For our second talk, H4F are joined by Asmae Ourkiya for our topic: Science is key…but what about the Humanities? We talk about ecofeminism, social justice and new perspectives on the Irish Great Famine (1840s/50s).
Asmae (them/they) is a Moroccan award-winning researcher and writer who is currently pursuing their doctoral degree in Ecofeminism at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. Take a look at their research and projects at https://www.asmaeourkiya.com/.
To kickstart the series, H4F are joined by Simon Schaffer for our topic: What can we learn from history about climate change? How did we get here? How does it affect our research and teaching?
Simon Schaffer is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Cambridge. His research addresses the practices, materials and organisation of scientific inquiry between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, including studies of astronomy, natural philosophy, technology and the physical sciences. He is currently a co-investigator on the Leverhulme Project ‘Making Climate History’.