ESP Biography

MATTHEW WOZNY, Harvard Junior studying History & Literature & OEB

Major: History & Literature

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Greenpoint, New York, and attended Regis High School for four years. In 2010, I moved to Cambridge to study at Harvard University. There I now study History & Literature and Organismic & Evolutionary Biology. When not working or studying, I spend much of my free time training for an upcoming Half Iron-man and working with the Boston Polish Scouting Organization.

Past Classes

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H6971: Survival Lessons from the Franklin Expedition in Spark! 2013 (Mar. 16, 2013)
Captain Sir John Franklin was the most famous British explorer during the 19th century. And his final expedition, as it happens, was the most disastrous and scandalous British shipwreck. The first part (50 minutes) of this course is a historical narrative of the Franklin Expedition, but it is fundamentally also a cultural and literary history of Britain in the 19th century. It will explore themes of empire, identity, and citizenship, and will provide gripping information to wow friends at future cocktail parties. The second part of the course shifts gears from history to applied wilderness survival. We will discuss and practice hands-on what the explorers did right--and, fatally, what they did wrong--when disaster struck.