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Department Head Alexander Semyonov
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź – Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity 1897–1994

Zysiak A., Śmiechowski K., Każmierska K. et al.

Lodz University Press, Jagiellonian University Press, distributed by Columbia University Press, 2018.

From Common Rocks to Valuable Industrial Resources: Limestone in Nineteenth-century Russia
In press

Bekasova A.

The Extractive Industries and Society, An International Journal (ISSN: 2214-790X; https://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-extractive-industries-and-society). 2020.

Book chapter
The Power of Positionality? Researching Russian History from the Margins

Vasilyev P.

In bk.: Reading Russian Sources: A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History. Routledge, 2020. Ch. 3. P. 49-58.

Open Lecture "New Life of a Traditional Museum: Choices, Changes, and Consequences of a Major Renovation of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam"

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MA program “Usable Pasts: Applied and Interdisciplinary History”, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg
Open Lecture in cooperation with Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg
26 April 2016, 18.30,  Promyshlennaya 17, room 412
Prof. dr. Joost C.A. Schokkenbroek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/National Maritime Museum

New Life of a Traditional Museum: Choices, Changes, and Consequences of a Major Renovation of the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam

After a majore renovation of close to four years, the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam re-openend on 1 October 2011. In his talk, professor Schokkenbroek will discuss the reasons for closure and renovation, the policy behind the choices that have been made regarding contents, exhibits, audiences, and share some of the consequences of this enormous renovation: what are the lessons learned?

Professor Joost C.A. Schokkenbroek (1961) received his MA and Ph.D. degrees in History at Leiden University.  After graduation he worked for the Ministery of Foreign Affairs, and at the Kendall Whaling Museum in Sharon, Massachussetts (USA). In 1991 Schokkenbroek returned to the Netherlands to work as Curator at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam

In 2008, Schokkenbroek became Chief Curator and Head of Academic Programs at Het Scheepvaartmuseum. As of 2012, he combines these jobs with a Professorship in Maritime History and Maritime Heritage at VU University Amsterdam. Schokkenbroek acts as President of the Netherlands Association of Maritime History from 2008 onwards. 

He is member of the Editorial Board of The Mariner’s Mirror, editor of the Scheepvaartmuseum Yearbook as well as advisory editor to the Journal for Maritime History, issued by the Chinese National Maritime Museum in Shanghai. Moreover, Schokkenbroek is member of the national governmental advisory board on Heritage Policy.

Schokkenbroek was Senior Editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History (4 volumes: Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press 2007). In April 2008 he defended his Ph.D. thesis Trying-out. An Anatomy of Dutch Whaling and Sealing in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1885 (Aksant: Amsterdam 2008) at Leiden University. He has published profusely on whaling, the Spanish Armada of 1588, trading companies, admiralties and maritime material culture.