Maria Grever is professor of Theory and Methodology of History, and director of the Center for Historical Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Since 2010 she is a member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
She was program leader of several research projects - e.g. Paradoxes of De-Canonization (2004-2007) and Heritage Education, Plurality of Narratives and Shared Historical Knowledge (2009-2014), both funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Currently she leads the research program War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts (2015-2019).
She published various co-edited books and (co-authored) monographs - e.g. Transforming the Public Sphere (2004), Beyond the canon (2007), Verlangen naar tastbaar verleden (2014) and Sensitive Pasts (2016) - and articles in e.g. Paedagogica Historica, British Journal of Educational Studies, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis.
Her main research interests are: historical culture, historical consciousness, theory of historiography; collective memory and identity; gender and political culture.