The following is a list of publications grouped by themes:

  • Climate, science and empire;
  • Climate change: science and politics;
  • Histories of modelling climate change;
  • Visualising climate change;
  • Spaces of politics

A complete chronological list of publications can be found here.

Climate, science and empire

Mahony, Martin, and Samuel Randalls. Eds. Weather, Climate and the Geographical Imagination. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.

Mahony, Martin. “Weather, Climate, and the Colonial Imagination: Meteorology and the End of Empire.” In Weather, Climate, and the Geographical Imagination, edited by Mahony and Randalls, 168–89. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020.

Mahony, Martin. “Reading the Skies, Writing Mobility: On the Road with a Colonial Meteorologist.” In Empire and Mobility in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by David Lambert and Peter Merriman. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020.

Mahony, Martin. “Historical Geographies of the Future: Airships and the Making of Imperial Atmospheres.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 109, no. 4 (2019): 1279–99.

Mahony, Martin. “Climatography for the Anthropocene.” Metascience 28, no. 3 (2019): 435–440 (a review of Debbie Coen’s Climate in Motion)

Mahony, Martin. “The ‘Genie of the Storm’: Cyclonic Reasoning and the Spaces of Weather Observation in the Southern Indian Ocean, 1851-1925.” British Journal for the History of Science. 51, no. 4 (2018): 607–33.

Mahony, Martin, and Georgina Endfield. “Climate and Colonialism.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 9, no. 2 (2018): e510.

Mahony, Martin, and Angelo Matteo Caglioti. “Relocating Meteorology.” History of Meteorology 8 (2017): 1–14.

Mahony, Martin. “For an Empire of ‘All Types of Climate’: Meteorology as an Imperial Science.” Journal of Historical Geography 51 (2016): 29–39.

Climate change: science and politics

Beck, Silke, and Martin Mahony. “The IPCC and the New Map of Science and Politics.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 9, no. 6 (2018): e494.

Mahony, Martin, and Mike Hulme. “Epistemic Geographies of Climate Change: Science, Space and Politics.” Progress in Human Geography 42, no. 3 (2018): 395–424.

Beck, Silke, and Martin Mahony. “The Politics of Anticipation: The IPCC and the Negative Emissions Technologies Experience.” Global Sustainability 1, no. e8 (2018): 1–8.

Mahony, Martin. “Epistemic Politics of Climate Change.” In The SAGE Handbook of Nature, edited by Terry Marsden, 194–215. London: SAGE, 2018.

Pearce, Warren, Martin Mahony, and Sujatha Raman. “Science Advice for Global Challenges: Learning from Trade-Offs in the IPCC.” Environmental Science & Policy 80 (2018): 125–31.

Beck, Silke, Tim Forsyth, Pia M. Kohler, Myanna Lahsen, and Martin Mahony. “The Making of Global Environmental Science and Politics.” In The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, edited by Ulrike Felt, Rayvon Fouché, Clark A. Miller, and Laurel Smith-Doerr, 4th ed., 1059–86. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016.

Mahony, Martin. “The IPCC and the Geographies of Credibility.” History of Meteorology 6 (2014): 95–112.

Mahony, Martin. “The Predictive State: Science, Territory and the Future of the Indian Climate.” Social Studies of Science 44, no. 1 (September 25, 2014): 109–33.

Hulme, Mike, and Martin Mahony. “IPCC: Climate Panel Is Ripe for Examination.” Nature 502, no. 7473 (October 31, 2013): 624.

Mahony, Martin. “Boundary Spaces: Science, Politics and the Epistemic Geographies of Climate Change in Copenhagen, 2009.” Geoforum 49 (October 2013): 29–39.

Hulme, M., M. Mahony, S. Beck, C. Gorg, B. Hansjurgens, J. Hauck, C. Nesshover, et al. “Science-Policy Interface: Beyond Assessments.” Science 333, no. 6043 (August 4, 2011): 697–98.

Hulme, Mike, and Martin Mahony. “Climate Change: What Do We Know about the IPCC?” Progress in Physical Geography 34, no. 5 (June 2010): 705–18.

Histories of modelling climate change

Carlos, Jean, Hochsprung Miguel, and Martin Mahony. “‘Infrastructural Geopolitics’ of Climate Knowledge: The Brazilian Earth System Model and the North-South Knowledge Divide.” Sociologias 21, no. 51 (2019): 44–75.

Heymann, Matthias, Gabriele Gramelsberger, and Martin Mahony. Eds. Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science: Epistemic and Cultural Shifts in Computer-Based Modelling and Simulation. London: Routledge, 2017.

Mahony, Martin. “The (Re)Emergence of Regional Climate: Mobile Models, Regional Visions and the Government of Climate Change.” In Cultures of Prediction in Atmospheric and Climate Science. Edited by Matthias Heymann, Gabriele Gramelsberger, and Martin Mahony, 139–58. London: Routledge, 2017.

Mahony, Martin, and Mike Hulme. “Modelling and the Nation: Institutionalising Climate Prediction in the UK, 1988–92.” Minerva 54, no. 4 (2016): 445–70.

Mahony, Martin, and Mike Hulme. “Model Migrations: Mobility and Boundary Crossings in Regional Climate Prediction.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37, no. 2 (2012): 197–211.

Visualising climate change

Mahony, Martin. “Picturing the Future-Conditional: Montage and the Global Geographies of Climate Change.” Geo: Geography and Environment 3, no. 2 (2016): e00019.

Mahony, Martin. “Climate Change and the Geographies of Objectivity: The Case of the IPCC’s Burning Embers Diagram.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 40 (2015): 153–67.

Mahony, Martin, and Mike Hulme. “The Color of Risk: Expert Judgment and Diagrammatic Reasoning in the IPCC’s ‘Burning Embers.’” In Image Politics of Climate Change, edited by Birgit Schneider and Thomas Nocke, 105–26. Transcript, 2014. .

Mahony, Martin, and Mike Hulme. “The Colour of Risk: An Exploration of the IPCC’s ‘burning Embers’ Diagram.” Spontaneous Generations 6, no. 1 (2012): 75–89.

Spaces of politics

Craggs, Ruth, and Martin Mahony. “The Geographies of the Conference: Knowledge, Performance and Protest.” Geography Compass 8, no. 6 (2014): 414–30.

Mahony, Martin, and Helen Pallett. “Boundaries, Territory and Public Controversy: The GM Debate Re-Materialised.” Area 45, no. 2 (2013): 249–51.

Conference and seminar papers

  • ‘Meteorology and British colonialism, 1897-1950’, Colonial Knowledges conference, Manchester, Feb 2020
  • ‘Assembling cyclones: the matter of the weather in colonial Mauritius’, History of Science Society Conference, Utrecht, July 2019
  • ‘Voyaging in a “mysterious element”: meteorological encounters and aerial empire’, Goethe University Frankfurt, June 2019
  • ‘Airships and empire: histories and geographies of the aerial future’, IHR Transport and Mobility Histories seminar, London, March 2019
  • ‘Atmospheric encounters: histories and geographies of the aerial future’ – QUB Geography seminar, Belfast, March 2019
  • ‘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