The project From Central Space to Urban Place was undertaken from 2017 to 2021. It had its point of departure in a new approach to the study of early urbanisation in southern Scandinavia, in which the analyses were broadened out in time and space, compared to those of previous studies, and involved the participation of experts from a range of different disciplines. As a result, the towns were viewed relative to their hinterland in the time before, during and after their establishment.
The primary outcome of the research element of the project is this anthology. It comprises a series of articles that can be read and understood independently, but which are also linked together in a series of contributions, which all address the same overall aims and objectives and contribute to the resulting synthesis.
The project's many topics and results have been presented by its participants in professional fora, both at home and abroad, during the project period.