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Cogg Hall: MO till SU 10 AM till 6 PM + Ships daily 10 AM till 5.45 PM + free entrance for refugees + Безкоштовний вхід для українців


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Dr. Sven Bergmann


”To thematize the sea as a field of political ecology and to communicate this research in the museum is a central concern of my work at the German Maritime Museum.“

Current position


Field of research
Ethnographic Science and Technology Studies, Maritime and Environmental Anthropology, Political EcologySocial and Cultural Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies (STS)

Research project
North Sea Wrecks - An Opportunity for Blue Growth: Healthy Environment, Shipping, Energy Production and Transmission


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Dr. Sven Bergmann

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Curriculum Vitae

Seit 2019

Research assistant at the DSM, lecturer at the University of Bremen


Research assistant at the Institute for Ethnology and Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen, in the research projects "Plastic as a Life Form" (2016-17) "Knowing the Seas as Naturecultures" (2017-18)


Research assistant and research coordinator of the DFG research group "Cultures of Madness" at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Ethics in Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


PhD "Alternative routes of reproduction - An ethnography on (biomedical) mobility and the practice of germ cell donation" in European ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin


Predoc Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


Scholar in the Research Training Group "Gender as a Category of Knowledge", Humboldt University of Berlin, lectureships at the Humboldt University


Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Latin American Studies and Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen

Die Sorge um verwickelte Dinge von Belang: Plastik im Ozean und im Alltag. In: Binder, Beate, Christine Bischoff, Cordula Endter, Sabine Hess, Sabine Kienitz & Sven Bergmann, Hg. (2019): Care: Praktiken und Politiken der Fürsorge. Leverkusen: Budrich, 247-261.

Schleimige Assoziationen im Meer – die Plastisphäre. In: Gesing, Friederike, Michi Knecht, Michael Flitner & Katrin Amelang, Hg. (2019): NaturenKulturen. Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien. Bielefeld: transcript, 353-384.

Berlin Noir. Großstadtschwindel und Großstadtreportage als parasitäre Unterneh­mungen. In: Binder, Beate, Cornelius Borck & Volker Hess, Hg. (2018): Wahnsinnsgefüge der urbanen Moderne. Räume, Routinen und Störungen 1870-1930. Wien u.a.: Böhlau, 31-63.

Nackte Schmiede und ihre ermüdenden Kurven. Der Körper im Interesse arbeitsphy­siologischer Bewegungsstudien des frühen 20. Jahrhundert In: Berliner Blätter 70 (2016).

Ausweichrouten der Reproduktion. Biomedizinische Mobilität und die Praxis der Eizell­spende. Wiesbaden: VS Springer (2014).

The detachability of reproductive cells: on body politics in sperm and egg donation. In: von Schwerin, Alexander, Heiko Stoff & Bettina Wahrig, eds. (2013): Biologics: a his­tory of agents made from living organisms in the 20th century. London: Pickering & Chatto, 105-119.

Vollständige Publikationsliste

Exhibition projects

Exhibition areas "Planet Sea" and "Ship and Environment" at DSM


Scholarships and sponsored projects

Funding by the University of Bremen as part of an M4 exploration project, (joint application with Prof. Dr. Michi Knecht and Britta Hamann)

Funding by the Volkswagen Foundation in the programme "Suspected originality? New Options for the Humanities and Cultural Studies" (2016-2017)

Scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin (09-12/2011)

Scholar in the Research Training Group "Gender as a Category of Knowledge", Humboldt-University of Berlin (2006-2011)


European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

Commission for Women's and Gender Studies of the German Society for Folklore (dgv)

Commission Europeanization_Globalization: Ethnographies of the Political (dgv)

Strategy Group Marine Social and Cultural Sciences at the German Marine Research Consortium (KDW)

Centre for transdisciplinary gender studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin



Research projects



North Sea Wrecks

Where are wrecks and munitions located in the North Sea? What dangers do they pose to people and the environment? What is the history behind them? We want to answer these questions.


Opening hours

Cog hall: Monday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm

Ships: daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

how to reach us

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


T. +49 471 482 07 0

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