Dr. Jonathan Westaway is a Senior Research Fellow in History in the School of Humanities, Languages and Global Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Asiatic Society. He is a cultural and environmental historian. His research focuses on imperial cultures of exploration in both polar and mountain environments. A recent article in Atlantic Studies entitled ‘The Inuit discovery of Europe? The Orkney Finnmen, preternatural objects and the re-enchantment of early-modern science’ has explored the early-modern scientific fascination with the circulation of Inuit artefacts and culture throughout the North Atlantic World and its subsequent impact on regional identities in the Northern Isles. He is currently writing a book for Manchester University Press about Orkney’s cultural and environmental links with the Arctic entitled Worlds Made by Winter: A Journey into Arctic Orkney.