Published 5 November 2021

Network Nordic Urban history

The urban history of the North needs transnational and transdisciplinary approaches. In order to strengthen research on the Nordic countries' urban history, we need a network of all urban historians, that is scholars with an interest in urban history. If you want to join this network contact us.

The network is meant to function as an informal organization, a way to connect, to organize conferences, maybe joint research projects. The network came about as part of a conference: Urbanity in the Periphery, in Stockholm 2019. We agreed upon further meetings, regular conferences.

Also in 2019, the institute published the first comprehensive urban history of Sweden in Swedish. This book will be published in an English version in 2022.

More information about the network will follow.


A first meeting was planned to take place in September 2020 as part of the European Association for Urban History in Antwerps. However, due to the coronapandemic the conference was postponed until August 2022.

If you want to join this network, please send an e-mail to Heiko Droste, The head of the institute and Professor of urban history. Add some very short information on your affiliation and research interests.

Contact The Institute of Urban History


  • Heiko Droste