Dr Vladimir Jankovic



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Contact details:

Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5902
+44 (0)161 275 5699
Email: Vladimir.Jankovic@manchester.ac.uk

Research interests

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, 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. Current ESRC project (with Professor Michael Hebbert, MARC), 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).


Highlight publications

  • Vladimir Jankovic, Michael Hebbert. (2012). Hidden Climate Change -- Urban Meteorology and the Scales of Real Weather. Climatic Change, 113(1), 23-33. eScholarID:161345 | DOI:10.1007/s10584-012-0429-1
  • James R. Fleming and Vladimir Jankovic. (2011). Revisiting Klima. Osiris, 26, 1-15. eScholarID:136715 | DOI:10.1086/661262
  • Vladimir Jankovic. (2010). Confronting the Climate: British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine. New York: Pagrave Macmillan. eScholarID:90532
  • Vladimir Jankovic. (2010). Climates as commodities: Jean Pierre Purry and the modelling of the best climate on Earth. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 41(3), 201. eScholarID:90533 | DOI:10.1016/j.shpsb.2010.07.008

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