Dr. Sandra Rebok presents on the life of Alexander von Humboldt.
The event included a film screening on the life of Alexander von Humboldt, followed by a lunch; a lecture from Dr. Rebok with a question and answer session concluded the day.
Taking place at the University of Alberta Telus Centre, the event was attended by UAlberta students, staff, and faculty, as well as members of the greater campus community. The lecture evaluated Humboldt and his achievements, and explored how his key achievements can be defined, in which ways he differed from other explorers, and what we can still learn from Humboldt in facing the challenges of today.
About Dr. Sandra Rebok:
Her research over the last twenty years has concentrated on the history of science, with particular emphasis on scientific expeditions in the 19th century, Humboldtian studies, Atlantic history, intellectual and cultural history, as well as the analysis of networks of knowledge in an international context.