Dr Jonathan Westaway

Senior Research Fellow, Research Impact Manager

Jonathan Westaway is a Senior Research Fellow and specializes in the history of mountaineering, mountain environments and imperial cultures of exploration. His research is strongly interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from cultural geography and anthropology and involves working in collaboration with archivists, curators, artists, festivals and communities. His recent research examines: British imperial leisure cultures, knowledge practices and mountain environments in India and Central Asia c.1850-1947 and their representation in travel writing, photography and film; the colonial encounter with indigenous people and culture in the circumpolar Arctic and the circulation of artefacts, people and ideas around the North Atlantic world.