Maritime Presence

Frederik Schultz Bartholin

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigates how the concept of presence, as conceptualized by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Eelco Runia, explain moments of intensity at the three maritime museums: The Maritime Museum in Karlskrona, The International Maritime Museum in Hamburg, and the Danish Maritime Museum in Elsinore.
The theories of Gumbrecht and Runia respectively stress the importance of physicality and discontinuity in presence experiences. The analysis shows that the exhibitions use an array of effects to produce intense experiences of bodily engagement and metonymical associations. This gives the visitor an experience of ‘being in touch’ with the past, making the past present.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato2 jul. 2018
Antal sider47
VejledereMia Münster-Swendsen


  • maritime history
  • museology
  • presence
  • Gumbrecht
  • Runia