Medieval studies are pursued at each of Denmark’s five universities. History departments are particularly strong in medieval teaching and research, but medievalists can also be found in other schools across the universities. Medieval scholars at the three largest universities have established interdisciplinary networks for organising seminars and conferences, student supervision, and for maintaining contact with other medieval studies centres within Denmark and abroad.
AAU : Aalborg Universitet (Aalborg University) in Aalborg, northern Jutland. Established 1974, 15 000 students. History is located in the Institut for Historie, Internationale Studier og Samfundsforhold. The Institute is home to a few medievalists, and hosts the research project Cultural Encounters in Pre-modern Societies (CEPS).
AU : Aarhus Universitet (Aarhus University) in Århus, central Jutland. Established 1928, 35 000 students. Medieval studies are strongly represented in the Afdeling for Middelalder- og Renæssancearkæologi, Historisk Afdeling and Afdeling for Kirkehistorie og Praktisk Teologi, and to a lesser extent in the Nordisk Institut, Afdeling for Kunsthistorie, and Juridisk Institut. The Center for Vikingetids- og Middelalderstudier is an interdisciplinary network for medievalists at AU which organises seminars and courses.
KU : Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) in Copenhagen, Zealand. Established 1479, 38 000 students. KU is home to several medievalists, especially at the Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Nordisk Forskningsinstitut, SAXO Instituttet and Afdelingen for Kirkehistorie, and to a lesser extent at the Center for Retskulturelle Studier. The Center for Europæiske Middelalderstudier is an interdisciplinary network for KU’s medievalists.
RUC : Roskilde Universitet (Roskilde University) in Roskilde, Zealand. Established 1972, 10 000 students. History is based in the Institut for Kultur og Identitet, and hosts a small number of medievalists.
SDU : Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark) in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg, Funen and southern Jutland. Established 1966 as Odense Universitet, 20 000 students. History is based in the Institut for Historie, Kultur og Samfundsbeskrivelse. Medievalists are also located in the Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og Religionsstudier, Institut for Litteratur, Kultur og Medier, and elsewhere. The Center for Middelalderstudier is an interdisciplinary network for the university’s medievalists.