Institute of Archaeology

Dr Beverley Butler

Dr Beverley Butler

Reader in Cultural Heritage

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Sep 1994

Research summary

  • The theorisation and re-conceptualisation of cultural heritage studies

  • Museum historiography and critical museological theory

  • The application of intellectual history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, literary theory, postcolonial theory, deconstruction and memory-studies to cultural heritage/ museum studies

  • The application of ethnographic methods and anthropological theory to cultural heritage / museum studies

  • Themes of cultural loss and revivalism; critical studies of the archive; postcolonial politics of memory-work; cosmopolitanism and ethnicity; maritime heritage; cultural / human rights and marginalised histories

  • Heritage and wellbeing

  • Specialist focus upon North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean and upon Alexandrian / Egyptian and Palestinian cultural heritage and cultural politics.

Teaching summary


University of Leicester
MA, Museum studies | 1991
University of Leeds
BA, History | 1990