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Department of Culture and Global Studies

New PhD student: Hanne Schaumburg Sørensen

As of 1 August 2018, CHI – Contemporary History has a new PhD student!

Last modified: 03.10.2018

Hanne Schaumburg Sørensen has been enrolled with the PhD programme at the Department of Culture and Global Studies from 1 August 2018 until 1 August 2019.

The dissertation Three Cities – Three City Systems. A Business, Industry and City History Examination of the Market Towns of Randers, Grenaa and Ebeltoft 1800-1900 will uncover internal and external reasons for the three different change processes that Randers, Grenaa and Ebeltoft underwent in the areas of urbanization, industrialization and business structure in the 1800s. Changes that were decisive for the development of the three market towns into the towns they are today. The thesis will make it possible to uncover and describe what have so far been overlooked development aspects in the history of the three towns, and the project will therefore increase the knowledge of the importance of a small provincial town to regional development.

The project consists of four cases (The development of the retail trade in Northeast Jutland, Women’s support in Northeast Jutland, The Thostrup tobacco factory, The Thor brewery) as well as an overview and discussion of research in the field, methodology and theoretical perspectives, and finally a comprehensive account, in which the business, industrial and urban developments of three Northeast Jutland towns is in focus.

Besides being a PhD Fellow, Hanne Schaumburg Sørensen is curator at the Museum Østjylland in Randers where she is in charge of the museum’s historical section. Hanne has previously been associated with the Department as an external lecturer at the specialization in cultural heritage dissemination. Here she taught museum communication, the communicative practices of cultural history and projects in the cultural heritage dissemination.