Progress report: Geographies of science and technology

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

Special issue: the vertical in the history of science

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

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