First at the South Pole. The Production of Geographical ‘Matters of Fact’ during the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1910-12

Pascal Schillings
This article seeks to open a so-called black box. It asks how the information that Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in December 1911 became accepted as a ‘matter of fact’ that found its way into most overviews of the 19th century. To open this black box, the article examines the techniques and strategies that the Norwegian Antarctic expedition of 1910 to 1912 applied to produce its data. It argues that the Norwegian expedition applied...
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