Ruxandra Moraru and P. Whitney Lackenbauer
The first Bridges lecture in 2018 will explore how humans have sought to make the Arctic legible (to borrow the phrase of James C. Scott), from pre-contact Inuit understandings of space and time, through the practices and instruments of European maritime explorers, through the introduction of aviation and the refinement of Arctic air navigation, to the age of satellites. By bringing history, geography, and geometry into dialogue, Professors Moraru and Lackenbauer will discuss how humans have measured, defined, and characterised space and time, and how mathematics continues to explain what is possible – and what is not.
Please note: Complimentary tickets and parking with refreshments following the lecture, but please register for this event.
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