New Publication: Industrial Heritage in Denmark

New Publication: Industrial Heritage in Denmark

Industrial Heritage in Denmark. Landscapes, Environments and Historical Archaeology

Edited by Caspar Jorgensen and Morten Pedersen

With contributions by Caspar Jørgensen, Morten Pedersen, Rene Schroeder Christensen, Hanne Christensen and Anna Storm


In presenting 25 industrial sites of national significance in the context of changing techno-economic paradigms, this book considers the development of Danish industrial landscapes and built-up environments in the period 1840-1970.

Three case studies of ports, sugar mills, and cement plants are also presented. The book concludes with two chapters that discuss perceptions and strategies for the conversion of industrial sites, and an overview is given covering the preservation of industrial heritage in Denmark, historically.

“Although Denmark is often perceived as an agricultural country, industry is a very important sector in the Danish economy, employing a large number of people and having considerable influence on Danish society and culture in general. The appreciation of industrial history, as well as the tangible and intangible remains of industry, is an important heritage.”

Anne Mette Rahbæk
General Director of the Danish Agency of Culture

Table of Contents

  • Industrial Buildings and Landscapes in Denmark 1770-1970
  • 25 Fantastic Industries
  • Danish Ports 1840-1970
  • Danish Sugar Beet Refineries 1872-1912
  • Cement Plants of a New Era
  • Industrial Places in New Guise
  • Industrial Heritage in Denmark

The book is published by Aarhus University Press in cooperation with the Danish Agency for Culture, January 2014.

ISBN 978 87 7124 108 2
285 pages, richly ill.
Published in 2014