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News and Events


March 10, 2022: A virtual panel discussion: "Sir Hubert Wilkins' Legacy." Recording of the panel conversation is now available to those unable to attend. Please visit the link to view the recording here



The Ohio State University Polar Archives Announces 2022 Research Award Winner

Due to our limited reading room hours and concerns about travel during this pandemic, we will be postponing the 2020 University Libraries Research Award program, including the Polar Archives Research Award.  Once our reading rooms have returned to a full service model, we will announce the new application deadlines and timeline.

The Ohio State University Polar Archives Announces 2020 Research Award Winner

Polar Curator Laura Kissel was the 2019 Wilkins Oration Keynote speaker in Adelaide, Australia on 31 October 2019. To learn about more about the Wilkins Collection and how to access it, view her talk.

Thank you to all who attended our symposium Women in Antarctica: Celebrating 50 years of Exploration.  The speaker presentations are now online!  You can view them here: