**Maria Grever** (1953) is professor em. Theory and Methodology of History and founding director of the Center for Historical Culture at Erasmus School of History, Culture & Communication (ESHCC). She is currently research fellow at NL-Lab of the KNAW Humanities Cluster.
Her research interests are historical culture, historical consciousness, historiography; collective memory, nation, identity; heritage, history education, popular culture; monarchy, political culture, gender.
She studied Social and Economic History at the Radboud Unversity Nijmegen (graduation 1981) and defended her PhD thesis on gender and historiography (1994) at the same university. Her cum laude dissertation won the SNS-Bank Award of the Nijmegen University for best PhD dissertation at the recommendation of an academic jury.
In 2002-2007, Grever was at Erasmus University Rotterdam a board member of the Faculty of History and Art Studies (FHKW), and director of BA/MA Programs History. In 2017-2020 she was head of the History Department, and board member of the ESHCC. She successfully coordinated (external) assessments of the history program and history research in the ESHCC.
In 2006 she founded the Center for Historical Culture at Erasmus University which produces academic research on historical culture. The Center organizes lectures and conferences, the publication of scholarly results, the promotion of (inter)national cooperation and exchange, and attracts national and international PhD-students and post-docs. The Center strives to bridge the gap between the academic world and the popular / educational sector by initiating, maintaining and extending cooperative relationships with various institutions.
Grever was also program leader of several research projects - e.g. Paradoxes of De-Canonization (2004-2007) and Heritage Education, Plurality of Narratives and Shared Historical Knowledge (2009-2014), both funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). From 2015-2021 she is leader of the research program War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts; co-leader is prof.dr. Stijn Reijnders. She is supervisor of several PhD dissertations. Since 2010 Grever is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Over the years she has been involved and still is as president or board member of KNAW committees, national foundations, advisory boards, editorial boards of journals, and other professional (historical) organizations. In november 2015, she received the first ENVH Athena Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the promotion of female talent within science in general and within Erasmus University Rotterdam in particular.
Maria Grever (2021) - "Het monument als steen des aanstoots"
Maria Grever (2021) - "Omstreden standbeelden"
Maria Grever (2020) - "Taming or Reconciling Contested Pasts. Reflections on historical culture in a globalizing world". Invited paper.
Maria Grever (2020) - Invited comment on the lecture of prof. Jörn Rüsen, "The future of history didactics. Challenges and responses today"
Maria Grever (2019) - Bestaat inclusieve geschiedenis wel? Inleiding. Paper bij de sessie "Inclusieve geschiedenis en haar beperkingen. Geschiedtheoretische reflecties
Maria Grever (2019) - When emotions dominate discussions about sensitive pasts in historical culture (keynote)
Maria Grever & Siri Driessen (2018) - Reenactment and bodily understanding. The significance of visits tot historical war sites for the Dutch military
Maria Grever (2018) - Forty years of history at Erasmus: looking back, ahead and abroad
Maria Grever (2018) - Public History and Historical Consciousness: Reflections on a Contested Relationship
Maria Grever (2018) - Comment - in the Theory network Meet the editors: State Sponsored History after 1945, editors Berber Bevernage and Nico Wouters of the Palgrave Handbook of State-Sponsored History after 1945
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2018) - LEaDing Fellowship grant for Postdoc Dr. Cecilia Biaggi
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2017) - EUR Erasmus Initiative grant Vital Cities and Citizens on PhD project "Performing Urban Pasts: Historical reenactments with Sensitive Heritage", matching with the History department
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2016) - KNAW grant for the international symposium: POSTWAR CITIES. Sensitive heritage in a globalizing historical culture
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2015) - ENVH Athena Award EUR 2015 in recognition of outstanding contribution to the promotion of female talent within science in general and within Erasmus University Rotterdam in particular.
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever & S. Reijnders (2014) - EUR Research Excellence Initiative grant (€ 407.000) after competition with international reviewers for the research program 'War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts'. Main applicant: Maria Grever; co-applicant: Stijn Reijnders. Three research projects. Collaboration with Erasmus Studio and NIOD. Matching from the ESHCC.
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2014) - EUR Incentive grant (€ 8.300)
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2013) - Appointed as Honorary Board Member EUROCLIO
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2012) - Foundation Remembrance of Slavery 2013 / Erasmus Trustfonds grant related to NWO project: Dynamic heritage education in the Netherlands
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2012) - Erfgoed Nederland grant for PhD project: Omgang met oorlogserfgoed. WW II in de populaire cultuur.
Maria Christina Rosalia Grever (2012) - Erfgoed Nederland additional grant endowed chair Historical Culture and Education
MCR (Maria) Grever & Stephan Klein (2011) - Dynamic Heritage Education in the Netherlands
MCR (Maria) Grever & CAM van Boxtel (2009) - Heritage Education, Plurality of Narratives and Shared Historical Knowledge
MCR (Maria) Grever & CR (Kees) Ribbens (2006) - National Identity in Context. A common past in the Netherlands?
MCR (Maria) Grever, S (Siep) Stuurman & CR (Kees) Ribbens (2005) - International Conference "Beyond the canon. History for the Twenty-First Century"
MCR (Maria) Grever & S (Siep) Stuurman (2003) - Paradoxes of De-canonisation. New Forms of Cultural Transmission in History