About the committee

About the Committee

The Danish Committee for Urban History is a private foundation that works to promote Danish urban historical research.

The Committee was founded in 1971 on the initiative of Knud Hannestad from Aarhus with the purpose to strengthen Danish participation in the international urban historical cooperation of Commission Internationale pour l´Histoire des Villes, CIHV.

In addition the committee has ambitiously promoted urban historical research by publishing urban historical reference books, by contributing to international outlines and by supporting publication of urban historical works.

A major aim has been the publication of the Danish contribution to the European Atlas of Urban History. Until now, atlases of Ribe, Stege, Køge and Randers have been published. Furthermore the committee has organised conferences such as “The Danish Towns after 1850”, “Danish Towns and Their Surrounding Area”, “Agriculture in Danish Towns”, “The Modern Town in Denmark”, “International Urban History” and etc..

Since 2002, the members of the committee have served as supervisory board for The Danish Centre for Urban History. Furthermore, the committee cooperates with the Town Planning Historical Committee and with the Museum and Archive Cooperation Foundation for Urban Environment.

At the moment The Danish Committee for Urban History has 60 members (list in Danish). All members have urban history as their field of expertise and are employed at universities, national and local archives and museums etc.

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