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Matthias Heymann presents "Understanding and misunderstanding aridity and drought: From the UNESCO Arid Zone Programme to modelling and remote sensing approaches"

9th ESHS Conference: Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science, Online, 31 August - 3 September 2020

27.08.2020 | Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

Room 8: S15 - Marginalising or expanding personal experiences of nature? On the (loss of) authority of field research in 20th century geophysical sciences

Tuesday 1 September @ 9-11 am (CEST)

Conveners: Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University, Denmark), Dania Achermann (University of Bern, Switzerland)

Chair: Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Papers

1 - Robert-Jan Wille (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Sounding the aerial ocean. Maintaining a transcontinental network of sensible weather balloons at the Lindenberg Aeronautical Observatory, 1905-1915

2 - Vladimir Janković (University of Manchester, UK), The Balkans as Fieldwork: Jovan Cvijić's Visceral Ethnography of Lands in Strife and Turmoil

3 - Dania Achermann (University of Bern, Switzerland), “A strong back and love for snow and ice”: Diversification in glaciological research from the 19th to the 20th century

4 - Matthias Heymann (Aarhus University, Denmark), Understanding and misunderstanding aridity and drought: From the UNESCO Arid Zone Programme to modelling and remote sensing approaches

Arrangement