Center for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) opened January 30

UrbNet center held a well attended opening in a sunny setting at Moesgård Museum outside Aarhus. The DNRF board, the dean of Arts, head of departments, students and faculty, family and friends were among the guests on the festive day.“The UrbNet center aims to develop research that will offer comparison of the archaeology of urbanism from Medieval Northern Europe to the Ancient Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean World and determine how, and to what extent, past urban networks catalyzed societal and environmental expansions and crises in the past.”Professor and center leader Rubina Raja at the opening

“We from the Foundation wish you all success and joy. It will be a lot of hard work, but hopefully also a lot of fun and enthusiasm and creativity.” Professor and DNRF chair Liselotte Højgaard.


The reception
Center leader Rubina Raja,

Professor and DNRF chair Liselotte Højgaard, dean Johnny Laursen and assistant professor Thomas Bjørnskov Poulsen in conversation

Professor Birgitte Possing from the DNRF board, with department heads Lars Henrik Andersen, Søren Bom Nielsen and Bjarke Paarup

Students at the opening



The music


Vuust ensemble: Christian Vuust (sax), Mikkel Vuust (drums), Peter Vuust (bass) and Martin Schack (keyboard)