Professor Caitlin DeSilvey

Associate Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Exeter

Prof. Caitlin DeSilvey

Caitlin DeSilvey’s research explores the cultural significance of material and environmental change, with a particular focus on heritage contexts.

She has worked with artists, archaeologists, environmental scientists and heritage practitioners on a range of interdisciplinary projects, and is currently co-investigator on the Heritage Futures project, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and exploring the potential for innovation and creative exchange across a broad range of heritage and related fields.

DeSilvey was a 2016-17 fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo, as part of the After Discourse research group. Her recent publications include Anticipatory History (2011, with Simon Naylor and Colin Sackett), Visible Mending (2013, with Steven Bond and James R. Ryan) and Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving (2017).