Bo Fritzbøger

Bo Fritzbøger

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

All aspects of the interaction between humans and their physical environment. Mainly in the early modern period.

Current research

I am presently writing a textbook in English on the environmental history of Denmark sine 1970. Concurrently i am enganged in three rather different fields of research. The first is about the modernization of Danish forestry c. 1880-1930. The second about  imaginaries of growth and limitations represented in Danish public discourse since 1945. Finally, the third focusses upon 17th-century peri-urbanization and gentrification in the Copenhagen area.


I teach and supervise within the following fields:

  • Early modern Danish microhistory
  • European and North American environmental and climate history since 1500 AD
  • Danish and Scandinavian agrarian and forest history since 1500 AD
  • Danish and Scandinavian landscape and settlement history since 1500 AD
  • The histories of social relations, law and mentality in the Danish society of the 17th and 18th centuries
  • The history of property right

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Global varmeforurening. Historien om en glemt miljørisiko ca. 1960-85

    Fritzbøger, Bo, 2019, In : Historisk Tidsskrift. 119, 1, p. 129-154 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Vildt vejr

    Fritzbøger, Bo, 2019, Aarhus Universitetsforlag. 100 p. (100 danmarkshistorier).

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    State Forestry in Denmark from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century

    Fritzbøger, Bo, Feb 2018, Managing Northern Europe's Forests: Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology. Oosthoek, K. J. & Hölzl, R. (eds.). Berghahn Books, p. 166-200 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    En lumpen stodder: Liv og landskab i 1700-tallets Midtjylland

    Fritzbøger, Bo, 15 Mar 2016, København: Gad. 308 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  5. Published

    Mellem land og by: Landbohøjskolens historie

    Fritzbøger, Bo, 9 Sep 2015, København: Københavns Universitet, SCIENCE Kommunikation. 315 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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