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 my work on airships and imperial meteorology, as well as to offer some reflections on recent debates around the concept of the Anthropocene:
1 March: Public talk at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, An Empire of the Skies: Airship Science and the Imperial Discovery of the Atmosphere. This will follow a workshop with a group of historians of science working on meteorology in the region in the 19th and 20th centuries.
10 March: Seminar at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, “The World, the Air and the Future”: Airship Science and the Imperial Discovery of the Atmosphere
15 March: Public talk as part of the UNMC ‘Mindset’ series, Is this the ‘Age of Humans’? Science, politics and culture in the Anthropocene – details to follow