Cold Cases in Antarctic History

Shackleton versus König, and Filcher

This talk took place on 12 October 2020.

We associate Antarctic history with heroism, sacrifice, exploration and adventure. Clashes between explorers, mutinies and collapsed winter stations are less well known.

Filchner party

Wilhelm Filchner's Second German Antarctic Expedition (1911–13) ended in mutiny.

This talk will introduce you to an expedition that ended in mutiny and recount how Ernest Shackleton had to fight for his Endurance expedition with Austrian explorer Felix König.

Speaker Dr Ursula Rack is an Adjunct Fellow of Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, where she also teaches Antarctic history in Antarctic Studies courses.

This talk is free to attend but places are limited so please register below if you want to come along.

Part of Days of Ice.

This talk took place on 12 October 2020.

12 October 2020 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Register
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