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Winter Lecture Series: Great Moments in Polar Exploration

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Great Moments in Polar Exploration – Antarctica

with Professor Dan Breen

A 5-PART SERIES: Sundays: January 22nd, 29th, February 3rd, 12th, 26th from 2-4 pm in the 1st floor meeting room.

Part 1: JANUARY 22 at 2:00-4:00 pm:
The first known human encounters with Antarctica did not happen until the late eighteenth century, but by the beginning of the twentieth, the continent had become to capture the imaginations of people around the world. That story has a lot to do with an Englishman, a Russian and in particular, with a seal hunter from Connecticut.

Part ll: JANUARY 29 at 2:00-4:00 pm:

In this session we will meet the two men who more than any others, would be forever associated with the quest for the South Pole: Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton. The two could hardly have been more different–but in 1902, the two would embark together upon one of the great epic marches of the history of polar exploration.

This a hybrid (live and virtual) program. Click here for signup information:

Dr. Daniel Breen is a professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University. In the past fifteen years,   Dr. Breen has a BA from the University of Wisconsin,  a JD from the University of Georgia and a PhD in History from Boston College. He has taught at Framingham State University and Newbury College. 
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