Name research and runeology

Research takes place within a wide field of subjects of place-names, personal names, especially Danish place names and personal names, and runeology:








Research group

The research is conducted by the Name research and runology research group. The research group functions as the secretariat for the Danish Place Name Commission and counsel the Danish authorities and the public on issues relating to place names, personal names and runes.


The department houses various large collections of material pertaining to names, but the collections of place-names and personal names constitute the largest part of the collection along with the map collection.


Name Title Phone E-mail
Dalberg, Line PhD Fellow +45 353-36462 E-mail
Eggert, Birgit Associate professor +45 353-28563 E-mail
Jakobsen, Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Associate professor +45 353-28722 E-mail
Nielsen, Michael Lerche Associate professor +45 353-28566 E-mail
Olesen, Rikke Steenholt Associate professor +45 353-28564 E-mail