21 September 2020: Peter giving ‘Be Inspired’ lecture at the Royal Geographical Society


Peter Martin is giving a virtual ‘Be Inspired’ lecture entitled ‘Kalli on the ship’ to the Fellows and Members of the RGS-IBG at 14:30-15:30, Monday 21 September 2020.

The lecture will examine the circumstances surrounding the abduction of Kallihirua, a member of the Inughuit community of Northern Greenland who was visited by the crew of the Assistance during the 1850–51 Franklin Search Expedition. Unpacking this significant moment of indigenous/non-indigenous encounter, the presentation will explore the ways in which this ‘indigenous intermediary’ co-produced various types of geographical knowledge during his time on board the Assistance and contributed new insights to lasting scholarly debates relating to the Arctic regions.

More information and details for registration are available here