Dr Lizanne Henderson

Dr Lizanne Henderson

Lizanne is a Scottish-Canadian cultural historian with a passion for wild spaces and remote places. She is Senior Lecturer at University of Glasgow’s Dumfries Campus, where she teaches History, Tourism and Human-Animal Studies. Her research is on the Scottish Witch-Hunts, Arctic Studies, and our relationship with animals and the natural world. Her most recent monograph, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment was winner of the Katharine Briggs Book Award 2016, is preparing her next book (Super)natural Animals in the Age of the Stewarts to the Age of Enlightenment, and is working on a project called Picturing Polar Bears: Past and Present Semiotic and Iconic Perceptions of Ursus maritimus. Lizanne recently finished a consultancy with Historic Environment Scotland on Caerlaverock, has made various radio and television appearances, has lectured across Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan, and volunteered in Kenya. In addition, she has over twenty years experience as a guide on expedition ships throughout the UK, North Atlantic and Arctic regions and never tires of exploring our amazing world. When not engaged in academic pursuits, Lizanne is a keen artist and photographer and particularly enjoys landscapes and wildlife themes. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is of Scottish parentage, and now lives in the beautiful Glenkens with her husband and two adorable cats.