Network activities and initiatives

The network facilitates meetings, seminars and conferences about different themes on the field of manorial and country house studies. 

The members of the network share updates on network activities and news. To join the mailing list or suggest updates of interest to network members please contact The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies.

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In the future the network will produce applications for larger-scale activities such as common research and education projects, heritage projects, public initiatives and other common interests of the network


First meeting

From 6th to 7th October 2015 Gammel Estrup - the Manor Museum hosted the international conference 'European Encounters. Estates and Landscapes'. The central theme of the conference was the estate and the manorial landscape. The conference examined the physical, social and symbolic interaction of the house, gardens and estate lands in a historical perspective. It explored similarities and differences in regions across Europe and discussed how estate landscapes are preserved and interpreted as cultural heritage today. Crossing traditional boundaries between history, archaeology, art history, architecture and heritage management, the conference programme presented acclaimed scholars and participants from a number of European countries. Conference ReportConference Programme

The group of 40 participants welcomed the opportunity to learn about and compare estate landscapes from different parts of Europe, and to share the common interest in houses, estates and landscapes. The conference concluded with the formation of 'ENCOUNTER: European Network for Country House and Estate Research' among the conference participants.

Second meeting

The network will hold its next meeting addressing some of the themes from the Gammel Estrup conference, in York, UK from 20th to the 21th September 2016. Click here for more information.

Third meeting

In 2017 The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies will host a conference arranged by the network as part of the Aarhus European Capital of Culture celebrations.

Hvem er vi

Dansk Center for Herregårdsforskning er et samarbejde mellem Aarhus Universitet, Nationalmuseet, Arkitektskolen Aarhus og Gammel Estrup - Herregårdsmuseet. Centret holder til på Gammel Estrup - Herregårdsmuseet og har til formål at fremme og koordinere forskning, forskeruddannelse, dokumentation og formidling af herregårdens kulturhistorie.

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