James Bartholomew

James Bartholomew

James Bartholomew

Professor Emeritus, History


614 292-8301

106 Dulles Hall
230 W 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • History of Science in Japan
  • Modern Japan


  • Ph.D., 1972, Stanford University
  • M.A., 1964, Stanford University
  • B.A., 1963, Stanford University

Professor Bartholomew is a specialist in modern Japanese history, chiefly interested in the history of science, medicine, higher education, and business in Japan. In 1985-86, he held a research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. His 1989 book, The Formation of Science in Japan received the1992 Pfizer Award of the History of Science Society and was issued in paperback in February 1993. In March 2001, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship to write a book on Japan and the Nobel science prizes, 1901-1949.