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Geography professor Dr. Maura Hanrahan's latest book, Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett, will be released during the week of June 10-16. Her upcoming PUBlic Professor talk is based on the book. Join us for Maura's presentation on Creating Heroes and Claiming the North: Captain Robert Abram Bartlett in the Arctic at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 7:00-9:00PM
Based on archival research in four countries, Unchained Man is a biography of Robert Bartlett, one of the central figures in international polar exploration and Arctic history.
Maura Hanrahan is a geography professor at the University of Lethbridge and an adjunct professor with Memorial University's Environmental Policy Institute. She is an acclaimed scholar and author of eleven books in several genres, including a Canadian best-seller and winner of the NL History and Heritage Award Tsunami, the story of the 1929 catastrophe that killed numerous people in Newfoundland. Another book, Domino: The Eskimo Coast Disaster, recounts a devastating hurricane in Labrador in 1885. Hanrahan’s current research interests are water security, foodways and nutrition history, Indigenous health, Indigenous land-use, and Arctic exploration. She is the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Coast Guard Polaris Award in recognition for her work in preserving the maritime culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Click here for more information on Maura's book: https://www.boulderpublications.ca/boulder4/product/unchained-man-arctic...
PUBlic Professor talk details: http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/public-professor-series-dr-maura-hanrahan-ind...
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