Institute of Archaeology


Dr Nadia Bartolini

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Cultural Heritage Studies

Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
15th Aug 2022

Research summary

Urban memory and materiality; Regeneration; Natural/cultural heritage entanglements; Landscape transformation; More-than-human geographies; Intersectional approaches to heritage and landscapes; Mixed qualitative and creative research methods.

Teaching summary

Nadia is an Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Cultural Heritage Studies. She has taught in geography and in heritage studies. She currently teaches the postgraduate modules Critical Heritage Research Skills and Presenting the Past in the Present (with Gabriel Moshenska).


Open University
Doctorate, Modernizing the Ancient: Brecciation, Materiality and Memory in Rome |


Nadia Bartolini (Québec, Canada) teaches part-time in Cultural Heritage Studies at theInstitute of Archaeology, and is research director of the heritage consultancy collective Bureau for the Contemporary and Historic (ButCH). She is ageographer by training with over 25 years’ experience in the educational and public sectors, which started during her decade-long employment in the Canadian federal government assessing land claim grievances submitted by First Nations. She moved to the UK to complete a PhD (Open University, 2011) investigating the challenges of incorporating tangible heritage in urban planning initiatives in Rome. Subsequently, she was co-investigator on the AHRC developmental award Re-configuring Ruins: Materialities, Processes and Mediations which involved four different universities and disciplines, two non-HEI organisations and an art commission that was featured in Newcastle and London. She was the researcher on the AHRC-funded project Spiritualism in the Everyday Life of Stoke-on-Trent (2014-16) where she led on the production of the exhibition ‘Talking with the Dead: Spiritualism in Stoke-on-Trent’ at Gladstone Pottery Museum. Recently, she was a researcher on the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures programme (2015-19) examining the natural and cultural heritage management practices at sites undergoing challenge and change at Orford Ness (Suffolk, UK), the Clay Country (Cornwall, UK), and rewilding in the Côa Valley (Portugal). She is a member of the Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) and of the American Association of Geographers.