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In addition, the committee has ambitiously promoted urban historical research by publishing urban historical reference books, by contributing to international outlines and by supporting publication of urban historical works.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. Atlases of Ribe, Stege, Køge, Randers Turku-Åbo and Borgå-Porvoo 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.

Members and board of directors

The board of directors of the Danish Committee for Urban History currently consists of the following members:

  • Jørgen Mikkelsen, chairmand
  • Jens Toftgaard Jensen, deputy chairman
  • Kristian Buhl Thomsen
  • Camilla Schjerning
  • Søren Bitsch Christensen
  • Lisbeth Skjernov
  • Mikkel Thelle

Danish Committee for Urban History currently consists of 68 members, who represents the urban historical research at universitets, archives, museums etc. Se the list of members here.

Since January 2002, the members of the committee have constitued the council for Danish Centre for Urban History, and in addition collaborated with The Danish Town Planning Committee.