The Adaptors Pod Cast

August 13th, 2015
Jim Fleming, “Fixing the Sky,” The Adaptors Pod Cast, Aug. 13, 2015


Upcoming Events

July 26th, 2015

Scheduled events as of July 26, 2015 (check back for updates)

“Cutting the Gordian Knot of Meteorology: New Technologies and New Knots,” Society for the History of Technology, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 2015.

“Cutting the Gordian Knot of Meteorology: New Theories, New Technologies, and New Knots,” History of Science Society, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2015.

Session Chair: “Science and the State: Public Policy, Promotion, and State Support for Science in the Twentieth Century,” History of Science Society, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2015.

Conference on the History of Meteorological Science and Technology, Chinese Society for the History of Science and Technology, Beijing, China, Dec. 2015.

“Climate Intervention,” Pressing Issues: History Meets Public Policy Roundtable, American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 2016.

“Inventing Atmospheric Science: The Quest for Prevision and the Gordian Knots of Meteorology,” Core Science Keynote Address – History, American Meteorological Society, New Orleans, LA, Jan. 2016.

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2016.

“Where Subfields Overlap, Methodologies Conspire: Historians of science and technology discuss environmental history,” Roundtable, American Society for Environmental History, Seattle, WA, April 2016.

Umeå University, Sweden, June 15, 2015

April 14th, 2015

Cutting the Gordian Knot of Meteorology:
New Technologies and New Knots”

Umeå University, Sweden
Host: Finn Arne Jørgenson,

Stockholm, May 25-June 21, 2015

April 14th, 2015

Visiting Scholar
International Meteorological Institute
(The “Rossby Institute”)
Stockholm University

Colorado State University, April 17, 2015

April 14th, 2015
Seminar on “The Emergence of Atmospheric Science,” at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Department of Atmospheric Science,

AAAS Meeting in San Jose

February 13th, 2015

There are several interesting climate sessions this year at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in San Jose, all on Valentine’s Day! Read more »

October Events

August 25th, 2014


Oct. 3, 2014 University of South Carolina: Departments of Geography and History, 3:30 pm,  Callcott 201, A New Look at Atmospheric Science and Technology: 1900-1960

Oct. 9-10 2014 Invited talk for the conférence internationale, Images environnementales globales: nouvelles perspectives, Espace Isadora Duncan, Paris-Meudon, France, Imag(e)ining Technocultures: Big picture framings

Oct. 17, 2014 Colby Family Weekend: STS Program, 4:00 pm, Lovejoy 100, Anne Louise Beck (1896-1982): Bringing Bergen Methods to the US. The most important scientist you have never heard about.

Oct. 24, 2014 Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London, Ontario, Candada, Invited talk for Climate Modelling and the Epistemology of Climate Change9:00 am-5:00 pm, Ivey-Spencer Leadership Centre, Dynamic climatology: Historical perspectives on shape-shifting nouns



September Events

August 25th, 2014

@Captain Weather

Sept. 25, 2014 Colby College, Dean’s lunchtime talk, 12 noon, Miller Library, Entreprenours of Atmospheric Research, 1900-1960

Sept. 26, 2014 Rutgers University, Department of Environmental Science, 2:30 pm in ENRS Room 223, “Everything Atmospheric, Everywhere, Always” A History of Atmospheric Research 1900-1960

CaptainWeather Events Aug. 2014

August 25th, 2014


Just back from Climate Engineering conference in Berlin, Germany.  Two presentations recorded in advance:

Fleming, J.R. “Fixing Everything: Technology, Public Intellectuals, and the Interventionist Anthropocene,”

Fleming, J.R. “Metaphors and Images of Climate Control,”