I specialize in research on 18th-century natural history collections and collectors, as well as the intersections between natural history and anthropology. I am especially interested in how recontextualizing historical narratives and reintegrating indigenous perspectives might yield a more wholistic understanding of human and “natural” landscapes.


B.A. in Heritage Studies, Randolph College (2012)


*Writing a monograph study of the work of Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771), artist on the Endeavour voyage

*Randolph College Natural History & Archaeology Collections Project

*Randolph College Museum & Heritage Studies Program (I co-teach MUHS 110, Natural History Collections and MUHS 201, Collections Management)

Emily Smith

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