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Histories of Antarctica

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For the last session of this year’s PHaSS seminar series, we have an exciting joint session with two talks dedicated on Antarctica:

“Heroic Networks: objects, museums and Antarctic explorers” – Henrietta Hammant Henrietta’s research considers the representation of explorers of the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration (broadly the late 19th to early 20th century) in museum collections. She is particularly interested in how certain figures from this time period, including Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott, have come to be thought of as ‘heroes’ thanks, in part, to the work of museum professionals. Expanding the traditional understanding of a ‘hero’, she aims to highlight a diverse network of both human and non-human actors that were critical to these expeditions, and their subsequent memorialisation in museums.

”’They will not come into contact with the restricted sections of the programme’. The Soviet Union and knowledge exchange in Antarctica” – Elias Angele

This talk is part of the Polar Humanities and Social Sciences ECR Workshop series.

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