Maria Ximena Senatore

Vice President

Expert Member – Argentina  (November, 2009)

Researcher at CONICET-INAPL  (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research)  and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Researcher INAPH Instituto Universitario de Arqueología y Patrimonio Histórico, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.

Associate Professor on Cultural Heritage at Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral.

Maria Ximena Senatore is a National Researcher at CONICET (National Council of Scientific andTechnological Research), Argentina. Professor on Historical Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of Patagonia Austral. She has a degree in Archaeology (University of Buenos Aires, 1995). Since 2022 she is a Researcher at University of Alicante, Spain.

She has a PhD in History (2003, University of Valladolid, Spain). Maria Ximena has been running research projects on the Archaeology of Capitalism Expansion to Antarctica in the 19th century, Materialities of Antarctic History, and Master Narratives, Heritage Conservation and Tourism in Antarctica.

Project leadership in research projects on archaeology, history, heritage and tourism in Patagonia and Antarctica since 1996. Leader of field research in historical archaeology  on the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (1995 to 2000) and in South Patagonia (1998-2017).  She lectured on the History of Antarctica on tourist cruises to Antarctica from 2004 to 2007.

Research projects/ interests

Historical Archaeology and Material Culture Studies

Capitalism expansion to Antarctica, whaling and sealing in 19th century

History of Antarctica and Master Narratives

Materialities of Antarctic History

Polar Cultural Heritage

Antarctic Tourism focused on the History of Exploration

Museums and uses of cultural heritage

Use of ship logbooks, historical cartography and, diaries as a data source for Antarctic History Studies

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Antarctic History, Archaeology, Material Culture Studies, History of Whaling, Polar Heritage, Museum Studies, Antarctic Tourism.