Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UCL

John Giblin is the Head of Africa within the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum. Before taking up his current position, John was a Lecturer in the Heritage and Tourism group at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and a member of the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia. John completed his PhD, Reconstructing the Past in Post-Genocide Rwanda: An Archaeological Contribution, at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, following which he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship concerning Post-Conflict Heritage in Western Great Lakes Africa at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. John is also a steering committee member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

John has responsibility for the curation, presentation, development and research of the Africa collections at the British Museum. He has carried out fieldwork in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana.

John completed his PhD, Reconstructing the Past in Post-Genocide Rwanda: An Archaeological Contribution, at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, following which he undertook a post-doctoral fellowship concerning Post-Conflict Heritage in Western Great Lakes Africa at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

John’s current research interests include the post-conflict use of heritage and practice of archaeology in post-colonial, post-conflict contexts, specifically in western Great Lakes Africa.

Experience

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    Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology, UCL