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Emily Schwalbe

Dr Emily Schwalbe

Research fellow, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, School of Histories and Humanities Trinity College Dublin.

Research Interests

I am a maritime archaeologist that studies water, environment, and inequality in the Atlantic World. My previous research primarily focused on the Southeastern United States and ranged from the relationships between imported material culture and gender in the 19th century, to the long-term environmental and social impacts of the colonial rice plantation system in the coastal Carolinas. I joined the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities and 4-Oceans project as a Research Fellow in August 2023. My current work for the project situates early modern (c.1500-1700 CE) urban European fish markets as a case study for the interrelated social, economic, political, and environmental dynamics associated with marine resource extraction.


I will work primarliy on the 4-Oceans ERC Synergy project.