Beyond the Southeast Asian islands of spices lay islands of flowers and sandalwood. For a period between the 16th and 20th centuries this was part of the Portuguese empire.
In this talk, Cliff Periera will give an account of cultural legacies of exploration of Luso-Asians.
Featured image: M.A. Burnett 1842, Wellcome Collection.
[Cancelled] Alexander Maitland will tell the story of Wilfred Thesiger's first crossing of the Empty Quarter.
25 October 2021
This National Lottery Open Week we’re saying #Thankstoyou and unlocking our archives with a free digital talk exploring Antarctic photography from the ‘Heroic Age’.
5 June 2021
This talk recounts how people of Punjabi descent worked with the Society's archive to explore the places associated with their ancestral heritage.
1 March 2021
In 1874, John Forrest led an expedition on a 2,700 mile crossing of Australia’s Western Desert.
30 November 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
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