Jan 28, 2021
Measuring the Earth Discussion Group
- 14:00 to 15:00
- Discussion Group
- Dept. III
The idea for this meeting is to broaden the scope of topics discussed and address the histories of meteorology and climatology. We plan to focus on the issue of how measurements are made, visualized and understood in these fields at a multiplicity of spatial and temporal scales. To initialize discussion we suggest to read the following texts on the histories of meteorology and climatology between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century:
- Aitor Anduaga, Introduction, in Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840–1910: Taming the Weather, first ed. (Abingdon: Routledge, 2020).
- Deborah R. Coen, Introduction, in Climate in Motion: Thinking Across Scales in the Habsburg Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
- Martin Mahony, "For an Empire of 'all Types of Climate': Meteorology as an Imperial Science," Journal of Historical Geography 51 (January 2016): 29–39.
Contact and Registration
In case you have questions about the discussion group, a specific session or registration, please feel free to contact Wilko Hardenberg.