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College Photo Name Holm, Poul
Main Department History
College Title Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 2593
My current main field of interest is in marine environmental history, which involves the interdisciplinary combination of marine science and history. Other key areas are research policy and the potential of digital technologies for the humanities. I began as a medieval historian with a specialism in the Vikings in Ireland - an interest which I have kept alive through my career.
Details Date
Chair, History of Marine Animal Populations 2000-
President, European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres 2011-
Member, Trinity College Research Committee 2009-2012
Member of Steering Committee, Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Landscape and Environment Programme 2008-2011
Member, Census of Marine Life, Scientific Steering Committee (global) 2000-2010
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
European Society for Environmental History 2000
International Maritime Economic History Association 1989
Awards and Honours
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R (Ridder (Knight) af Dannebrog ) 2008
Fellow Trinity College Dublin 2010
shared: COSMOS award (Steering Committee Census of Marine Life) 2011
(Shared) American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE awards): the Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and the Award for Earth Sciences 3 Feb 2011
Winner Best Danish Research of the Year 2009 2009
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Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Latin Medium Basic Basic
Description of Research Interests
Marine and coastal environmental history, all periods. Early medieval (Viking) Scandinavia and Ireland
Research Interests
Coastal Environmental Change Coastal Zone Ecosystems and Management Digital Humanities Early development of Dublin
Economic History Environment & Society Fish, Fisheries Humanities
Marine Marine Ecosystems Marine Sciences, Maritime Studies Medieval Europe
Medieval History Urban and economic history Vikings Wetlands
environmental history
Research Projects
Project title History of Marine Animal Populations
Funding Agency A. P. Sloan Foundation
Type of Project
Date from 2000
Date to 2010
Person Months

Project title Humanities for the Environment
Funding Agency A. W. Mellon Foundation
Type of Project
Date from 2013
Date to 2016
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Project title Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD Programme
Funding Agency Irish Higher Education Authority
Programme PRTLI V
Type of Project Structured PhD programme
Date from 2011
Date to 2015
Person Months

Project title Humanities World Report
Funding Agency Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden; Swedish Research Council; NWO, Netherlands;
Type of Project collaborative research
Date from 2012
Date to 2014
Person Months

Project title IMPACT
Funding Agency EU
Programme FP7
Type of Project CSA partner
Date from 2014
Date to 2018
Person Months

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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Marine Animal Populations: A New Look Back Iin Time in, editor(s)Alasdair D. McIntyre , Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance , Oxford, Blackwell, 2010, pp3 - 23, [Poul Holm, Anne Husum Marboe, Bo Poulsen, Brian R. MacKenzie]
Poul Holm (Chair), Nicolas Guilhot (Rapporteur), Dalina Dumitrescu, Gabriele Griffin, Arne Jarrick, Istvan Rév, Gulnara Roll, Daniel Smilov, Piotr Sztompka, Françoise Thys-Clement, Panos Tsakloglou, Luk Van Langenhove, Gerhard Wolf, METRIS, Emerging Trends in Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, European Commission, 2009, 1, 139
Starkey, D. J., Holm, P., & Barnard, M. , Oceans Past: Management insights from the history of marine animal populations, London, Earthscan Research Editions, 2007, 223pp
van Voss, L. H., & Holm, P., Close encounters with the Dutch, Ricchezza del Mare secc. XIII-XVIII : Istituto Internazionale di storia economica "E Datini" Prato, Serie II - Atti delle "Settimane di Studi" e altri Convegni, 37, 2006, p147 - 178
Holm, P., Human impacts on fisheries resources and abundance in the Danish Wadden Sea, c1520 to the present, Helgoland Marine Research, 59, (1), 2005, p39 - 44
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