PAST ANTARCTIC EVENTS - 2013 and 2014.

Included here are notices of lectures, conferences and other gatherings or events of Antarctic interest that appeared in 2013 and 2014 in 'Antarctic Events' but are now history.

Last updated: 1 April 2014.



INDEX OF EVENTS (Most recent first):

To the Ends of the EarthÉand Back: Selections from The Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection (24 September - 27 February 2013. Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland).
Aurora Expedition Symposium (4 October 2013. University of Adelaide, South Australia).
Friends of SPRI, AGM and Program. (9 November 2013. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge). Bob Burton, "What if Shackleton had Landed? Would he have got across Antarctica?"
James Caird Society AGM, Members' Evening and Lecture (8 November 2013. Dulwich College, London). Angie Butler, "The Quest for Frank Wild."
Friends of SPRI, Lecture. (26 October 2013. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge). John Dudenay, "Operation Tabarin."
13th Annual Shackleton Autumn School (25-28 October 2013. Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland).
Friends of SPRI, Lecture (jointly with the South Georgia Association) (12 October 2013. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge). Bob Headland, "Exotic Terrestrial Mammals in Antarctic Regions."
Scott's Last Expedition (23 November - 30 June 2013. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand).
Annascaul Tom Crean International Festival (21-23 June 2013. Community Centre and the South Pole Inn, Annascaul, Co Kerry, Ireland).
Centenary of the Visit to Scilly of Captain Scott's Ship the Terra Nova in June 1913 (10-12 June 2013. Isles of Scilly). See a report on the gathering.
Scott's 145th Birthday Dinner in Plymouth (6 June 2013. Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Plymouth).
Friends of Antarctica. Talk by Patrick Cordingly (18 May 2013. The Oates Museum, Selborne, Hampshire).
James Caird Society Members' Evening and Lecture (10 May 2013. Dulwich College, London).
American Polar Society 75th Anniversary Meeting and Symposium (15-18 April 2013. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts).
Heart of the Hero: The Remarkable Women behind Polar Exploration (8 April 2013. Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London).
Heart of the Hero: The Remarkable Women behind Polar Exploration (26 February 2013. The Clothworkers' Hall, London).
Retracing Roald Amundsen—Centernary Expedition to the South Pole (18 February 2013. Royal Georgraphical Society, London).
Oamaru Scott 100 (6-10 February 2013. Oamaru, NZ).



TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH…AND BACK: SELECTIONS FROM THE JAY I. KISLAK POLAR COLLECTION

Selections from the stellar collection of Jay I. Kislak are on exhibit at the Osher Map Library from September 24th 2013 to February 27th 2014. The Osher Library is part of the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

The Osher Map Library is pleased to present To the Ends of the Earth . . . and Back: Selections from the Jay I. Kislak Polar Collection, an exhibition curated by Arthur Dunkleman, Director of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Miami Lakes, Florida. The exhibition offers a historical overview of polar exploration and the ongoing process of globalization as depicted in maps, charts, books, and artifacts from the Kislak Polar Collection. It begins with the Greek and Roman concepts of the "frigid zones," as the polar regions were first named, continues with the Renaissance idea of terra australis [the supposed southern continent] and the often fatal search for the Northeast and Northwest passages from Europe to Asia, and ends with the ultimate challenge: to reach the South Pole, the end of the earth. The exhibition includes over eighty objects that span five centuries. They document not only Western expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic but also the impact of those expeditions on popular culture and globalization.

Jay I. Kislak, a prominent collector of maps, assembled the Kislak Polar Collection over many years, collecting rare books, manuscripts and other artifacts related to world exploration and especially the New World and the polar regions. Kislak and his wife, Jean, residents of Maine and Florida, are lifelong connoisseurs and supporters of the arts.

