Historians for Future (H4F) support the climate movement by providing a historical perspective on the climate and biodiversity crisis we are facing. Climate change is not only a scientific issue. It’s a human problem, bound up in questions of social justice and human values, and we believe that the humanities can help to solve it. This is the podcast arm of an ongoing commitment to open up conversations and resources for a wider audience. The climate change visualisations we use for this podcast were made by Emanuele Bevacqua.
H4F talk with Milo Probst: Environmentalism of the 99%
For the third episode this season H4F are joined by Milo Probst, a PhD candidate from the University of Basel to discuss ecological emancipation, the history of social and political ideas and how to draw effectively from history of activism for better imaginable futures.
H4F talk with Kimberly Aiken: ASOC, Climate and Antarctica (S02E02)
For the second episode this season we are joined by Kimberly Aiken, a research and policy associate for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), to discuss the important work of ASOC, the need to understand and reconcile different forms of knowledge for policy work, and understanding the climate challenges in Antarctica.
H4F talk with Anne Pasek: Carbon and Sustainable Academia (S02E01)
Our second series sees H4F in conversation with Anne Pasek to talk about all things carbon, work at intersections of climate communication, environmental humanities and STS, and how we might imagine more sustainable academic futures.
H4F talk with Dania Achermann: Ice Cores, Small States and Global Climate Change (S01E04)
For our final talk of the series H4F chat with Dania Achermann the topic “Histories of Climate Science". We talk about Dania’s research on ice-core paleoclimatology and the cultural-political factors that shape how we know and understand climate sciences.
H4F talk with J.T. Roane: ‘Black Ecologies’ – Amplifying vulnerable perspectives in activism (S01E03)
For our third talk, H4F are in conversation with J.T. Roane about our topic "A History of Environmental Activism". We talk about Black Ecologies, the codependency of ecocide and racism, and the (historical) role of Black anti-growth activism.
H4F talk with Asmae Ourkiya: We are in the same storm, but not on the same boat (S01E02)
For our second episode, H4F are joined by Asmae Ourkiya for our topic - science may be key, but what about the humanities? We talk about ecofeminism, social justice and new perspectives on the Great Famine in Ireland (1840s/50s).