Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Centre for Business History
  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership Unit
Louise Karlskov

Kontor: POR/18.B-2.148
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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.

Primære forskningsområder
  • Business History
  • Foundation History
  • History of Technology
  • Environmental History
  • New Materialism


Curriculum Vitae
Sociale medier
Link til denne hjemmeside
  • Innovation Management
  • Design af undersøgelser og analyser


Udvalgte publikationer

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.

Publikationer sorteret efter:
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Savings Banks : From Community‑oriented Associations to Shareholder Corporations.
I: Associative Governance in Scandinavia: Organizing Societies by “Combining Together”. . red. /Anker Brink Lund; Haldor Byrkjeflot; Søren Christensen. Abingdon : Routledge 2024, s. 190-222 (Nordic Studies in a Global Context)
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / The Can War : Everyday Business History from the Perspective of the Aluminium Container.
Paper presented at The Business History Conference 2023, 2023
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / The Impact, Times, and Resilience of Objects : Bringing Together Materiality Studies and Business History in an Empirical Exploration of a Cutlery Factory.
Frederiksberg : Centre for Business History 2023, 30 s.
Working paper > peer review
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 / The Empty House and the Black Transition
Paper presented at The 10th Tensions of Europe Conference, 2022
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg / Fictional Expectations in the World of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Finance
Abstract from Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021, 2021
Konferenceabstrakt til konference > peer review
Louise Karlskov Skyggebjerg; Laila Zwisler / Talende ting og tavs viden
I: Det historiske blik. red. /Ulla Kallenbach; Sofie Kluge; Rasmus Vangshardt. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2021, s. 19-32
Bidrag til bog/antologi > peer review
Flere resultater ...(i alt 38 )
  • Mundtligt oplæg og udvikling af EMU-materiale om online kilder til industri- og teknologihistorie, Undervisningsministeriet, januar/februar 2021
  • Freelanceforfatter, Trap Danmark,, 2021