Jim Fleming will be discussing his books Fixing the Sky (Columbia University Press, 2010) and Inventing Atmospheric Science (MIT Press 2016) at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Old Professors Bookshop, 99 Main Street, Belfast, Maine.
Fixing the Sky won the 2011 Sally Hacker Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and the Louis J. Battan Author’s Award from the American Meteorological Society.
Inventing Atmospheric Science is one of the monthly recommended books in the March 2016 issue of Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/recommended-march-book-reviews-roundup1/
From: “Barbara C. Shutt” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Save the Date: Thu Feb 18 Book Launch Party with Jim Fleming
You are invited to an author’s event on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Colby Bookstore, starting with snacks and mingling at 4:30 p.m., and where, at about 5:00, Professor Jim Fleming (STS) will give very short remarks about shooting chickens out of a cannon, building an artificial volcano, nuking the north pole, and his new book, Inventing Atmospheric Science, just published by the M.I.T. Press.
Please join us. Copies will be available for sale, and you will be able to get your first edition copy (always collectible) autographed, as well as enjoy snacks and commentary.
The Colby Bookstore is located in Cotter Union on the campus of Colby College. Year round hours: Mon – Sat 8am – 5pm. Swing on by,
Human/ Nature in the Anthropocene
ST197 Human/Nature Arts and Humanities Lab
Sept. 15 at Colby
Inventing Atmospheric Science
The Quest for Prevision and the Gordian Knots of Meteorology
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.
“Cutting the Gordian Knot of Meteorology:
New Technologies and New Knots”
Umeå University, Sweden
Host: Finn Arne Jørgenson, email@example.com
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…] about AAAS Meeting in San Jose
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 Change, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Ivey-Spencer Leadership Centre, Dynamic climatology: Historical perspectives on shape-shifting nouns