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Personal profile

Personal profile

Felix Driver is an historical geographer specialising in collections-based research and public engagement in the arts and humanities, including projects in partnership with museums and visual artists. He was Principal Investigator of Mobile Museum, an AHRC research project on the mobility of biocultural collections, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is an Honorary Research Associate at Kew and a Fellow of the British Academy. 

Research interests

Felix Driver is PI of the Plant Humanities project, an AHRC development initiative in collaboration with Kew Gardens. He has led other humanities research projects on the cultural history of collections and collecting, the visual culture of exploration, geography and empire, and imperial cities. He has supervised collaborative research projects with the Royal Geographical Society, the Botanic Gardens Kew, the British Library, the Science Museum, the V&A and the Natural History Museum. He has worked with visual artists, including Helen Scalway and Kathy Prendergast.


Felix Driver has taught courses in historical geography, cultural geography, modern British history, Victorian Studies and imperial history. Currently he teaches a final-year option on Geography, Museums and Collections (GG3065). He also teaches in the MA in Cultural Geography (Research) and MSc in Global Futures. 


  • historical geography
  • cultural geography
  • empire
  • exploration
  • history of science
  • victorian studies
  • visual culture
  • art history
  • collections
  • humanities
  • botany
  • museums
  • heritage
  • Geohumanities
  • plant humanities


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