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

Paper on Mauritian cyclonology

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

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

New paper: montage and climate futures

I have a new paper out in the RGS-IBG's relatively new open-access journal Geo: Geography & Environment, entitled 'Picturing the future-conditional: montage and the global geographies of climate change'. The paper will form part of a themed issue on global environmental imagery being convened by historian of science Sebastian Grevsmühl. The introductory essay by Sebastian is also … Continue reading New paper: montage and climate futures

New paper: meteorology as an imperial science

I have a new paper out in the Journal of Historical Geography entitled 'For an empire of 'all types of climate': meteorology as an imperial science'. It can be found on the publisher's website here, and a pre-publication version of the article can be downloaded here. The paper is the main output of the RGS-IBG funded project which I conducted … Continue reading New paper: meteorology as an imperial science