About the Modern Maritime History research group
The Modern Maritime History research group at the Maritime Museum Rotterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam started operating on 1 September 2014. The group studies the history of Dutch shipbuilding, the port of Rotterdam and its links with the hinterland and the Dutch offshore industry. These topics will be the subject of academic research and will also be incorporated in the history curriculum at Erasmus University. The Modern Maritime History chair group, as it is known, is a collaborative venture between the Maritime Museum and Erasmus University, initially for a period of four years.