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Record #197530:

Arctic narratives in 19th century Smithsonian lectures / Christian Holtorf.

Title: Arctic narratives in 19th century Smithsonian lectures / Christian Holtorf.
Author(s): Holtorf, Christian.
Date: 2011.
In: Arctic Studies Center Newsletter. (2011.), Vol. 18 (2011)
Abstract: Outlines author's research on representations of Arctic in 19th century public lectures. From its foundation in 1848, Smithsonian Institution organised lectures by eminent scholars, including polar explorers. Smithsonian was also closely linked to beginnings of US Arctic research, providing instruments and publishing scientific results. Additionally, public opinion and understanding played important role in developing polar sciences, in particular in search for Northwest Passage.
Notes:

Arctic Studies Center Newsletter. Vol. 18 :29-30 (2011).

Keywords: 91(091) -- Exploration, history.
93 -- History.
V -- History.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(73) -- United States.
SPRI record no.: 197530

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