With over two million items, our Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research.
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Our Picture Library is one of the world's finest collections of photography and artworks, recording over 200 years of travel, people, place and geographical discovery.
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We are part of the Science Museums and Archives Consortium, which each year award six AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral studentships.
One of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival on display in a remarkable exhibition created by the Society, curated by polar historian Meredith Hooper.
A digitisation project enabling hundreds of thousands of items from our Collections to be digitised, allowing access to wider audiences in order to support teaching and learning.
[Online] In assessing and engaging with digitised manuscripts, journals, diaries, letters, and notebooks, Kate looks to uncover the muted narratives of women in the record of exploration.
14 December 2020
[Online] This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage using maps and photographs alongside their own family archives.
1 March 2021
[Online] From expeditions in Africa, through the debating halls of the Royal Geographical Society, to a study in Trieste, this talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.
22 March 2021
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