- First Name
- Last Name
- United States
- ID Idaho
- University of Idaho
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- Antarctica, History of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Polar Regions, British Empire, Exploration, Environmental History, History of Earth Science, History of Geophysics, Maritime History
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- About Me
I am a historian with special expertise on the history of Antarctica.
My research focuses on Antarctic science and exploration in the second half of the 20th century, especially in the context of the Cold War and the British Empire. I have written or given presentations on whaling, mountaineering, glaciological and geological expeditions, social isolation, research stations, masculinity, and historic environmental hazards. I have also consulted for museums around the world on various aspects of polar history.
I am currently writing a book on the history of Antarctic science in New Zealand and British research stations during the 1950s-60s.
At the University of Idaho, I mostly teach European History and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.
- Recent Publications
McCahey, Daniella “Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar – tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation” The Conversation March 30, 2020
McCahey, Daniella, and Simon Cole. “Human(e) Science?Demarcation, Law, and ‘Scientific Whaling’ in Whaling in the Antarctic.” The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law: Daubert Special Issue 15 (May 29, 2015).
Sloterdijk P, Boellstorff T, Berghof O, Lustig C, McCahey D, McCoy MR, Reddy E, Siakel DR, Valayden D, Wilson J, and Zani L, Gude R. “Satan at the Center and Double Rhizomes: Discussing ‘Spheres’ and beyond with Peter Sloterdijk.” Los Angeles Review of Books. January 14, 2014
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Australia, Atlantic, British Isles, New Zealand, Pacific, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Environment, Public History, Science, Technology