Dr Bryony Onciul

Senior Lecturer in Public History


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Telephone: 01326 253763

Bryony Onciul is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus.


She researches and publishes on community engagement, indigenising and decolonizing museology and heritage, difficult histories, apologies, truth and reconciliation, identity and performance, understanding place and environment, and the power and politics of representation.

She teaches undergraduate history modules on public history and Indigenous history, and supervises PhD students.

Bryony is the Director of PGT and the Director of a new MA and MRes in International Heritage Management and Consultancy.

Bryony is the author of Museums, Heritage and Indigenous Voice: Decolonizing Engagement, published by Routledge. The book focuses on Blackfoot First Nations engagement and self-representation in museums and heritage sites in Alberta, Canada.

She is also the lead editor of Engaging Heritage, Engaging Communities published by Boydell and Brewer.

Bryony is currently working on two AHRC funded research projects: Enduring Connections and Troubled Waters - Reaching Out.

Bryony reviews for International Journal of Heritage Studies, Journal of Museum Ethnography, Museum and Society Journal, International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, HEA’s Teaching History in Higher Education, E-pisteme journal, and Routledge.