This international and interdisciplinary conference examines the tensions between local knowledge of weather and climate and elite disciplinary perspectives. How do local and indigenous forms of weather knowledge interact with globalizing discourses and representations? How, both now and in the past, have people imagined, remembered, and acted in relation to the weather as individuals and as members of social and tribal groups? How does climatological citizenship manifest itself in daily routines, rituals, perceptions, reactions to and uses of weather information? What the perceived role of expert knowledge in providing the information and warnings about day-to-day and extreme atmospheric events and how has the public taken the weather in their own hands?
The five-day meeting will be held at MAST, the Museu de Astronomia e Ciencias Afins in Rio de Janeiro. The papers on the program represent new perspectives from leading and emerging historians, sociologists, geographers, and anthropologists.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)