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Dr. Marleen
von Bargen


”I love the ships, the harbour and the sea - all this is in and around the German Maritime Museum to discover and explore.“

Current position

Scientific curator

Field of research

Political cultural history, passenger shipping in the empire


Newer History (19th and 20th century)


Photo: DSM

Dr. Marleen von Bargen

+49 471 482 07 831

Curriculum Vitae

Seit 2017

Scientific curator at the DSM

2015 ­– 2016

Scientific volunteer at the DSM


Doctorate in Medieval and Modern History at the University of Hamburg with the work Anna Siemsen (1882-1951) and the Future of Europe. Political Concepts between Empire and Federal Republic

2013 – 2014

Final scholarship of the Research and Science Promotion of the University of Hamburg for the dissertation project

2010 – 2013

Research assistant at the Department of History at the University of Hamburg within the framework of the DFG project Nation and Europe Writing. Else Frobenius and Anna Siemsen as political publicists from 1914 to 1950

2002 – 2009

Studied history (Magistra Artium) and the subsidiary subjects of modern German literature and art history at the University of Hamburg

2000 – 2002

Training as a bookseller

Scientific publications

Anna Siemsen (1882-1951) und die Zukunft Europas.
Politische Konzepte zwischen Kaiserreich und Bundesrepublik. Studien zur modernen Geschichte 62,
Stuttgart 2017


„Mensch und Meer“ und ein Schiffswrack aus dem Mittelalter.
Die neue Ausstellung zur ,Bremer Kogge‘ im Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven.
In: MAGAZIN MUSEUM.DE 29, 2017, p. 6-18


„Durch der Stürme böses Wetter…“.
Die Neugestaltung der Ausstellungseinheit Seenotrettung im Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseum, Bremerhaven, anlässlich des 150-jährigen Bestehens der Deutschen Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger,
Bremerhaven 2015.

Exhibition projects (selection)

Ongoing projects:
Contribution to the overall concept of the exhibition area Planet Meer - Shipbuilding, Utilization and Exploration of the Seas as well as the development of the content of the subarea on the topic of ships and equipment

Participation in the overall concept of the exhibition area Network Sea - Shipping in its social, political and economic dimensions

Development of content in cooperation with guest researchers* in the field of passenger shipping and migration for the exhibition Network SeaContent development of the field of merchant shipping and warship transport in an age of increasing global interdependence (1870-1918) for the exhibition Network Sea

Development of the content of the section on ship safety and shipwrecks for the exhibition Netzwerk Meer

Completed projects:

Together with Ruth Schilling: Coordination and organisation of the exhibition about the "Bremer Kogge" as well as development of the content of the section on the reception of cogs in the 19th and 20th century (opening March 2017)

New conception and implementation of the exhibition unit on sea rescue in the DSM on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the German Shipwreck Rescue Association (opening May 2015)

Content development and implementation of the exhibition unit "130 years of the Roter Sand Lighthouse" at the DSM (October 2015)



Research projects



Research object "Bremen Cog"

The recovery of the wreck from the harbor area in Bremen Rablinghausen was the start of a research story that continues to this day. We cordially invite you to accompany us on this journey!


Orchestration of maritime power in the German Empire

At around 1900, military and civilian shipping were closely entwined. As objects of maritime policy, we examine the perception of ships as political symbols.


Tableware at sea - Imperial breakfast service as a 3D model

The German Maritime Museum (DSM) / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History is making historical table services from cruise ships and the Imperial Yacht HOHENZOLLERN available to the general public via the German Digital Library. 


Opening hours

Cog hall: daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: daily 10 am to 5:45 pm

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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