Committee

The Danish Committee for Urban History has more than 50 members. The committee’s aim is to promote Danish urban historical research and to act as the supervisory board for The Danish Centre for Urban History.

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In addition the committee has ambitiously promoted urban historical research by publishing urban historical reference books, by contributing to international outlines and by supporting publication of urban historical works.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

Medlemmer og bestyrelse

Bestyrelsen for Dansk Komité for Byhistorie består pt. af følgende medlemmer:

  • Jørgen Mikkelsen, formand
  • Jens Toftgaard Jensen, næstformand
  • Kristian Buhl Thomsen
  • Camilla Schjerning
  • Søren Bitsch Christensen
  • Lisbeth Skjernov
  • Mikkel Thelle

Dansk Komité for Byhistorie har i øjeblikket 60 medlemmer, repræsenterende den byhistoriske forskning ved universiteter, lands- og stads- og andre arkiver, museer, mv. Se medlemslisten her.

Medlemmerne af komitéen har siden januar 2002 udgjort repræsentantskabet for Dansk Center for Byhistorie, og desuden samarbejdes der med Byplanhistorisk Udvalg (nedsat af Dansk Byplanlaboratorium) og Museerne og arkivernes samarbejdspulje for bymiljø.