Empire and Mobility

I was delighted to get my hands on Empire and Mobility in the Long Nineteenth Century this week, a new book edited by David Lambert and Pete Merriman. The books addresses the recent uptick in conversation between the fields of imperial history and mobility studies, and I was pleased to be able to contribute a … Continue reading Empire and Mobility

New website – martinmahony.com

This website, previously imperialweather.com, has now become martinmahony.com. Hopefully that change of name and URL will work... I wanted to create a more general-purpose website and blog, but without losing my imperial weather content, so I've essentially re-badged the latter and added a bit more general info about my research and teaching.

Airships paper now out in the Annals of the AAG

I'm pleased to be able to share my paper on British imperial airshipping, which is now out in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. The paper develops some of my earlier thinking about how airships can help us think in new ways about historical attitudes to both the atmosphere and to the technological future E-prints of … Continue reading Airships paper now out in the Annals of the AAG

Climate & Colonialism: new paper in ‘WIREs Climate Change’

Georgina Endfield and I have just published a review paper in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change on the topic of 'climate & colonialism'. The paper seeks to take in a large volume of recent(and not-so-recent) research in two broad areas: the links between ideas about climate (such as tropical degeneracy) and ideologies of imperialism; and more … Continue reading Climate & Colonialism: new paper in ‘WIREs Climate Change’

Relocating Meteorology: themed issue of History of Meteorology

I'm delighted to announce the publication of a themed issue of the journal History of Meteorology edited by myself and Angelo Matteo Caglioti (EUI), on the topic of 'Relocating Meteorology'. The collection developed out of a conference session at the AAG annual meeting in 2015, and brings together a range of established and emerging voices in … Continue reading Relocating Meteorology: themed issue of History of Meteorology

Global environmental images: history, politics, culture

A blog post about a recent special issue I contributed to on the the history of global environmental image-making…

Geo: Geography and Environment

We are happy to announce the publication of a special issue on global environmental images in the Open Collections of Geo: Geography and Environment. Sebastian Grevsmühl directed the special issue with papers by Birgit Schneider, Sabine Höhler, Hervé Regnauld and Patricia Limido, Martin Mahony, and Sebastian Grevsmühl. As the editorial introduction states, this issue was put together in order to stimulate a “sustained interdisciplinary inquiry into global environmental images, paying close attention to the nature of this new type of global knowledge, the imaginaries mobilised, as well as the politics, power struggles, asymmetries and marginalisation processes which are inevitably involved when talking about the global environment.”

Framed as an interdisciplinary endeavour, it is probably no surprise that authors come from various disciplinary backgrounds, including physical and cultural geography, art history and media studies, history of science and environmental history. Thus, the subjects, periods and…

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