Poul Holm

Membership:  2013

Member Bio

Poul Holm's main field of interest is marine environmental history, and at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society he is writing an environmental history of world fisheries. Holm is Trinity Long Room Hub Professor of Humanities at Trinity College Dublin and director of the Irish Digital Arts and Humanities PhD program. He is the former president of the European Society for Environmental History. In 2009, he chaired the European Union expert group that conducted the METRIS Report on Emerging Trends in Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities in Europe. Currently he is president of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres.


  • “Commercial Sea Fisheries in the Baltic Region, c1000–1600.” In Cod and Herring: The Chronology, Causes and Consequences of Medieval Sea Fishing, edited by James H. Barrett and D. Orton. Oxford: Oxbow, 2013 (in press).
  • “Collaboration between the Natural, Social and Human Sciences in Global Change Studies.” Environmental Science and Policy (2012). With Michael Goodsite, Sierd Cloetingh, Bernard Vanheusden, Kathryn Yusoff, Mauro Agnoletti, Moldan Bedřich, Daniel Lang, Rik Leemans, Joergen Oerstroem Moeller, Mercedes Pardo Buendia, Walter Pohl, Andrew Sors and Ruben Zondervan.
  • “Marine Animal Populations: A New Look Back in Time.” In Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance, edited by Alasdair D. McIntyre, 3–23. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010. With Anne Husum Marboe, Bo Poulsen, and Brian R. MacKenzie,