Talks and Events

FRANKIN AND FORENSICS:  The Science of Finding a Lost Expedition.  23rd Annual Gehrenbeck Memorial Lecture, Physical Sciences Department, Rhode Island College, November 28th 2018.

=== past events ===

"RELICS OF SURPASSING INTEREST: The Franklin Expedition on Display, 1854-2018. Invited Lecture, Mystic Seaport Museum, Friday November 16th 2018.

Host and interlocutor: AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL PALIN -- Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time. The Columbus Theatre, Providence RI, October 13th, 2018.

"A MEMORY OF ICE: Arctic Visions and (Re)visions from the Victorian era to the Present.” Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, December 3, 2017.

"A TALE OF TERROR: Finding Franklin’s lost ship. At Matthews Hall, Topsham, sponsored by the Topsham Museum Society , November 30th, 2017.

"Making Marks: Officers' Crests and Sailor's Scratches" A lunchtime lecture at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich UK, in association with their exhibit "Death in the Ice." With a discussion afterwards with curator Claire Warrior. November 29th, 2017.

John Rae Society Festival, May 5th-8th, Stromness and Kirkwall, Scotland
(Consisting of two talks on the life and work of Dr. Rae;
see the Society's website for details)

"The Art of Exploration: William Bradford and the Mythos of the North," New Bedford Whaling Museum, April 8th 2017.

"Finding Franklin: The search and the searchers, 1860-2016." Invited lecture, 16th annual Sir Ernest Shackleton Annual School, Athy, Ireland, October 30, 2016.

Canadian book launch for Finding Franklin
Ben McNally Bookstore, Toronto ON
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

US book launch for Finding Franklin
Brown University Bookstore, Providence RI
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Details here.

Historical Marker Dedication: Dr. Elisha Kent Kane
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friday August 26th, at 1 p.m.
Sponsored by PJ Capelotti, Penn State Abington, and Laurel Hill Cemetery, with a reception
to be hosted by the Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society; details here.

Inuit Oral Tradition and Franklin
Participant, roundtable discussion following talk by Captain David Woodman
(sponsored by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society)
Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa
April 12th, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

"The Franklin Expedition and the Northwest Passage – Then and Now"
125th Annual Warner Free Lecture Series
7:30 PM at Volunteers Hall,  Harvard Public Library
Harvard Massachusetts
January 22, 2016

"Dr. Kane and Franklin: Duty, Fidelity, and Fortitude in the Frozen Zone"
Kane Lodge
71 W. 23rd St.
New York City
October 20, 2015

"Finding Sir John Franklin: Inuit Traditions and Modern Technology"
Peary-MacMillan Museum, Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
September 29, 2015

"Arctic Ghost Ship"
A Special Preview of the new NOVA episode on the discovery of Sir John Franklin's ship
Explorers' Club, New England Branch
DoubleTree Inn
Boston, Massachusetts
September 14, 2015