The Jay I. Kislak Foundation was established in 1984 to foster greater understanding of the cultures and history of the Americas. In 2004, the foundation donated more than 3,000 rare books, maps, manuscripts and artifacts related to the Early Americas to the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

The Jay I. Kislak Collection is the core of Exploring the Early Americas, an ongoing exhibition in the historic Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress and is integral to the library's program of research, education, and public activity. During the past decade the foundation has focused on the early history of navigation, exploration and discovery, with particular emphasis on the polar regions. Selected highlights of the Kislak Polar Collection are on display in this exhibition.

Source: http://www.americanaexchange.com/articles/1536

Link to University of Southern Maine, the
Osher Library.

(4 October 2013)


AURORA EXPEDITION SYMPOSIUM

"The Australasian Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Douglas Mawson marked the first Australasian temporary occupation of Antarctica.
Mawson's expedition returned to South Australia on 26 February 1914 with great fanfare. Now, one hundred years later, and with several more narratives available, the expedition is being re-examined.
This day-long symposium will focus on what has been omitted, forgotten, not well told or distorted.
Internationally renowned speakers include controversial historian David Day, author Meredith Hooper (2014 Australian of the Year in the UK), explorer Professor Chris Turney (recently returned to Australia from the 2013-2014 Australasian Antarctic Expedition), academic Elle Leane and environmental scientist Pat Quilty, along with descendants of expeditioners Sir Douglas Mawson and Cecil Thomas Madigan. Themes covered will include Aurora, Macquarie Island, science, main base, the recently published diaries of Mawson's Adelaide University colleague Cecil Madigan, and the scientific and cultural legacies of this historic journey.
The symposium will be opened by His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, Governor of South Australia. Sessions will run all day with breaks for lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea, and followed by a cocktail reception to toast the centenary of the expedition's return."

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014
Time: 9am–6pm
Venue: Mawson Laboratories, North Terrace Campus, The University of Adelaide Price: $125 Adults, $75 students/concession.
Enquiries: Mr Peter Burdon (08) 8313 4002
9am Prof. Bob Hill, University of Adelaide Introduction
9.15–9.45am Professor Martin Hand AAE Science Today
9.45–10.15am Dr John Ainsworth The Macquarie Island Wireless and Weather Station, 1911–1915
10.15–10.45am Mark Pharaoh Sealers, Wekas and Other Kiwi Influences on the AAE at Macquarie Island: Overlooking the New Zealand Contribution, 1911–14
10.45–11am His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, Governor of South Australia Official Symposium Opening
11–11.30am Morning Tea

Concurrent Sessions
11.30am–12pm H.J.G. Dartnall The Aurora's crew 1911–1914
11.30am–12pm Pat Quilty Unfinished business: AAE science is still active

12–12.30pm Dr Elizabeth Leane High-Latitude Lassitude: Laziness and Leisure in the AAE
12–12.30pm Dr Andrew Atkin From Southern Cross to Aurora: a brief history of advances in Antarctic terrestrial magnetic research, 1898–1914

12.30–1pm Emma McEwin Penguins on Horseback and Douglas Mawson's Iron Gut
12.30–1pm Meredith Hooper Playing the Game

1–2pm Lunch

2–2.30pm Heather Rossiter The Publication of C.T. Madigan's diary: Madigan's Account, the Mawson Expedition
2.30–3pm Dr David Day Countdown to Disaster: A discussion of the complex factors that caused the death of Xavier Mertz
3–3.30pm Jenny Hunter Chevalier de Tintail: Reflections on the life of John George Hunter and his contribution to the AAE
3.30–4pm Afternoon Tea
4–4.30pm Dr Anna Lucas Captain John King Davis, bringing Mawson and the team home
4.30–5pm Dr Bernadette Hince Antarctic Welcome Home Dinners
5–5.30pm Professor Chris Turney Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013–2014
Additional information at:
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/aurora/

(9 February 2014)


FRIENDS OF SPRI AGM

Saturday, 9 November 2013. 4-5pm Bob Burton, "What if Shackleton had Landed? Would he have got across Antarctica?"
AGM 5:15-6pm. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY AGM, MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 8 November 2013, 6pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London.
Angie Butler, "The Quest for Frank Wild."



