Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Centre for Business History
Louise Karlskov

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Louise Skyggebjerg

My prime areas of interest have been history of business (primarily Danish industry), history of technology and innovation, and the history of materials and mundane artefacts. With my postdoc project about the history of Danish Savings Banks foundations, my research focuses now include the history of foundations and financial history from the 1980s onwards as well. Currently, I am also involved in an environmental history project called ‘The black transition’ lead by Odense City Museums. I like to work empirically inspired by different theoretical and methodological approaches, and new materialism has been among my favorites.

Primary research areas
  • Business History
  • Foundation History
  • History of Technology
  • Environmental History
  • New Materialism


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  • Design af undersøgelser og analyser


Selected publications

The spectacle frame, the broken nail, and the concrete sample – materials telling histories of change. Rethinking History, 24 (2) 2020, pp. 209-228. DOI: 10.1080/13642529.2020.1819074

Knowledge making and corporate environmentalism from the perspective of the egg tray. History and Technology, 35 (1), 2019, pp. 31-57. DOI: 10.1080/07341512.2019.1608081

Industri på udstilling – 1888. Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2017

Tendenser i teknologihistorien - det materielle, det gamle og det globale. Fabrik & Bolig, 2020, pp. 44-67

Technologies and Human Thought 1920-2000+: Hopes and Worries in the Age of Things and Numbers. Chapter in a forthcoming Bloomsbury series A Cultural History of Technology. Expected publication in 2022.

Publications sorted by:
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Beer Cans and Aluminium as Infrastructured 'Nature'
Paper presented at European Society for Environmental History Conference 2022, 2022
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Creating the Local : Savings Baking and Savings Bank Foundations 1970-2021.
Paper presented at 2022 BHC Meeting, 2022
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Promoting Good Living? : Purpose and Practice in Savings Bank Foundations.
Paper presented at European Business History Association 25th Annual Congress. EBHA 2022, 2022
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Rescuing the Family Silver? : The History of Danish Savings Banks Foundations from 1988 to 2008: Problematic Business or Beneficial Institutions .
Paper presented at Nordiska historikermötet 2022, 2022
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Fictional Expectations in the World of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Finance
Abstract from Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021, 2021
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg; Laila Zwisler / Talende ting og tavs viden
In: Det historiske blik. ed. /Ulla Kallenbach; Sofie Kluge; Rasmus Vangshardt. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2021, p. 19-32
Book chapter > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Tingenes Danmarkshistorie : En kommentar fra bindestregshistorieland.
In: TEMP - tidsskrift for historie, Vol. 23, 2021, p. 219-223
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Da containeren forandrede havnen
In: Søfartshistorier. Danmarkshistorien til søs. ed. /Jeppe Nevers; Anders Ravn Sørensen. : Gad 2020, p. 206-225
Book chapter > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Elektroteknikkens danske barndom: En videnshistorisk analyse
In: Slagmark, No. 81, 2020, p. 95-113
Journal article > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Tendenser i teknologihistorien - det materielle, det gamle og det globale
In: Fabrik & Bolig, 2020, p. 44-67
Journal article > peer review
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Outside activities
  • Mundtligt oplæg og udvikling af EMU-materiale om online kilder til industri- og teknologihistorie, Undervisningsministeriet, januar/februar 2021
  • Freelanceforfatter, Trap Danmark,, 2021