Lectures

Since 2009, I work as a lecturer aboard expedition cruise ships in the polar regions. As photographer and historian (lic.phil./MA UZH), I am specialised in photography and history. All lectures have a duration of approx. 45 minutes and are offered both in English and German:

Arctic

«Freeze! – Introduction to Polar Photography»

«Non-Stop to the North Pole? – The Big Dream of Flying and the Discovery of the Arctic Grail»

«Roald Amundsen – A Hero With Flaws»

«Of Whales and Men – The History of Commercial Whaling in the Arctic 1611-1925»

«Greenland – Kalaalit Nunaat: The 4,500-year Cultural History of a Country on the Verge into Modernity»

«Dream or Nightmare? The Northwest Passage, Part I: From the Promises of Marco Polo (1295) to John Ross and the Loss of his 'Victory' (1833)»

«Dream or Nightmare? The Northwest Passage, Part II: From the (Almost) Traceless Disappearance of the Franklin Expedition (1845) to the First Conquest by Roald Amundsen (1906)»

«Hara-kiri in the North Polar Sea  – The 'German Arctic Expedition' of 1912/13»

... additionally, I offer a wide range of short presentations/recaps (10 Min.) covering mainly historical topics: women in the Arctic, Northern Lights, sea sickness, expedition clothing and expedition food, expedition photography

Antarctica

«Freeze! – Introduction to Polar Photography»

«An Epic Tale of Survival: Frank Hurley's Visual Records of the Shackleton Expedition 1914-1916»

«Amundsen vs. Scott: The Race to the South Pole 1910-1912»

«Roald Amundsen – A Hero With Flaws»

«Of Whales and Men: The History of Whaling in the Antarctic»

«2’000 Penguins Later… The Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904»

«Antarctic Ice – An Introduction»

... additionally, I offer a wide range of short presentations/recaps (10 Min.) covering mainly historical topics: women in Antarctica, aviation in Antarctica, sea sickness, expedition clothing and expedition food, expedition photography, volcanic eruptions/Deception Island