Upcoming Collections events

Be Inspired: Unarticulated narratives of women on David Livingstone’s Expeditions - Kate Simpson

[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.

Be Inspired: Travellers in the Great Steppe: uncovering a hidden history - Nick Fielding

[Online] In his new history of the exploration of the steppes, Nick Fielding shows that there is a hidden and far more diverse history for this vast region that is commonly known in the West, and that Western travellers and adventurers have been visiting this area since the days of the Mongols.

Be Inspired: Genealogy, geography and archives - Chandan Mahal

[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.

Be Inspired: Always ready for an expedition - Natalie Cox

[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.
 

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Apply for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships

We are delighted to announce applications for our Wiley Digital Archive Research Fellowships are open.

Hidden Histories of Exploration

We are delighted to announce our latest online exhibition: Hidden Histories of Exploration.

Society statement on the global Black Lives Matter protests

The Society stands in solidarity with Black communities globally against racism and inequality, and joins the global calls to reaffirm that Black lives matter following the shocking and tragic death of George Floyd.