Centre for Maritime and Regional Studies was established in 1994. It is a partnership of the University of Southern Denmark and the Fisheries and Maritime Museum. On 1 January 2008, the Archives of Danish Occupation History 1940-1945 joined the centre as an associated partner.
Centre for Maritime and Regional studies is located in Esbjerg, Denmark, and focuses mainly on European studies but works with partners all over the globe to develop a comparative framework for our research. The centre is a home to both research and graduate studies.
The centre studies the interaction of the oceans and human society. With expertise from historians, archaeologists, ethnologists, and social anthropologists, our research explores the interaction between humans and the sea from the earliest times to the Present.
|Main fields of research are:
- Maritime and marine studies – marine environment and human utilisation of the sea as a resource and highway of transportation
- Regional development – social and economic activity in a geographic environment
- Maritime archaeology – the maritime cultural landscape, its utilisation and material culture
- Heritage – perception and management of cultural and natural heritage