Maps and More: Shackleton’s South (in the Grip of the Polar Pack)

Maps & More is a regular collections show-and-tell at the Earth Sciences and Map Library in 50 McCone Hall. The Fall series has one more upcoming event, the “Map Study Break”, on December 5th, 2014 from 11am-12pm.

In the spirit of the winter season, the library is screening South (In the Grip of the Polar Pack), a 1919 film of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) as captured by Frank Hurley. They’ll also be featuring maps and atlases of the Antarctica from their collections, as well as some reports published by Shackleton on his expedition. In addition, a combination of documentaries about the brave voyager and actual film footage from the expedition will be shown. To accompany the film, hot beverages and holiday candy will also be provided–a double incentive to come check out the event!

Keep your eyes peeled for the Maps & More Spring schedule, coming soon!

“Launching the James Caird from the shore of Elephant Island,” from South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition, 1914-1917 by Sir Ernest Shackleton (1919)