Mapping the past, exploiting the future: cartographies and understandings of the Arctic
Friday and Saturday, 21-22 July 2017
Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich will host an interdisciplinary conference which aims to interrogate the processes and products of mapping the Arctic, to coincide with the opening of a major new exhibition, Death in the Ice: the shocking story of Franklin’s final expedition, about the Franklin voyage in search of a North-West Passage, and the searches which followed. At a moment when the story of Franklin’s 1845 expedition is being exploited by various commercial and political interests, we seek to broaden and deepen our understanding of voyages of exploration, surveying and mapping practices, and their subsequent narration.
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