Dr. Klara Paardenkooper
Klara Paardenkooper was born in 1969 in Szeged, Hungary where she studied English, Russian and Italian at the University of Szeged. She interrupted her studies and moved to the Netherlands where she continued her education at the Open Universiteit Nederland. There she received her bachelor and master degrees in cultural history. The theme of her bachelor thesis was secularisation in the Netherlands in the sixties and the seventies and she wrote her master thesis about the black conservative neoliberal economist Thomas Sowell. From 2009 to 2014 Klara Paardenkooper was a Ph.D student in economic and business history at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, working on the NWO founded project Outport and the Hinterland. Rotterdam Business and the Ruhr, 1870-2010 at the subproject The Box and Rotterdam’s New Hinterland; The Rise of Container Transport and Globalisation, 1970-2000. She defended her thesis entitled: The Port of Rotterdam and the maritime container The Ride and fall of Rotterdam's hinterland (1966-2010) on 13 June 2014. Since 1 March 2014 she is a lecturer and researcher at the Rotterdam Mainport University of Applied Sciences. Klara lives in Delft with her husband and three children.
Curriculum Vitae and skills
Le conteneur maritime, le port de Rotterdam et la mondialization in Ports d’Europe en quête de nouveaux mondes (Dunkerque 2013) 160-164.
Containerization of Rotterdam’s Hinterland (1966-2010), a stimulus of European Economic integration in Matthieu Osmont, Émilia Robin-Hivert, Katja Seidel and Mark Sproerer (eds.), Europeanisation in the 20th century: the historical lens/ Pour une lecture historique de l'européanisation au XXe siècle (Brussel 2012) 185-203.
Papers presented at international conferences
The tale of two standards The American maritime container versus the European continental container, 17th EBHA conference, Innovation and growth, 22-24 Aug 2013, Uppsala.
Containerization, the Rhine and the military (1945-2010) Vietnam, Bremen, Rotterdam and Iraq, 4th Transnational Rhine Conference: Crossing the Rhine. Globalisation and the Impact of War on the Rhine Economy, 21-23 March 2013, Rotterdam.
Globalization, regionalization and the hinterland of Rotterdam The case of rail container shuttles (1966-2010), 16th EBHA Conference Business enterprises and the tensions between local and global, 30 Aug-1 Sep 2012, Paris.
European cooperation in rail freight transport (1835-2010) 3rd Transnational Rhine Conference, 1-3 December 2011, Bochum.
Liberalization of the German and Dutch Railways and the containerization of the hinterland of Rotterdam (1966-2010), 4th Annual Conference of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, 25 November 2011, Brussels.
Cherishing the stepchild of container transport (1966-2010) How and why did the German and Dutch governments keep rail container transport in the race against their cheaper competitors?, 15th EBHA Conference, 24-26 August 2011, Athens.
The Containerization of the Hinterland of Rotterdam, 1966-2010, Third ESTER-GLOBALEURONET Conference, 26 November 2009, Vienna.
Oost-Europese achterland - een glimp achter het gevallen gordijn, Box, magazine voor intermodal exchange and development 4-5/ 2014 14-15.
MEGA HUB Hoe dichter bij Rotterdam, hoe beter, Box, magazine voor intermodal exchange and development 3/2013, 19.
Beieren - Freistaat Bayern, Box, magazine voor intermodal exchange and development 2/2013,48-49.
Rotterdam containerhaven, de dinosaurier van de toekomst? Box, magazine voor intermodal exchange and development, Starteditie 2012, 46-49.
The Containerization of the Hinterland of Rotterdam Rise of Container Transport and Regionalization (1966-2010), Methodology: Internal and Measurement Validity Workshop 30 May 2012, Erasmus University Rotterdam
The Hinterland of the port of Rotterdam based on rail container transport streams (1966-2010), Posthumus Conference 24-25 May 2012, Amsterdam
Rotterdam’s New Hinterland. The Rise of Container Transport and Globalization, 1966-2010 6th EBHA Summer School, San Gemini, Italy, 27-31 August 2011.
The Box and Rotterdam’s New Hinterland. The Rise of Container Transport and Globalisation, 1960-20002, Summerschool DHIP in collaboration with RICHIE and Paris IV "Transformations in Europe: Convergence and Divergence in 20th Century Europe", 4-10 July 2010 Moulin d’Ande
Containerization of the Hinterland of the Port of Rotterdam (1966-2010), The First Erasmus Smart Port Rotterdam/ Port Research Centre Poster session, Rotterdam, March 6, 2012, (poster)
Containerization of the Hinterland of the Port of Rotterdam (1966-2010), 5-8. The First Erasmus Smart Port Rotterdam/ Port Research Centre Poster session, Rotterdam, March 6, 2012, (paper)
Rotterdam, Germany and the Rhine, (together with prof. Dr. Hein A. M. Klemann) IVR Conference 17 May 2013 Dordrecht.
The promised (hinter) land Containerization, globalization and regionalization in the Lower Rhine Economy (1966-2010), PhD Day 4 Apr. 2013 Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Rotterdam, Germany and the Rhine, (together with prof. Dr. Hein A.M. Klemann) Ontbijt Sessie, Deltalinqs, 21 Nov. 2012 Rotterdam.
The Hinterland of the Port of Rotterdam based on container transport streams (1966-2010),
The sustainability of hinterland container transport in a historical perspective, 15th Economics of Infrastructures Conference, From liberalization to a social responsible regulation of infrastructures, Delft University of Technology, 10-11 May 2012.
Membership of organizations
Economische en Sociale Geschiedenis (docent)
Bachelor thesis (second reader)