Time to Eat the Dogs

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Replay: Mountaineering and Glaciology after WWII

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Devil’s Paw, Juneau Icefield

The Juneau Icefield is home to some of the most spectacular glaciers in North America. In the 1940s, it was the place where science and mountaineering joined hands and, occasionally, came into conflict.  

Dani Inkpen talks about the links between mountaineering and glaciology after World War Two. Inkpen is a faculty fellow at NYU Gallatin. She is the author of “The Scientific Life in the Alpine: Recreation and Moral Life in the Field” published in September 2018 in the history of science journal Isis.

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Dani Inkpen

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