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Professor Mercedes Camino Maroto


Mercedes Camino Maroto

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Research overview

Twentieth-Century European History, WWII and the Holocaust, Cross-cultural voyages of exploration, Early Modern Colonialism, History of Cartography, Film and Media Studies, Memory Studies.

PhD supervision

Professor Mercedes Camino would be happy to hear from students wishing to work on memorialisation of WWII resistance in Europe, the Spanish Civil War, Film and History, Early Modern Exploration and History of Cartography.

Current Teaching

  • HIST210: Partisans and Collaborators: World War II in Occupied Europe
  • HIST231: Mapping Terra Incognita: Exploration of the Americas and the Pacific 1492-1642
  • HIST353: Europe's Age of Extremes (1917-45): Film and History
  • HIST401: Researching and Writing History

Research Grants

To complete my fourth book, I was awarded a Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand from (2004-6) as part of a team with two anthropologists, Professor Dame Anne Salmond (University of Auckland) and Dr Amiria Henare (Cambridge University), as well as doctoral students. The project also benefited from fellowships and grants from the History of Cartography project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), The University of Auckland and Lancaster University. For the completion of my previous book on early voyages, I obtained another Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand (2002-2003), as well as fellowships from the American Geographical Society (Milwaukee, 2000), National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, 2001), Newberry Library (Chicago, 1999), Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998) and University of Auckland.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a funding member and director of the research cluster, Dynamics of Memories (www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/groups/dynamicsofmemories), which has been supported by HERA, Lancaster University and the AHRC.

Additional Information


Major Grants:

2011-15 Arts and Humanities Research Council. Research Networking Grant £25,000. Principal Investigator.

2004-6 Marsden Grant from Royal Society of New Zealand. NZ$180,000 (60,000 per year for three years). Project with Anne Salmond and Amiria Henare (total $540,000 or $180,000 per year for three years).

2002-03 Fast Start Marsden Grant from Royal Society of New Zealand. NZ$100,000 (50,000 per year for two years).

2000 Early Career Research Excellence Award. University of Auckland. $30,000.

International Awards:

2008 HERA JRP Networking Grant for Dynamics of Memories (Principal Investigator) €3,000.

2008 British Academy Conference Grant

2004 Holzheimer-Woodward Memorial Fellowship. US$7000

2002 Scholarship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spain). €3,600

2001 Short-Term Caird Fellowship at the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), £4,500

2000 J. Best Fellowship. American Geographical Society at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. US$1,500

1998 Hermon Dunlap Smith Center Fellowship. Newberry Library (Chicago). US$1,600

1996 Scholarship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spain) NZ$9,000.

1995 J. B. Harley Fellowship. British Library (London). £400

1993 Hermon Dunlap Smith Center Fellowship. Newberry Library (Chicago). US$2,400

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