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Professor Felix Driver FBA

Historical geography of British empire & exploration, eighteenth to twentieth centuries; histories of collecting, visual culture & geographical knowledge
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About this Fellow

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.



Current post

  • Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Human Geography, Royal Holloway University of London, 1970


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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