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Robert Frost

Cultural and Museum Studies, University of Nottingham

Thesis title:

Sir John Gardner Wilkinson: cultures of antiquarianism in Egypt, Europe and England

Research Area

  • Cultural and Museum Studies
  • Cultural Geography


  • Frost, R. (2022). A Forgotten Chapter in Egyptology: Sir John Gardner Wilkinson's Investigations into a Dynamic Nile. Journal of Historical Geography, 65, 42-54.

  • Frost, R. (2021). Book Review: Egyptologists' Notebooks. African Archaeological Review, 38, 1. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10437-021-09427-9
  • Frost, R. (2019). Book Review: The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806). Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century. Landscape History, 40, 2: 148-149.                https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01433768.2019.1676049 


  • "Gardner Wilkinson: Cultures of Antiquarianism in 19th Century Egypt" (University of Nottingham poster presentation, 2020 [Cancelled due to Covid-19])
  • "Gardner Wilkinson: Employer or Employee?" Colonial Knowledges conference (University of Manchester, 2020)
  • "Rethinking Antiquarianism in Egypt and the Balkans" (University of Nottingham, 2019)
  • "The Natural World of J. G. Wilkinson" Borders and Crossings conference (University of Leicester, 2019)

Other Research Interests

  • Exploration and travel writing histories
  • History of Egyptology, Archaeology and Antiquarianism
  • Colonial History and geography
  • The British in Egypt (from colonial encounter to the colonial occupation)
  • The British in the Balkans
  • Environmental History (inc. Botany)
  • Visual cultures of the above


Geography BA (1:1)

History MA (Distinction)


Archive Collections Assistant (University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections)

October 2019 to January 2020 (4 months)


Geography prize (For highest Geography marks in 2017)

University prize (For highest Faculty marks in 2017)