Joy Harvey

Joy Dorothy Harvey (born 1934) is an American historian of science.[1]

Joy Harvey
Joy Dorothy Harvey

Alma materHarvard University


Harvey gained a PhD from Harvard University in 1983.[2] She has been an associate editor of the Darwin Correspondence Project, and written a biography of Clémence Royer, Darwin's first French translator.[3] She and Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie collaborated on the multi-volume Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science.[4]


  • 'Medicine and politics: Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Paris Commune', Dialectical anthropology, Vol. 15 (1990), p. 107–117
  • l'autre côté du miroir (The Other Side of the Mirror): French Neurophysiology and English Interpretations, in Claude Debru, Jean Gayon and Jean-Francois Picard, eds., Les sciences biologiques et médicales en France, 1920-1950, 1994.
  • 'Charles Darwins "Selective strategies": die französische versus die englische Reaktion', Rezeption von Evolutionstheorien im 19. Jahrhundert, 1995, pp.225–61
  • Almost a man of genius: Clémence Royer, feminism, and nineteenth-century science. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997
  • 'History of Science, History and Science, and Natural Science: Undergraduate Teaching of the History of Science at Harvard, 1938-1970', Isis, Vol. 90 (1999), pp.S270-S294.
  • (ed. with Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie) The biographical dictionary of women in science: pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York: Routledge, 2000
  • 'Darwin's ‘Angels’: the Women Correspondents of Charles Darwin', in Intellectual History Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2 (2009), pp. 197–210.


  1. ^ Library of Congress Name Authority file
  2. ^ Harvey, Races specified, evolution transformed: the social context of scientific debates originating in the Societe d'anthropologie de Paris, 1859-1902. PhD, Harvard University, 1983.
  3. ^ Eve-Marie Engels; Thomas F. Glick (2008). The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe. A&C Black. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-4411-6662-3.
  4. ^ Pnina G. Abir-Am, The Making of a Historian of Women in Science: Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie at 80!, History of Science Society Newsletter, January 2018.