WIREs Climate Change – rising impact factor

The new journal impact factors for 2016 announced last week show the growing citation success of the journal which I edit, WIREs Climate Change.   Our Thomson-Reuters JIF for 2016 was 4.57, the highest we have been since the journal launched in 2010.  The new Elsevier CiteScore, calculated in a slightly different way to the […]

Previous PhD Students

I have previously acted as primary supervisor for these 15 PhD students, all of whom have successfully completed their doctorates.  I have also been external or internal examiner for a further 23 PhD theses, in the UK, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands. Chaya Vaddhanaphuti (2017): Experiencing and performing in the field: how do Northern Thai farmers […]

One Man Does Not Control the Climate

It is important not to over-react to the news that Donald Trump wishes to withdraw the USA from the Paris Agreement and seek to renegotiate a ‘fairer deal’ for America. The wailing and grieving around the media that has accompanied yesterday’s announcement is exactly the sort of reaction that Trump is seeking to provoke. It […]

Energy Humanities Podcast

Listen to me talking about ‘the many meanings of climate’ (starts at 10:00 minutes), recorded with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer for their Cultures of Energy blog, part of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human...

Major Publications 2016

Hulme,M. (2016)  ‘Climate change and memory’   Chapter 18 (pp.159-162) in: Memory in the twenty-first century: new critical perspectives from the sciences, arts and humanities  (ed.) Sebastian Groes,  Palgrave Macmillan, London, 428pp. Hulme,M. (2016)  ‘Climate change: Varieties of religious engagement’   Chapter 25 (pp.239-248) in: Routledge handbook on religion and ecology  (eds.) Jenkins,W., Tucker,M.E. and  Grim,J., Routledge, […]

The cultural functions of climate

On 27 October 2016 I delivered the opening distinguished lecture of the 2016/17 session at the Institute of Social Sciences – Instituto Ciências Sociais – University of Lisbon.  Drawing upon my new book ‘Weathered’ and titled ‘The cultural functions...