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Ian Simpson

Assistant Professor

Dr. I.R. Simpson
+31 71 527 2925


Ian R Simpson is Assistant Professor in Heritage Practices in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University. His work examines heritage practices in society from critical and anthropological perspectives, including the demands and expectations of heritage in environmental, community and memory projects. His research also investigates relationships between religion, environment, materiality and market exchange in early Islamic and medieval history, based on field research in Jordan and the Arab Gulf States.

Ian Simpson is also a member of the Centre for Global Heritage and Development.

Curriculum vitae

PhD Anthropology, Stanford University (2016)

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • Archaeological Heritage
  • Heritage of Indigenous Peoples

Work address

Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room number B2.20


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