Featured Link

Featured Link: World Book Trade (e-books, awards, videos)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Titanic Calling: Display / Lecture / Publication (UK)

Titanic Calling: Display / Lecture / Publication (UK)The Bodleian Libraries mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic with a series of outreach activities including a display, a lecture and a newly-released publication. Drawing on the Marconi Archives of Wireless Communications held in the Bodleian Library, both the display and the book capture the unfolding drama as recorded in the unique radio operators' logs and messages between the ship and shore wireless stations involved. Wireless telegraphy was a relatively new technology in 1912. The Titanic was equipped with the most powerful equipment available, enabling it to communicate over several hundreds of miles. Wireless communications was crucial to the saving lives during this tragic event on the night on 14/15 April 1912, but its efficacy was not without controversy

No comments: