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Rigsarkivet

Organisational unit: Archive

Contact information

Rigsdagsgården 9
Sekretariat
1218
København K
Denmark

Organisation profile

The National Archives is the Danish collective memory, linking past, present, and future. The National Archives has the original sources to the development of Danish society in text, images, and numbers: stories about high and low, about everyday life and the history of great events in Danish history. As a research institution, the National Archives intermediate Denmark's history and provide new research and knowledge.  The research within the National Archives includes applied research into the history of Denmark as well as research of archival science and transferring of digital records to the archives. This research has as its specific purpose to provide scientific basis for the guiding The National Archives’ users and for decisions on archival appraisal. In its current research strategy, The National Archives emphasize in particularly the cultural history of crime.  Other centers of research is political history, history of the public administration, history of education, urban and regional history, business history, and the history of Southern Jutland (Sønderjylland).

Latest prizes

  1. Julius Bomholt Prisen 2015

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  2. Kaptajn H. C. Lundgreens Legat

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Latest activities

  1. Copenhagen causes of death in 19th century

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

  2. International workshop Fetal and neonatal mortality: historical perspectives on the borderline between life and death

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

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