Geography, Museums and Collections


Seminar Programme,    Spring 2013,    Convenor: Professor Felix Driver

22 January 2013      Caroline Cornish (Royal Holloway)       Reconfiguring objects, refashioning spaces: The Kew Museums of economic botany

5 February 2013      James Wallis (Univ. of Exeter)      ‘Oh! What a lovely exhibition!’ Exploring the Imperial War Museum’s 1st WW fiftieth anniversary displays, 1964-68

19 February 2013    Claire Wintle (Univ. of Brighton)      Decolonising the Smithsonian: American foreign policy & colonial collections, 1945-70

5 March 2013       Nicholas Thomas (Univ. of Cambridge)     Pacific presences: Encounter and experiment in the European museum

19 March 2013       George Lovell (Queen’s Univ. Ontario)     The archive that never was: State terror and historical memory in Guatemala

These seminars are held on Tuesdays at 5.15pm in the Torrington in Room 104, South Block, Senate House, University of London.

For further details, or to have your name added to our e-mail list, please contact Felix Driver, Royal Holloway ( or Miles Ogborn, Queen Mary (


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