Dr Lesley Wylie

Posted by vm64 at May 16, 2011 11:15 AM |

Dr Lesley Wylie, of the School of Modern Languages,  is an expert in Latin American literature and culture from the late nineteenth century to the present, and is particularly interested in the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon. 

Her discovery of two photographs, presumed lost, of native South Americans brought to Britain in 1911 was prominent in the media spotlight. A century after they appeared on the front page of The Daily News they continued to conquer media publications and other websites over the world with widespread coverage.

Amazonians front Amazonians side

It was the most viewed news story of the month on the science communication portal, AlphaGalileo. Following an in-depth feature in the Daily Mail, the story spread across many publications and websites of various interests, such as archaeology, art, science, regional and photography. It was featured in the popular science, research and technology news website PhysOrg, in addition to The Irish Independent, Metro, The Irish Post, Archaeology News and many others. 

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