Dr Vladimir Jankovic PhD

Reader in History of Science and Atmospheric Humanities

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As a historian of atmospheric sciences (PhD University of Notre Dame), I have published in the cultural history of meteorology, medical environmentalism and contemporary urban climatology in relation to urban design. I have been the principal investigator on grants from US Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, Wellcome Trust, UK Economic and Economic and Social Research Council, and Brazilian Ministry of Science. Currently serving as president of International Commission for the History of Meteorology, I have organized conferences and panels on the history and social studies of climate change in UK, USA, Germany and Brazil. Recent ESRC project (with Professor Michael Hebbert, MARC) has investigates municipal strategies in addressing urban climate change since 1950. In 2005, I presented the Storms of War, Discovery Channel’s five-episode documentary on warfare and the weather. Books: Reading the Skies (Chicago, 2000), Confronting the Climate (New York, 2010) Intimate Universality (with Fleming and Cohen, 2005), Weather Local Knowledge and Everyday Life (with Barbosa, 2009), and Klima (with Fleming, Chicago, 2011).

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  • 1998 - Doctor of Philosophy, Meteors under Scrutiny: Private, Public and Professional Weather in Britain 1650 - 1820, University of Notre Dame (2000 - 1998)

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