Hong Kong workshop: Weather Science, Extreme Weather and Disaster Histories

Last week I was delighted to join a workshop at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on the history of weather science and weather extremes in the region. The workshop brought together historians of science with atmospheric scientists interested in using historical observations to reconstruct past weather and climate. It was a great day of cross-disciplinary … Continue reading Hong Kong workshop: Weather Science, Extreme Weather and Disaster Histories

Forthcoming speaking engagements in SE Asia

In a few weeks' time I'll be heading over to Malaysia to spend some time in the archives there, as well as to visit the University of Nottingham's campus (UNMC) just outside Kuala Lumpur. I've got a few speaking engagements lined up during my trip, which will give me the opportunity to present some of … Continue reading Forthcoming speaking engagements in SE Asia

What do we talk about when we talk about climate?

This Thursday (14th July) we will be hosting Vladimir Jankovic, an historian of science at the University of Manchester, for a public lecture on the question of ‘What do we talk about when we talk about climate?’ The talk will form the first Hayman Rooke Lecture in Environmental Humanities, a new lecture series with which we aim … Continue reading What do we talk about when we talk about climate?

Conferencing: AAG 2016

I'm heading off to the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers next week, where I'll be presenting some preliminary work on the history of agricultural meteorology in a session I've put together with Angelo Matteo Caglioti (Berkeley). The session, 'Historical geographies of environmental knowledge: science, space and power', will bring together historical geographers … Continue reading Conferencing: AAG 2016