I was chuffed to be invited by the editors of Progress in Human Geography to write three short 'progress reports' on the field of 'geographies of science and technology'. This is the first time reports have been commissioned in this area, which is a great reflection on the growing vibrancy of work in this area. … Continue reading Progress report: Geographies of science and technology
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Over the last couple of years Wilko Graf von Hardenberg and I have been working on convening a special issue on the historical role of the vertical in science. What we mean is the vertical as a condition of knowledge production - a spatial challenge to overcome, or a means of accessing new objects of … Continue reading Special issue: the vertical in the history of science
I don't have my own copy yet - it seems to have been corona'd in the post - but people seem to be buying and receiving copies to I thought it was about time to announce it here. This book started life as a couple of conference sessions way back in 2015 at the International … Continue reading It’s finally out! Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination
I was delighted this week to sign a contract for a book to be simply titled Anthropocene, for Routledge's Key Ideas in Geography series. As more and more people in geography and beyond have started engaging critically and creatively with the idea that we now inhabit the Anthropocene, and given that the concept is so … Continue reading Book plans: ‘Anthropocene’
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
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.
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
In the last couple of weeks I’ve given two seminars on my airships work, which has been a great opportunity to push forward my thinking a little bit with a view to getting some more writing done on the topic over the summer. Thanks to the good people of QUB Geography and the IHR Transport … Continue reading Hopeful monstrosities
I'm pleased to be able to share my paper on meteorology in colonial Mauritius, which appears in a special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science on 'Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World'. The editors - Sebastian Kroupa, Stephanie J. Mawson and Dorit Brixius - did a great job of shepherding together a … Continue reading Paper on Mauritian cyclonology
On 30th November my British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship formally came to an end, and I transitioned into being a Lecturer in Human Geography here at UEA. That marked the passing of three years of tremendous privilege, wherein I had the time and resources to pursue a research project which has proven immensely stimulating, and which … Continue reading End of the project (well, sort of…)