Terence Cole will discuss aviation and World War II
Terence Cole, professor of history at University of Alaska Fairbanks, will present "Air Age Cartography: How Aviation and the Second World War Put Alaska at the Center of the World" at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art as part of the UAA Polaris Lecture Series.
Cole directs the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office Of Public History and is a Professor of History and Northern Studies. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Alaska in 1976, and his Ph.D. in American History at the University of Washington in 1983. He has written four books about Alaska history, including "Crooked Past," a history of the founding of Fairbanks, and "Nome: City of the Golden Beaches," a history of the Nome gold rush. A frequent guest lecturer, he has appeared on the BBC, NPR, PBS (American Experience), the History Channel, the Weather Channel, the Discovery Channel, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
The University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College, in collaboration with the Cook Inlet Historical Society, are co-sponsoring the 2012-2013 lecture series.
The Polaris Lecture series is free and open to the public.