Jamie Hampson

BA Oxf., MPhil PhD Cantab., Dr

Former affiliations

The University of Western Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

New and Noteworthy

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Funding overview

• Australian Research Council Linkage, 2015–2017, Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming (with Prof. McDonald et al.). [$720,000]
• Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, 2014–2017, Rock art, Indigenous heritage, and cultural identity. [€294,693]
• Full PhD scholarship, Arts & Humanities Research Council, 2007–10. Indigenous rock art in context: regional studies from South Africa and the Greater Southwest USA. [£79,660]
• University of Cambridge research grants, 2008, 2009, 2010 [£3,600]
• Kirk-Greene (Africa) Fund, 2009 [£1,100]

Current projects

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Biography

Dr Jamie Hampson specialises in rock art and heritage studies. He works in the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Current projects include work on Indigenous heritage; rock art regionalism and identity; cultural tourism and the presentation of rock art sites to the public; socio-politics and historiography; and the commodification of archaeological and Indigenous heritage.

Jamie teaches on the Archaeology of Rock Art course at UWA; he recently finished a 3-year Marie Curie Global Research Fellowship at Stanford University and the University of York (2014–2017). Until 2012, he taught at the University of Cambridge, where he co-founded the British Rock Art Group and the North American Archaeological Research Group.

In addition to the Marie Curie fellowship (entitled Rock art, Indigenous heritage, and cultural identity), Jamie has received grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the University of Cambridge, the Kirk-Greene Africa fund, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). He is currently a CI on the ARC-funded project Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming.

Jamie’s latest book – published by Routledge (2016) – is entitled Rock Art and Regional Identity: A Comparative Perspective.

Future research

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Previous positions

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow (Stanford and York)
Tutor, Institute for Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Visiting Scholar, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Research Fellow, Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Research Associate, Sul Ross State University, Texas

Teaching

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Roles and responsibilities

Jamie teaches on the Archaeology of Rock Art course at UWA; he recently finished a 3-year Marie Curie Global Research Fellowship at Stanford University and the University of York (2014–2017). Until 2012, he taught at the University of Cambridge, where he co-founded the British Rock Art Group and the North American Archaeological Research Group.

Research interests

Dr Jamie Hampson specialises in rock art and heritage studies. He works in the USA, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. Current projects include work on Indigenous heritage; rock art regionalism and identity; cultural tourism and the presentation of rock art sites to the public; socio-politics and historiography; and the commodification of archaeological and Indigenous heritage.

Research expertise keywords

  • Rock art
  • Cognitive archaeology
  • The archaeology of identity
  • Rock art regionalism
  • Archaeological theory and historiography
  • Heritage studies
  • Commodification of archaeological heritage

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