About the centre
The Centre for maritime studies aims to strengthen the field of maritime research. Within the Centre, historians, archaeologists and ethnologists conduct interdisciplinary research.
The Centre for Maritime Studies was established in 2010 with the purpose of providing a maritime research- and educational environment of internationally high standards. The Centre is run as a close collaboration between Stockholm University and the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums, which shows among other things in joint work on exhibitions, public events and research collaborations.
Maritime studies can entail a wide range of topics. Read more about the Centre's interdisciplinary field in the article on Maritime Studies.
The Maritime Seminars
The Maritime Seminars are organized by CEMAS and SMTM. The seminars are a space for presenting ongoing research, research ideas, chapters from books, and more within the maritime field.
The time is normally on Fridays 13-14.
Currently the seminars are conducted entirely digitally through the platform Zoom. When conducted on site, they take place at the Vasa museum in Stockholm.
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Research and researchers
CEMAS is an interdisciplinary research environment for researchers within maritime history, archaeologists and ethnologists.
CEMAS Researchers - Present and Previous
Leos Müller, professor of History. Profile page
Simon Ekström, professor and researcher of ethnology. Profile Page
Mirja Arnshav, postdoctoral fellow of maritime archaeology. CEMAS PhD graduate of 2020. Profile Page
PhD students - present
Fredrik Kämpe, PhD student of history, from 2017. Profile Page
Ida Hughes Tidlund, PhD student of ethnology, from 2016. Profile Page
Other maritime researchers at SU
Researchers within the Maritime humanities at Stockholm University who work close to but are not employed by the Centre.
Tori Falck, PhD student of archaeology from 2020. Employed by the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies. Profile Page
Gustav Ängeby, PhD student of History from 2020. Employed by the Department of History. Profile Page
Previous researchers and PhD graduates
Hanna Jansson, CEMAS PhD graduate of maritime ethnology 2017, postdoctoral fellow of maritime ethnology 2019-2020. Profile Page
Niklas Eriksson, postdoctoral fellow of marine archaeology 2017-2018. Profile Page
AnnaSara Hammar, postdoctoral fellow of maritime history. 2016-2017
Mattias Frihammar, postdoctoral fellow of maritime ethnology. 2015-2016. Profile Page
Aryo Makko, postdoctoral fellow of maritime history 2013-2014. Profile Page
Mirja Arnshav, PhD graduate of marine archaeology 2020 Profile Page
Harry Svensson, PhD graduate of maritime history 2017 Profile Page
Ale Pålsson, PhD graduate of maritime history 2016. Profile Page
Lisa Hellman, PhD graduate of maritime history 2015. Profile Page
Steve Murdoch, professor of history of University of St. Andrews, guest researcher 2014–2015. Profile Page
CEMAS researcher publish their results in academic journals, anthologies and monographs. Here you can read about a selection of the Centre's publications.
- De små båtarna och den stora flykten: Arkeologi i spåren av andra världskrigets baltiska flyktingbåtar. (Dissertation) av Mirja Arnshav
- Sveriges första globala århundrade by Leos Müller.
- Angöringar - berättelse och kunskap från havet. Ed. Leos Müller och Simon Ekström.
- Sjövägen till Sverige. Från 1500-talet till våra dagar. Ed. Simon Ekström, Leos Müller andTomas Nilson.
- I främmande hamn. Ed. Aryo Makko och Leos Müller.
- Historisk tidskrift 2014:3, tema maritim historia
- Persistent Piracy. Maritime Violence and State-Formation in Global Historical Perspective Ed. Stefan Amirell andLeos Müller
At present, CEMAS gives one course on the maritime history of Sweden. Read about it here: Svensk historia från sjösidan. The course is in Swedish.
Interested in maritime perspectives? There is plenty of opportunity to write a thesis on subjects related to the sea. The Centre for Maritime Studies can help with maritime subject suggestions and are, if time and resources allow, able to supervise students of history and ethnology. Contact us if you want to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisation and Board
CEMAS is run by a board who make decisions about the aims and activities of the Centre, which are executed by the Research Leader with administrative assistance from the Centre Secretary.
The current Research Leader for CEMAS is Professor Leos Müller.
The current Centre Secretary is Elin Heppling.CEMAS Administrator
The CEMAS board consists of 8 members. The board is responsible for the Centre's budget and plans the activities of the Centre.
Chairman of the Board
Mats Hallenberg, history (Stockholm University
Sarah Holst Kjaer, ethnology (Stockholm University)
Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, archaeology (Stockholm University)
Anna Maria Forssberg (SMTM)
Andreas Linderoth (SMTM)
Anna Arnberg (SMTM)
Ida Hughes Tidlund (PhD representative)
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Last updated: April 12, 2022
Source: Centre for Maritime Studiese