Lizanne Henderson

Cultural Historian
Lizanne Henderson - Cultural Historian

Dr. Lizanne Henderson is a cultural historian and tourism lecturer at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow. She has been working (and singing) on expedition ships around the UK, Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, and Svalbard since 1995. Lizanne has appeared on TV and radio discussing topics such as the British slave trade and the Scottish witch-hunts, and has published and edited several books and articles on supernatural belief systems, the witch-hunts, ballads, slavery, polar exploration, and critical animal studies. Her most recent monograph is Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670-1740 (Palgrave, 2016). Lizanne was Visiting International Scholar at the University of Melbourne in 2014, and is Editor of the journal Review of Scottish Culture. She is currently working on a multi-disciplinary project called Picturing Polar Bears, a study into the cultural history, artistic depictions, and semiotic uses of the arctic’s most iconic animal.

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