Nicholas Thomas

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This article is about the British archaeologist. For the American politician, see Nicholas W. Thomas.

Nicholas Jeremy Thomas FBA (born 21 April 1960) is a British archaeologist, Professor of Historical Anthropology, and Director, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, since 2006; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, since 2007. He was elected to the British Academy in 2005.

He was awarded the 2010 Wolfson History Prize for his book Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire.


  • ‘THOMAS, Prof. Nicholas Jeremy’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 March 2013