Dr. Hartery discusses Newfoundland as a gateway to the Arctic, as well as the critical role it played in Arctic exploration during the 1900s. The lecture also tackles the question: could the island be considered the southernmost extension of the North? Dr. Hartery illustrates her points using the adventures of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett, her own Arctic expedition experience over two decades, as well as archaeological and historical examples that tie Newfoundland to people and places in the circumpolar world. Join us for a bold talk that brings you everywhere from the Atlantic high seas to the icy North Pole, as we honour the life of one of this province’s Greatest Captains.
The Bartlett Lecture is presented by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society and Brigus Heritage.