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Professor Felix Driver

Historical geography of British empire & exploration, eighteenth to twentieth centuries; histories of collecting, visual culture & geographical knowledge
Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
Felix Driver is an historical geographer with a record of scholarship and public engagement in the arts and humanities, including collaborations with museums and creative practitioners. He has led research projects on the cultural history of collections and collecting, the visual culture of exploration, geography and empire, and imperial cities. He has undertaken or supervised collaborative research projects with the British Library, the Science Museum, the V&A, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society.
Past appointments
  • Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, 1970 -
Principal publications
  • Michael Heathorn Huxley (1899-1979). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2015
  • Intermediaries and the archive of exploration. S Konishi, M Nugent and T Shellam (eds) Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives (Canberra: ANU Press) 2015
  • Hidden Histories of Exploration: Researching Geographical Collections 2009
  • Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire 2005
  • Geography Militant: Cultures of Exploration and Empire 2001
  • Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity 1999

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