I watched The Terror in April 2020 and the rest was history.

Specific areas of interest:

  • The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, especially the Belgica & Terra Nova expeditions
  • Scrapbooks, ephemera, and polar publications created during expeditions (The South Polar Times, the Aurora Australis)
  • Frederick Cook & his legacy
  • The Franklin Expedition (duh)
  • Sir Clements Markham, the material consequences of his polar obsession, & his role as connective tissue between the Victorians and the Heroic Age
  • Popular reception of polar narratives in in the press and fictional media, literary interpretations of polar exploration
  • Biographical details of officers & men, incl. family history and society connections