Thinking More Widely About Sustainability in Space @ Cambridge (22 February 2023)

‘Thinking More Widely About Sustainability in Space‘ (hybrid event) Abstract National and corporate interest in space has increased drastically in the past decade, and the space economy is expected to double by 2030. From 1957 to 2009, humankind launched just over 1000 satellites, a number that we surpassed in the first half of 2022 alone. … Read more

How Sustainable Is American Farming and Can Indigenous Agroecology Solve Its Key Challenges? @ UCL (14 November 2022)

‘How Sustainable Is American Farming and Can Indigenous Agroecology Solve Its Key Challenges?‘ (in-person event) Abstract Almost 10 billion people are predicted to exist on Earth by 2050—that is about 3 billion more who will need to be fed compared to 2010. However, expanding our current agriculture systems is not a sustainable solution to this … Read more

Discovering Britain through discourses of indigeneity @ Cambridge (online 9 November 2022)

The Treaty of Penn with the Indians by Benjamin West. Public Domain.

‘Discovering Britain through discourses of indigeneity II: British Empire and colonialism’ (online) Abstract British history is rife with change; ethnic, social and linguistic shifts have indelibly marked its present day. While discourses of ‘native’ or ‘original’ Britons in popular media are nothing new, with the surge in topics of Indigeneity across disciplines, some scholars have … Read more

Lunar Ambassadors: British Perceptions of Moon Samples @ NASA & Georgetown (30 September 2022)

‘Lunar Ambassadors: British Perceptions of Moon Samples from NASA and the USSR’ (hybrid online/in-person event) This event is now over. View the recording below: Event Details Matthias Wong gave this talk on Friday 30 September 2022, 9-10:30am EDT at Georgetown University as part of the ‘History of NASA and the Environment Symposium‘, organised by the … Read more

Indigenous Matrilineal Communities

Indigenous Peruvian scholar Dr Mariaelena Huambachano (Quechua, Syracuse University) and Joy Porter spoke on BBC Women’s Hour about Matrilineal Communities on 27 August 2022.