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.
An introduction to the vibrant and energetic city that remains an enigma to many outsiders.
21 June 2021
This talk recounts the extraordinary life of explorer Richard Burton whilst embracing the wider history of 19th century science.
22 March 2021
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
The iconic architecture and culture that defines New York as we know it today, from the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre. It was Gotham's defining decade.
19 October 2020
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