Honorary Research Fellow


Contact Details

Email: cesimonetti@abdn.ac.uk

Research Interests

My research focuses on perception and communication, the role of corporeal movement in processes of enskilment and the use of technology. It concentrates especially on the relationship between ecology  and conceptualization, particularly on how understandings of time in science are shaped by the movements and bodily gestures scientists perform as they carry out their practices in environments imbued with forces.

Selected Grants and Recognitions

2015 - 2018 Solid Fuilds in the Anthropocene. A Transdisciplinary Inquiry into the Archaeological Anthropology of Materials (British Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences, in colaboration with Tim Ingold)

2015-2018 Concrete Futures. An Inquiry into Modern Life in the Anthropocene with Materials, 2015-2018 (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile, Iniciación # 1150278)

2013 - 2015   North theme, University of Aberdeen. Two year funding for organizing an Interdisciplinary Seminar on the Circumpolar North (with Marionne Cronin, Lisa Collinson, Jan-Henrik Fallgren, James Cusack).

2011   Arthur Maurice Hocart Essay Prize, Royal Anthropological Institute, for the essay ‘With the past under your feet. On the development of temporal concepts in archaeology’.

2009   Principal's Small Grant, University of Aberdeen (to conduct fieldwork in Chile).

2008 - 2011   College of Arts and Social Science Open Funding, University of Aberdeen (complementary subsistence funding for 3 years).

2008 - 2012   ‘Beca Presidente de la República’, Chilean Government (Doctoral scholarship for 4 years).