Charlotte Colding-Smith

Position am DSM: International Fellow


Fachdisziplin: Geschichte


Titel des Forschungsprojektes


Maritime Ressourcen und Technologien im späten 19. und 20. Jahrhundert: Walfang und rezente Beispiele / Fellow Internationales Museum (Kulturstiftung des Bundes, März 2016 bis September 2017)


Curriculum Vitae


Seit 2016: International Fellow am DSM


2013-2015: Lecturer und Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Projekt: Desbillons: Geschichte des Spätmittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Mannheim


2011-2012: Assistant to Professor Justin Stagl (Prof. Emeritus, Salzburg University); Conference: Turkey and Europe: Mobility, Creativity and Trajectories. Social Sciences Section of Academia Europea, Vienna


2009-2011: Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne. Special Collections/ University of Melbourne Archives/ Prints and Drawings/ Percy Grainger Museum. Conservation Assistance, Collections and Database Management and Reading Room Desk Attendance, Exhibitions Assistance, Teaching Assistance


2005-2010 PhD The University of Melbourne, Apocalyptic Battles and Exotic Courts: Printed Images of the Turk from Sixteenth-Century German Territories. Advisor: Professor Charles Zika, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies


2006-2008: Research Assistant, Department of History, University of Melbourne, for Professor Charles Zika and Associate Professor Catherine Kovesi


2004-2005: Conservation Technician at the Ian Potter Museum of Art the University of Melbourne and Melbourne University Archives


2000-2004 University of Melbourne, B.A. Honours Thesis in History: Beasts, Bibles, Babylon: The Impact of the Reformation on the Apocalypse


Charlotte Colding Smith has been at the German Maritime Museum since 2016, firstly as an International Museums Fellow from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and as of September 2017 as a German Maritime Museum  Researcher. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia (published as Images of Islam, 1453–1600: Turks in Germany and Central Europe. Pickering and Chatto, London, 2014) and has worked and held fellowships in universities, museums and libraries in Australia, the UK, the USA, Austria and Germany. Her research at the German Maritime Museum focusses on whaling from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Within the Bangert Building Exhibition she specifically compares Industrial Whaling with use of other Maritime Resources and the Environment from the nineteenth to twenty first centuries.