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.
[Online] Cliff will explore Lusitanian cultural legacies in the Cape of Flowers.
17 May 2021
Using the historical drama of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance voyage and subsequent publications, Art Gertel will juxtapose authorship criteria between popular and scientific/medical literature.
19 April 2021
Kate explores the RGS-IBG’s digital library to identify the African women in the expeditions of David Livingstone.
14 December 2020
A look at the background to the British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s and at the expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924. Illustrated by archives, artefacts and photographs from the Collections of the Society.
2 November 2020
This lecture examines the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kallihirua, a member of the Inughuit community of Northern Greenland who was visited by the crew of the Assistance during the 1850–51 Franklin Search Expedition.
21 September 2020
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