SPRI LECTURE

Saturday, 26 October 2013. 7:30pm. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge.
John Dudenay, "Operation Tabarin."



13th ANNUAL SHACKLETON AUTUMN SCHOOL

Friday-Monday, 25-28 October 2013, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Exhibition: 'Mawson's Men' - an account of the men who served with Douglas Mawson on the 1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Expedition including Frank Wild & Frank Hurley who served on Shackleton's Endurance expedition. Exhibition held in conjunction with the Australian Antarctic Division. The exhibition will be opened by the Australian Ambassador to Ireland.

Film: 'Bare Et Liv' 1968 Norwegian/Soviet co-production on the life of the great Norwegian Polar explorer and humanitarian Fridjof Nansen

Lecturers:
Dr Charles Swithinbank will lecture about his life and work in the Antarctic

Jason Anthony: 'Hoosh Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine'

Dr Shane McCorristine: 'Polar Otherworlds: Dreams and Ghosts in Arctic Exploration'

Prof Peter Wadhams: 'Sea Ice and Shackleton's Endurance Expedition'

Dr Maria Pia Casarini Director of the Instituto Geografico Polare: 'Zavatti Fermi', Italy. 'The Franklin Expedition—Did they try to Sail Home?'

Prof Klaus Dodds: 'Geopolitics in the Freezer: Current and Future Challenges facing Antarctica'

Joan Boothe: 'They Also Served: A Look at the Hundreds of Participants of the Heroic Age Behind the Familiar names'
For the School's brochure,
click here.



SPRI LECTURE (JOINTLY WITH THE SOUTH GEORGIA ASSOCIATION)

Saturday, 12 October 2013. 7:30pm. SPRI Lecture Theatre, Cambridge.
Bob Headland, "Exotic Terrestrial Mammals in Antarctic Regions."



SCOTT's LAST EXPEDITION

23 November - 30 June 2013, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand.
"One hundred years after its tragic end, Scott's last expedition to the Antarctic still resonates as a fantastic tale of endeavour and courage. In 1910, when Scott embarked on the former whaling ship Terra Nova during his second journey to explore the Antarctic, he could not have predicted it would be his last. Tragically, he and four of his colleagues died on their return from the South Pole two years later. The exhibition, Scott's Last Expedition, uncovers Scott the man, the team he brought with him to Antarctica and the details of the fascinating Terra Nova expedition. Through engaging experiences, visitors will be able to explore this historic and emotional journey from every angle.
For the first time since the epic journey in Antarctica, Scott's Last Expedition will reunite real artefacts used by Scott and his team with the rare scientific specimens they collected during the 1910-13 expedition. Admission fees apply."
"In partnership with the Antarctic Heritage Trust and Natural History Museum, London, Canterbury Museum is excited to be New Zealand's only venue for the internationally-acclaimed exhibition Scott's Last Expedition."
Note: This originally was at the Natural History Museum. London.



ANNASCAUL TOM CREAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

21-23 June 2013, Community Centre and the South Pole Inn, Annascaul, Co Kerry, Ireland.
Entertainment (Parade, Dance, Music, Aidan Dooley's one-man Tom Crean show) and Lectures (Michael Smith, Frank Nugent, Pat Falvey, Julian Evans)
For further information, contact southpoleinn@hotmail.com



CENTENARY OF THE VISIT TO SCILLY OF CAPTAIN SCOTT'S SHIP THE TERRA NOVA IN JUNE 1913

PROGRAMME

Monday 10th June, 2013
12.30-13.00 Assemble
13.00-15.00 Welcome Lunch, Atlantic Hotel
15.30-16.30 The Terra Nova Expedition, by Dr David M Wilson
Evening 20.15 A Production of "A Father for my Son," with Jenny Coverack as Kathleen Scott

Tuesday 11th June, 2013
14.00-15.00 The Last Dog Team Expedition in Antarctica, by John Killingbeck.
15.30-16.30 Dr Livingstone to Captain Scott: the Royal Geographical Society and the Age of the Explorer Hero 1856-1914, by Dr Max Jones
Evening 20.15 A Production of "These Rough Notes," with David Wilson, Chris Wilson, John Killingbeck, Max Jones and Jenny Coverack as Kathleen Scott

Wednesday 12th June, 2013
14.00-15.00 The Discovery and Terra Nova Expeditions through the Art of Edward Wilson, by Christopher J Wilson.
15.30-16.30 Scott 100. by Dr David Wilson.

