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How to Find Your Way: Ships, Sea & the Stars

2 September 2020

In this fascinating webinar produced by Royal Museums Greenwich, Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at The Open University, joins , to discuss how refugees forced to flee their countries are using remarkable navigational tools to find their way to safety.

Google Maps. GPS. Sat nav. Can you remember the last time you didn't use one of these to find your way? In this episode, recorded in August 2020, Royal Museums Greenwich explore the story of navigation, from beautiful early maps to the latest in satellite technology.

But this isn't just a story of gadgets - it's also about the ways we use them. With that in mind, find out how refugees forced to flee their countries are using remarkable navigational tools to find their way to safety.

 

Article photo: Mohamed Azakir / World Bank, a young Syrian mother holding her baby, photo taken in Lebanon

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