A bit of information about myself
monikaschillat Originally from Germany, I was born in 1960 in Hamburg. This is also where I grew up and studied Latin American History and Literature at Hamburg University. By trade a historian, later on I undertook master´s studies at the University of Valencia about Educational Ressearch. Since 1989 I spend most of my time in Argentina. I am a resident of the mountaneous Tierra del Fuego, where I lecture a the Patagonian National University “San Juan Bosco” (since 1990). My topics are: History of the South Atlantic, Argentinean Social and Economical History and more and more as well Antarctica. I love to hike and go horse-riding in this wonderful area. For the last 15 years in addition I have been traveling the poles, working on board expedition cruise ships as lecturer and Expedition Leader to the Antarctic Peninsula, Islands of the South Atlantic, Greenland and Svalbard.

In earlier years I also had the pleasure to be able to participate in archeological field work on the Beagle Channel doing research on Fuegian Indian communities. Lately during the off-season I spend more time painting and writing, having amongst others published history and travel books and started to illustrate books as well.