Timothy Ingold Ehem. Senior Fellow

Timothy Ingold
Mai - Juli 2014


Timothy Ingold, born 1948, one of the most renowned voices in contemporary anthropology, is holding the Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. Having studied Social Anthropology, Ingold received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1976. His dis-sertation was based on ethnographic fieldwork that centred on the Skolt Sami of northeastern Finland. From 1974 to 1990, Ingold was appointed Lecturer at the University of Manchester, where he became a Professor in 1990 and Max Gluckman Professor of Social Anthropology in 1995. He joined the University of Aberdeen in 1999 and made significant contributions to the establishment of its Department of Anthropology in 2002. Ingold has been a Lecturer at numerous prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge or the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, Ingold was appointed President of the Anthropology and Ar-chaeology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Furthermore, he has held fellowships at the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Stand: 2014



Making: anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. Abingdon: Routledge 2013.
Being alive: essays on movement, knowledge and description. Abingdon: Routledge 2011.
Lines: a brief history. London: Routledge 2007.
The perception of the environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill. London: Routledge 2000.


with Gisli Palsson: Biosocial becomings: integrating social and biological anthropolo-gy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013.
with Monica Janowski: Imagining landscapes: past, present and future. Farnham: Ashgate 2012.
Redrawing anthropology: materials, movements, lines. Farnham: Ashgate 2011. with Jo Lee Vergunst: Ways of walking: ethnography and practice on foot. Aldershot: Ashgate 2008.


“The axe and the cathedral: making, building and the design of things”. In: George Lewis, Ben Piekut (eds.): The Oxford handbook of critical improvisation studies. Ox-ford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014.
“Being alive to a world without objects”. In: Graham Harvey (ed.): The handbook of contemporary animism. Durham: Equinox, forthcoming 2014.
“Designing environments for life”. In: Kirsten Hastrup (ed.): Anthropology and na-ture. Abingdon: Routledge 2013, pp. 233-246.
with Michael Anusas: “Designing environmental relations: from opacity to textility”. In: Design Issues, 29/4, 2013, pp. 58-69.
“Toward an ecology of materials”. In: Annual Review of Anthropology, 41, 2012, pp. 427-442.
“Drawing together: materials, gestures, lines”. In: Nils Bubandt, Ton Otto (eds.): Ex-periments in holism. Theory and practice in contemporary anthropology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2010, pp. 343-361.
“The textility of making”. In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, 34/1, 2010, pp. 91-102.