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Bart Holterman


Bart Holterman

"Researching with a Proximity to Wanderlust."

Bart Holterman, PhD, Research Associate


About the person

Bart Holterman is a historian of the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. He studied History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Utrecht and Erlangen. In his PhD thesis, which was written at the German Maritime Museum and defended at the University of Hamburg, he researched the trade of Hanseatic merchants in the North Atlantic Islands. Since 2021 he studies the international commercial networks of the Orkney and Shetland islands in the 16th and 17th centuries at the German Maritime Museum. His research interests include economic history, interdisciplinary research and the publication and processing of historical data with digital methods.


Research Project
Looking In From The Edge (LIFTE)



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Bart Holterman


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021

Research associate at the DSM in the research project "Looking In From The Edge (LIFTE)".


Research assistant at the Georg-August-University Göttingen in the research project "Viabundus: Map of premodern European transport and mobility".


PhD student at the DSM in the research project "Between the North Sea and the North Sea: interdisciplinary studies on the Hanseatic League"


Research assistant in the research project "Medieval Memoria Online (MeMO)", Universiteit Utrecht / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Study of History (BA), Research Master Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MA), Universiteit Utrecht


Bart Holterman. ‘Kredit im deutschen Handel mit den Shetlandinseln im Spätmittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit’. Das Mittelalter 27:2 (2022), p. 347-369.


Bart Holterman. ‘Vitnisburður frá 1602 sem einsöguleg heimild um alþjóðlega verslun á Íslandi við upphaf dönsku einokunarverslunarinnar’ [A witness account from 1602 as microhistorical evidence for the international trade in Iceland at the start of the Danish trade monopoly]. Saga LIX:1 (2021), p. 51-82.


Bart Holterman et al. (Hrsg.). Viabundus Pre-modern Street Map 1.2 (Stand 19.4.2021). 


Bart Holterman.The Fish Lands. German Trade with Iceland, Shetland and the Faroe Islands in the Late 15th and 16th Century. Berlin 2020. 


Bart Holterman und Philipp Grassel, “Victuals for Fish! The Hanseatic Trade from Bremen and Hamburg to Shetland”, The New Shetlander, Yule 2020, p. 8–15.


Natascha Mehler, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Bart Holterman, Joris Coolen, Ragnar Edvardsson und Torbjörn Brorsson. “Gautavík -  a trading site in Iceland re-examined”. in: Natascha Mehler, Mark Gardiner, Endre Elvestad (Hrsg.), German Trade in the North Atlantic, c. 1400-1700. Interdisciplinary Perspectives. AmS-Skrifter 27. Stavanger 2019, p. 227-243.


Natascha Mehler, Hans Christian Küchelmann und Bart Holterman. “The Export of Gyrfalcons from Iceland during the 16th Century: A Boundless Business in a Proto-Globalized World”. in: O. Grimm und U. Schmölke (Hrsg.), Raptor and Human – Falconry and Bird Symbolism throughout the Millennia on a Global Scale, Bd. 3. Neumünster 2018, p. 995–1020.


Bart Holterman und John Nicholls (Hrsg.), HANSdoc Database (2017). 

Opening hours

Cog hall: Monday closed, TUE - SUN from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: closed

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Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum
Hans-Scharoun-Platz 1
D-27568 Bremerhaven


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