Publications and project outputs

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The following is a list of publications arising from this and related projects. My other publications can be found here.

Journal articles

  • Mahony, M. and Endfield, G. (2018) ‘Climate and colonialism’, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change,  p. e510.
  • Mahony, M. and Hulme, M. (2018) ‘Epistemic geographies of climate change: Science, space and politics’, Progress in Human Geography, 42(3), pp. 395–424.
    • Although more focused on contemporary rather than historical geographies of climate science, this paper contains some of the ideas which I’ll be applying to the colonial contexts I’m currently looking at.
  • Mahony, M. & Caglioti, A.M. (2017) Relocating MeteorologyHistory of Meteorology 8: 1-14
  • Mahony, M. (2016) For an empire of ‘all types of climate’: meteorology as an imperial scienceJournal of Historical Geography 51: 29-39
  • Mahony, M. (2016) Picturing the future-conditional: montage and the global geographies of climate change Geo: Geography and Environment. 3(2), e00019 
    • Although not a direct output from this project, this piece contains some relevant material about the historical genealogy and contemporary persistence of certain ways of thinking about climate, place and difference.

Edited collections

Working papers

Conference and seminar papers

  • ‘On the disunity of colonial science and society: meteorology in Mauritius’ – at European Society for the History of Science, London, Sept 2018
  • ‘Meteorology for ‘marginal climates’: colonial science in British East Africa’ – at European Association for the Study of Science & Technology, Lancaster, July 2018
  • ‘The genie of the storm: cultural politics of cyclone forecasting in colonial Mauritius’ – International Conference of Historical Geographers, Warsaw, July 2018
  • The World, the Air and the Future: Socio-technical imaginaries and the imperial discovery of the atmosphere’, Science & Democracy Network annual meeting, Jun 2018
  • ‘Atmospheres of anticipation: airships, affects and empire’ – at Anticipation 2017, Nov 2017.
  • ‘The skies above: meteorology and atmospheric imperialism’ – at ENIUGH 2017, Budapest, Aug 2017.
  • ‘Aerial empire: airship imaginaries and the imperial discovery of the atmosphere’ – at National University of Singapore, March 2017.
  • ‘An empire of the skies: airship science and the imperial discovery of the atmosphere’ – public keynote at ‘Weather Science, Extreme Weather and Disaster Histories’ workshop, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, March 2017.
  • ‘Sensing the weather: cyclonic reasoning and the spaces of weather observation in the southern Indian Ocean, 1851-1925’ – at ‘Science and Islands in the Indo-Pacific World’, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Sept 2016.
  • ”The World, the Air and the Future’: socio-technical imaginaries and the imperial discovery of the atmosphere’ – in the session ‘Where next? Historical geographies of the future’, RGS-IBG annual conference, Aug 2016.
  • ‘Weather and the colonial imagination: agricultural meteorology and the geographies of a contested science’ – paper presented in session ‘Weather and the geographical imagination: historical geographies of meteorology in practice’, co-convened with Sam Randalls (UCL), International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, July 2015
  • ‘An imperial atmosphere: meteorological mobility and the aerial geographies of Empire, 1925-1935’ – paper presented in session ‘Elemental empires: aerial and aquatic mobilities’, International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, July 2015
  • Situating internationalism in the atmospheric sciences: histories, geographies, climates and change‘ – seminar, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, November 2014