Tim Ingold
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Tim Ingold

British anthropologist


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Tim Ingold is Chair of Social Anthropology at University of Aberdeen. He earned his B.A. and Ph.D from Churchill College at University of Cambridge.

His research interests are diverse and include creativity, environmental perception, human-animal relations, technology, and many others. His earliest research was an examination of the hunting peoples living in the arctic, dependent on caribou or reindeer. As a result of that experience, he became more curious about interactions between reindeer and humans and ecological anthropology. He has also explored the evolution of language and technology and cultural transmission.

He is a fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has published many scholarly works, including Being Alive: Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description, The Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill and Hunters, Pastoralists and Ranchers: Reindeer Economies and Their Transformations.

In 1999, he served as president of the Anthropology and Archaeology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2014, the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, bestowed upon him their highest honor, the Huxley Memorial Medal.

His career is also chronicled in his book, From Science to Art and Back Again: The Pendulum of an Anthropologist.

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Timothy Ingold, FBA, FRSE is a British anthropologist, and Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen.

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University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen

University in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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