Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

How George Putnam’s Arctic Expedition Got into Trouble


Tina Adcock talks about the controversy over George Putnam’s Baffin Land expedition and why it tells a bigger story about the changing culture of exploration in the 1920s. Adcock is an assistant professor of history at Simon Fraser University. She’s the author of the essay “Scientist Tourist Sportsman Spy: Boundary-Work and the Putnam Eastern Arctic Expeditions” which was published in the edited collection Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History, edited by Adcock and Edward Jones-Imhotep.

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Tina Adcock

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