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Toby Butler

Associate Lecturer

Toby Butler is a historical geographer and heritage consultant with a particular interest in oral history, digital heritage, and mapping memories. For six years Toby led an innovative MA programme in Heritage Studies: place, memory and history at the Raphael Samuel History Centre. Toby is known internationally for his work exploring how history and memory can be mapped and used to interpret places and their pasts. Projects include Ports of Call, working with community groups and artists around the docks of East London to map and historically interpret the area (; the Bethnal Green Disaster Memorial Project ( and Groundbreakers, which focused on mapping and interpreting the pre-Olympic history of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

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