Tag: whaling

A Whale of a Time

*Featured image: Sperm whales under attack, from Thomas Beale’s The Natural History of the Sperm Whale (1839). Photo: The New York Public Library via rawpixel, public domain. By: Daniel Dumas Zodiac crossings of rough seas, imperial expansion, and narratives of resistance and resilience. This… Continue Reading “A Whale of a Time”

Crossing Species and Cultures: New Histories of Pacific Whaling

By Ryan Jones (All photos courtesy of the author) In late June, the Rachel Carson Center cosponsored a two-day pre-read workshop at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa on “Crossing Species and Cultures: New Histories of Pacific Whaling.” Participants were invited to think about… Continue Reading “Crossing Species and Cultures: New Histories of Pacific Whaling”

Snapshot: Fur seals at the beach close to the former whaling station … on South Georgia.

For several decades at the beginning of the twentieth century the remote island of South Georgia, approximately 1,400 kilometers east of the southern tip of South America, was the center of the global whaling and sealing industries.

Making Tracks: Karen Oslund

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. Imagining the Global Arctic By Karen Oslund In his What W. H.… Continue Reading “Making Tracks: Karen Oslund”

Photo of the Week – Ingo K. Heidbrink

The remains of the Norwegian whaling station ‘Hector Whaling Company’ and the British Research Station ‘Deception Island – Base B’ at Whalers Bay on Deception Island were destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 1967 and 1969. Today they serve as a monument for the whaling… Continue Reading “Photo of the Week – Ingo K. Heidbrink”