Maria Ximena Senatore
Expert Member – Argentina (November, 2009)
Researcher INAPH Instituto Universitario de Arqueología y Patrimonio Histórico, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
Professor on Cultural Heritage at Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral.
Maria Ximena Senatore 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.