Author Results for Rip Bulkeley

Notes: More than a Dictionary: Nikolaos Kourbellis’s English–Greek Maritime Dictionary

By Rip Bulkeley

Some years ago I was browsing in the foreign languages section of an Oxfam Bookshop when, despite the fact that my knowledge of Greek stops short at the time of Pericles rather than that of Cavafy or Kazantzakis, my attention was caught by a copy of Nikolaos Kourbellis’ English–Greek Maritime Dictionary Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Bellingshausen in Britain: Supplying the Russian Antarctic expedition, 1819

By Rip Bulkeley

In August and September 1819 the first Russian Antarctic expedition, commanded by Captain Bellingshausen, visited Britain to purchase navigational and scientific instruments, charts and books. Using documents in the Russian Naval Archives, this article describes the visit in detail and reflects on what this information tells us about the framing of the expedition and the […] Read More

Filed under: Interwar | Antarctic
Subjects include: Logistics | Science & Exploration