Professor Felix Driver

Personal profile

Felix Driver is an historical geographer specialising in collections-based research and public engagement in the arts and humanities, including a series of projects in partnership with museums and visual artists. He was Principal Investigator of Mobile Museum, a major AHRC 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 currently PI of the Plant Humanities project, a development initiative funded by AHRC, in collaboration with Kew Gardens. He has led many 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.

Teaching

Felix Driver has taught in all years of the undergraduate Geography curriculum, including a final-year option on Geography, Museums and Collections (GG3065). He also teaches core modules in the MA programme in Cultural Geography (Research). He has previously taught courses in historical geography, cultural geography, modern British history, Victorian Studies and imperial history.  

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