Antipodes on the page looks at the European encounter with Australia and New Zealand from the early navigators and first colonists through to the period of inland exploration. The presentation is based on 18th and 19th century books held in the RGS-IBG Library.
Eugene Rae is the Principal Librarian of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). He has worked at the Society for twenty years and is part of a team that looks after the two million items contained within the Society’s Collections. He has a particular interest in the history of exploration.
This talk presents findings from the ASSIST research project. Starting from a geological perspective and issues of spatial proximity and sense place, the project also incorporates insights and methods from psychology and computer science.
24 February 2021
The focus is Robert Falcon Scott's Terra Nova expedition which relied so heavily on the support of the Society.
5 December 2020
In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert.
30 November 2020
Two great firsts. The 50th anniversary Mount Everest Foundation lecture.
3 November 2020
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