Professor Felix Driver

Personal profile

Felix Driver is an historical geographer who has undertaken collections-based research and public engagement in the arts and humanities, including a series of projects in partnership with museums and visual artists. He is currently Principal Investigator of a major AHRC project on the mobility of biocultural collections in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 

Research interests

Felix Driver 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 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, British Library, the Science Museum, the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Geographical Society. He has worked with visual artists,including Helen Scalway and Kathy Prendergast. His Visualising Geography project with Catherine Nash resulted in an exhibition and publication, Landing.

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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