Maritime Careers: The Life and Work of European Seafarers, 1600-present

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Seafarers are a fascinating class of workers. They form part of a dynamic labour force, characterised over the past 400 years by varying levels of internationalisation.

On this website we showcase the results of our research into the functioning of maritime labour markets and the characteristics of the seagoing workforce, and the changes these underwent over time. We’re interested in question such as: how did skill levels of seamen develop over the centuries? How international was the maritime sector? And what changes in the level of internationalisation do we witness over time? What differences can we observe between careers of native and migrant sailors?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 05 Feb 2019


  • Migration History
  • entity linking
  • Social and Economic History

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    • 1 Contribution to conference proceedings
    • 1 Website

    Demo Netwerk Maritieme Bronnen

    Translated title of the contribution: Demonstrator Network Maritime SourcesPetram, L., van Lottum, J., Derks, S., Quist, T., Beek, W. & de Groot, T., 23 Nov 2018

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    Open Access
  • Small Lives, Big Meanings. Expanding the Scope of Biographical Data through Entity Linkage and Disambiguation

    Petram, L., van Lottum, J., Koert, van, R. & Derks, S., 25 Jun 2018, Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017: Proceedings of the Second Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017. Vol. 2119. p. 22-26 5 p.

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    Open Access
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