CURRENT and UPCOMING ANTARCTIC EVENTS

Included here are notices of exhibits, lectures, conferences and other gatherings or events of Antarctic interest. Current and closest to the present usually listed first. Go to PAST EVENTS for those that have already happened.

The best polar gathering of the year is the Shackleton Autumn School, held each October in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Have a look at photos and commentary on the past seven gatherings excerpted from trip reports on my personal webpage.

Last updated: 26 June 2016.

Accessed at least many times since 17 April 2007.



Events associated with the centenary of Shackleton's Endurance expedition 2014-2016
Current & Continuing Antarctic Events
Upcoming Antarctic Events



Events associated with the centenary of Shackleton's Endurance expedition 2014-2016:

[Numerous events, mostly in the UK, are being proposed and planned during 2014-2016 to commemorate Shackleton's Endurance Expedition. The
Shackleton 100 website has now been launched that will act as a central information clearinghouse for these events and once up, much of the information will be duplicated here or possibly just a link will be included.]




Current & Continuing Antarctic Events:



SHACKLETON ENDURANCE EXHIBITION

Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Exhibition open every day. Admission.

"The exhibition tells a survival story like no other: Irish-born explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917. Today it's rightly seen as perhaps the most remarkable in exploration history: a tale of extraordinary leadership—of the triumph of the human heart and spirit when faced with the most terrible odds. But it was years before its true significance emerged.
Relive this true life story at the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition in Dun Laoghaire. On display are over 150 photographs taken by the Expedition photographer Frank Hurley, a full size exact replica of the James Caird; the lifeboat that proved so critical to the rescue, and much, much more. After visiting the exhibition, you'll understand that it truly was a 'Triumph against all odds'."
See:
http://www.shackletonexhibition.com/

(24 November 2013)




Upcoming Antarctic Events:


16th ANNUAL SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL

Friday-Monday, 21-24 October 2016, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland
More information later.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 5 November 2016, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Preceded by the AGM at 5:30pm in the South Cloister. Dinner will be served at 7pm in the Great Hall.



THE ROALD AMUNDSEN MEMORIAL LECTURES 2016

Friday and Saturday, 2 & 3 December 2016, Fram Museum, Oslo, Norway.
There will be lecture sessions during the day and a dinner on the deck of the Fram in the evening.

Friday 2 December
     17:30 Registration
     18:00 Exhibition opening Captain C.A. Larsen Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
              Launch of C.A. Larsen's diaries from Jason (1891-94) and Antarctic (1901-04)
              Reception
     20:30 Film: Trapped at the End of the World. Argentinian documentary from 2004 about the Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-04. English subtitles. 83 min.
     22:00 End


Saturday 3 December
     10:00 Geir O. Kløver—Welcome. Launch of Gustav Juel Wiik's and Peder Ristvedt's diaries from the Gjøa Expedition (1903-06)
     10:30 Joe O'Farrell—The Ross Sea Party 1914-17: Tragedy or Triumph?
     11:30 Break
     11:40 Robert Stephenson—A Low-Latitude Antarctic Gazetteer (Antarctic Sites outside the Antarctic—memorials, statues, houses, graves and the occasional pub)
     12:00 Lunch in the Gjøa Building
     13:00 Aant Elzinga—Otto Nordenskjöld and the Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-1903 in scientific context
     14:00 Break
     14:10 Robert Burton—Captain C.A. Larsen at South Georgia: Launching the Antarctic whaling industry
     15:10 Coffee break
     14:40 PJ Capelotti—Polar Opposites: American and Norwegian voices in the exploration of Franz Josef Land
     16:40 Break
     16:50 The Polar Exploration Game ©The Fram Museum
              Reception in the C.A. Larsen exhibition
     19:45 Recreation of the City of Kristiania's dinner 10 September 1896 for Fridtjof Nansen and his men to welcome them home
              from Fram's drift across the Polar Sea. The same 9-course menu and similar wine will be served, the same speeches will be held and the same music played.

For this and more information go to:
eventsfram2016.pdf


JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 5 May 2017, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London.



SOUTHPOLE-sium v.3

Friday-Sunday, 12-14 May 2017, Oslo, Norway. See the webpage on this site.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY, AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 10 November 2017, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Preceded by the AGM at 5:30pm in the South Cloister. Dinner will be served at 7pm in the Great Hall.




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