In 2014, the Gerda Henkel Foundation initiated a scholarship programme supporting young humanities scholars from Africa and Southeast Asia in honour of the foundation's founder, Lisa Maskell. It is the largest international support programme for PhD students in the history of the Foundation. The Lisa Maskell Fellowships aim to strengthen universities in the partner countries, to counter the outflow of qualified young scholars and to ensure the doctoral students enjoy excellent academic training.
In the last couple of months, L.I.S.A. has been publishing interviews with the Lisa Maskell Fellows from Subsaharan Africa and from Southeast Asia, in which they talk about their research projects as well as their experiences during their academic career and the Lisa Maskell fellowship.
This week, we welcome Kristine Kate Lim from the Philippines. After completing a BA in Political Science at De La Salle University in Manila and an MA in Archaeology at the University of the Philippines - Diliman, she started her PhD in Archaeology with the thesis Exploring Archaeological Seascape Conditions: Anthropogenic Impacts and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of Maritime and Underwater Archaeological Sites in Western and Eastern Philippines at the Freie Universität in Berlin.