Evening 20.00 Farewell Dinner Tregarthen's Hotel

To be confirmed - The Perspective of An Ordinary Man on the Street on Travel on the Plateau, by Bob Wilson

Music by Jake Wilson

For a booking form please contact Mrs Mary Cleveland—mary.scilly@btinternet.com—at Poldark, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. TR21 0JD. *tel: +44 (0)1720 422993



SCOTT's 145th BIRTHDAY DINNER IN PLYMOUTH

6 June 2013, 7.30pm, Plymouth Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Plymouth. Dinner to celebrate Captain Scott's 145th birthday. After-dinner speaker to be announced. Sponsored by the Devon & Cornwall Polar Society.



FRIENDS OF ANTARCTICA

OVERSUBSCRIBED, ATTENDANCE NOW CLOSED

Saturday, 18 May 2013, 2:30-5:30pm, The Oates Museum, Selborne, Hants.
Patrick Cordingley, Oates's biographer, will give a presentation and personal tour of the museum. Tea will be served afterwards.



JAMES CAIRD SOCIETY MEMBERS' EVENING AND LECTURE

Friday, 10 May 2013, Lecture at 6:30pm, Great Hall, Dulwich College, London. Followed by dinner in the North Cloister and Lower Hall.
Tim Jarvis and Seb Coulthard, "Shackleton's Epic Expedition."



AMERICAN POLAR SOCIETY 75th ANNIVERSARY MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM

Monday-Thursday, 15-18 April 2013, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
"The Polar Regions in the 21st Century: Globalization, Climate Change and Geopolitics." Keynote Speakers: Lonnie Thompson, Paul Mayewski.
Go to
http://www.americanpolar.org/news/events/ for more information.



HEART OF THE HERO: THE REMARKABLE WOMEN BEHIND POLAR EXPLORATION

Monday 8 April 2013, 6:30pm. Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London.
Author Kari Herbert presents a fascinating insight into the lives of some of the world's most famous polar explorers through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things.
RGS-IBG members + one guest.



HEART OF THE HERO: THE REMARKABLE WOMEN BEHIND POLAR EXPLORATION

Tuesday 26 February 2013, 7:00pm (doors open from 6.00pm). The Clothworkers' Hall, London, EC3R 7AH.
Author Kari Herbert presents a fascinating insight into the lives of some of the world's most famous polar explorers through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things.
Tickets: This event is free and open to current RGS-IBG members. Please arrive at the venue from 6.00pm and present your membership card. Space is limited, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This lecture will be repeated at the Society's premises in Kensington as part of the summer programme.



RETRACING ROALD AMUNDSEN—CENTENARY EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE

Monday, 18 February 2013, 6:30pm, Royal Geographical Society, London. Members only.
A presentation by Jan-Gunnar Winther.
"The Director of the Norwegian Polar Institute describes their modern-day Antarctic adventure organized to celebrate the Nansen-Amundsen year in 2011 and designed to widen understanding of polar history and science."



OAMARU SCOTT 100

6-10 February 2013, Oamaru, New Zealand.
Oamaru Scott 100 website

"On February 10th 1913 the Terra Nova arrived off New Zealand's little Harbour of Oamaru bearing the news of Scott's Antarctic expedition and its fate.
This momentous epic of exploration will be marked at the point of return from the Antarctic in the Oamaru Harbour February 6th to 10th 2013.
Oamaru Harbour will come alive with the celebration of a golden age in exploration. 100 years since the Terra Nova arrived off Oamaru Harbour the town will host five days of events including sea and land activities, education and adventure programmes, art, literature and lectures."
Source: http://www.oamaruscott100.org.nz/



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