Research and studies
Ringkøbing Fjord Museer explores West Jutland's past. Our investigations result in books, reports, articles and research projects. Here you can read about and download a number of our studies.
PhD thesis on Ringkøbing and Skjern
The market town and the new town are the focus of curator Christian Ringskou's PhD dissertation prepared at Aarhus University and the Danish Center for Urban History 2018-21.
Ringkøbing and Skjern are equal towns, but their histories are very different. Ringkøbing is an old market town with deep traditions, Skjern is a new town that emerged in the wake of major changes: railways, moorland cultivation, cooperative movement, etc.
The thesis analyzes the similarities and differences between the two towns in the period around the turn of the last century, when Ringkøbing stagnated in comparison with many other old towns, while Skjern grew.