Professor Marv Slind to lecture on 'The Race to the South Pole'

Lecture in conjunction with Roald Amundsen's Norwegian South Pole Expedition fabric posters

Marvin Slind, Luther College professor of history, will give the presentation "Scott and Amundsen: The Race to the South Pole" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102.

Slind will present a brief history of the two expeditions to the South Pole in 1911-12; the British expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott, and the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen. The presentation will be supplemented by photographs taken during the two expeditions.

The presentation is in conjunction with an art exhibit currently on display in the Center for Faith and Life through Jan. 23.

The show consists of 24 large-format fabric posters of Roald Amundsen's (1872-1928) Norwegian South Pole Expedition. The posters feature images taken by Amundsen and used during his presentation to the Royal Geographic Society in London on Nov. 15, 1912. Amundsen and his crew left Norway in June 1910, sailing on the ship Fram. They arrived at the South Pole Dec. 14, 1911.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Fram Museum in Oslo and by the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.  

Additional information about the exhibition and the Luther Art Department can be found at:

Marvin Slind