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ENCOUNTER Conference – A Manorial World.




September 21st-23rd 2017.

Gammel Estrup – The Manor Museum, Denmark.

Registration or questions regarding the conference: Mikael Frausing,, T: +45 8795 0709

Download programme and conference brochure here (pdf)


Registration is now open for the 2017 ENCOUNTER Conference! We are hosting the conference at Gammel Estrup – the Manor Museum in Denmark. The 2017 conference theme is the history and heritage of the North European manorial landscape. Set in the beautiful 17th century country house of Gammel Estrup, Denmark, this year’s ENCOUNTER conference is going to be one of the best yet. Register today to learn, network, and catch up with your colleagues.

A Manorial world


September 21st-23rd, 2017 at Gammel Estrup – the Manor Museum, Denmark 

The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies is hosting the conference at Gammel Estrup – the Manor Museum, Denmark. The 2017 conference is the third meeting of the ENCOUNTER and this year’s theme will be on the landscapes of the North European manors and country houses. Not just the grand estates but all manors and country houses, large and small, have had a notable influence, and they still play an important role in the physical outline as well as the identity of place in contemporary European rural communities.

The programme consists of two conference days and one excursion day, and will present papers from Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands and Denmark. Confirmed speakers include Arne Bugge Amundsen (University of Oslo),  Heike Düselder (Museum Lüneburg),  Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen (Museum Sønderjylland) and Fred Vogelzang (Kenniscentrum voor kastelen en buitenplats).

Why Should You Attend?

Join your European colleagues for three days of manor and country house history, hear from our esteemed speakers, network with international specialists and gain valuable insights. This is the premier interdisciplinary gathering of manor and country house experts from museums and universities across Europe, and we want you to be there!

Download programme and conference brochure here (pdf)

Practical information

Register today

Resgistration is now open. The conference fee is 195 Euro (1450 DKK). Student price is 100 Euro (750 DKK) – student price includes lunch and excursion but is without conference dinner.

The conference fee includes two conference days and an excursion day, catering during the conference, conference dinner and the excursion Saturday.

Sign up for the conference to Mikael Frausing at The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies: or telephone: +45 8795-0709

Payment – bank transfer:

IBAN code: DK7472600002022856


Account number: 7260 0002022856 in Djurslands Bank

Account owner: Gammel Estrup – Herregårdsmuseet

Book Your Hotel Room

The conference venue, the country house Gammel Estrup is located beautifully in the countryside. Conference accommodation is found in the city of Randers, some 25 km distant. A shuttle bus to Gammel Estrup will be available mornings and evenings.

We recommend:

Hotel Randers. We have made prebookings at Hotel Randers for conference guests. A discounted rate for conference guest is offered at DKK 940,- for a single room pr. night (discounts for double rooms apply). If you make your booking at Hotel Randers, please mark the booking ‘Conference, Gammel Estrup’. Pick-up with the shuttle bus will be from Hotel Randers, but it is a short walking distance, if you wish to find other options.

Other options include BestWestern Plus Hotel Kronjylland or the small Stephansens Hotel – good quality and possibly slightly cheaper. Budget/student accommodation is available at Motel X with single rooms at around DKK. 500,-


The city of Randers is easily accessible by air to either Aarhus Airport or Billund Airport, and then by bus to Randers, or by trains from Hamburg
via Aarhus.

Be aware that the conference begins at 9. a.m. on September 21st. You may want to arrive the night before. The Danish Centre for Manor Research is happy to help you organise your transportation to and from the conference.


Registration or questions regarding the conference may be addressed to The Danish Research Centre for Manorial Studies, Gammel Estrup – The Manor Museum, Denmark:

Mikael Frausing, PhD

Academic secretary


T: +45 8795 0709