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Dr Jamie Hampson

Senior Lecturer in Heritage

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Dr Jamie Hampson specialises in heritage studies, post-colonial history, and Indigenous rock art. He works in Europe, North America, South Africa, India, and Australia.

Jamie has a PhD in Archaeology from Cambridge; an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage and Museums (also Cambridge); and a BA (and six-guinea MA) in History (Oxford). 

Current projects include work on Indigenous heritage and world views; post-colonial historiography; rock art regionalism and identity; cultural tourism and the presentation of heritage sites to the public; the commodification of the past; the relationships between humans and animals; and human interaction with cultural landscapes.

Prior to his arrival in Cornwall in January 2018, Jamie worked at the University of Cambridge and the University of Western Australia. From 2014-17 he was also a PI and a Marie Curie Global Research Fellow at Stanford University and the University of York. In addition to this, Jamie has received grants totalling c. £1 million from the Australian Research Council, the University of Cambridge, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). He tries to spend at least six weeks each year working in the field with indigenous groups, often acting as an advisor on how best to develop visitor centres and cultural 'keeping places' in remote regions.

Jamie's latest book is Rock Art and Regional Identity: a Comparative Perspective (Routledge, 2016). As of September 2019, he has published 24 journal articles and 7 book chapters (including 21 as sole- or leading-author).

Jamie is currently accepting PhD students on any of the topics outlined above.

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