Dr Vicky Barnecutt

Portrait of Vicky Barnecutt, Research Fellow on True Echoes project
True Echoes Research Fellow
Pacific history and anthropology

Dr Vicky Barnecutt is a Research Fellow on the True Echoes project at the British Library. Her general research interest is the history of contact in the Pacific, with a particular focus on Papua New Guinea. Her PhD examined the role of museum collections in understanding the past 400 years of history in the Bismarck Archipelago.

Vicky’s role within the True Echoes project is to research the history of the wax cylinders central to the project, and understand both the anthropologists and their audio recordings in greater depth. She is looking at the use of audio recordings within anthropology, and also mapping connections between the British Library cylinders and related collections of field notes, photographs and objects in the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the British Museum.