Book plans: ‘Anthropocene’

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’

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