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University of Reading

Henrietta Hammant web

Henrietta is a PhD candidate in the anthropology of heritage at the University of Reading (UK). Her work considers museum practice as it relates to the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. In particular she is interested in how shifting socio-political contexts have: informed the categorisation of certain historical figures as ‘heroic’; led to the objects of Antarctic exploration being accessioned into museum collections; and enabled museums to perpetuate ‘heroic’ thinking through their collections. Henrietta has an MSc in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a professional background in museums in both the UK and Canada.

Research projects / interests:

  • Antarctic history
  • Museum anthropology
  • Museum practice
  • Ideas of the ‘heroic’

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Areas of interest:

  • Humanities
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

Keywords: Antarctic, Anthropology, Antarctic history, museums