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 17th-century peri-urbanization and gentrification in the Copenhagen area. Finally, the third focusses upon imaginaries of environment and future represented in Danish public discourse of the 1970's that may provide the multifarious, present aspirations of sustainable development with new insights and vitality.


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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