Articles

§1. The name of the commitee is Danish Committee for Urban History

§2. The purpose of the committee is to promote Danish urban historical reasearch and to convey knowledge of urban historical research and dissemination projects e.g. through seminars.

In addition, the committee may:

  • participate in the publishing work
  • work for the historical values of the Danish towns and
  • participate in international urban historical collaboration in European Association of Urban History, Commission Internationale pour l'Histoire des Villes andre other relevant organizations.

The committee acts as a council for Danish Centre for Urban History, and the chairman of the committee is a member of the board of directors. The committee collaborates with Danish Centre for Urban History according to the rules of procedure.

§3. At least 1½ months before the annual meeting, the board of directors must inform members of the committee in writing, whether the board of directors wishes to include new members and who it is. If no objection is raised within the deadline (at least one week), the board of directors may contact these persons and offer them immediate admission. If, on the other hans, an objection is raised in writing, the board may choose to present a proposal at the annual meeting for the admission of the concerned person. In that case, the person can be admitted to the commission on the basis of a simple majority at the annual meeting.

Researchers in Danish or international urban history and urban culture and others with professional or institutional affiliation to Danish urban history can be admitted as members of the committee. I f amember has not participated in the annual meetings of the committee three times in a row without cancellation or a valid excuse, the board of directors is entitled to remove the person from the committee.

§4. The committee holds an annual meeting to which members are convened with at least three weeks' notice. At the annual meeting, the board of directors is elected, consisting of a chairman, a deputy chairman, a cashier and to additional members. In addition, the head of Danish Centre for Urban History is a member of the board of directors. Re-elections can take place. At the annual meeting, an accountant is also elected. The accountant cannot be a member of the board of directors. All posts are unpaid.

At the annual meeting, the chairman gives an account, and the cashier restates.

§5. The committee is a self-governing institution, which assets are managed by the chairman and the cashier. The committee is solely liable for its assets, and individual members cannot be held accountable for the financial obligations of the committee.

§6. Amendments in the articles must be passed at the annual meeting. Proposed amendments must be propounded by at least three members, including members of the board of directors, by written notice to the chairman at least 14 days before the annual meeting. Proposed amendments of the articles must be sent out to the members before the annual meeting. The enactment of the amendments are approved by a simple majority of votes. However, at least 2/3 of the present members must vote in favour of the proposed amendment.

§7. Suspension of the committee kan only be passeed at the annual meeting, and only if 2/3 of all members in writing or by word of mouth have declared their support for the suspension. In the case of disorganization, the activities of the committee will be passed on to another institution which purpose is in line with mentioned work in §2.