Jakob Parby

Senior Researcher, Ph.d., Cand. mag.

  • Stormgade 20

    1555 København V



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Sanse- og følelseshistorie

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Jakob Ingemann Parby is a senior researcher and curator at the Museum of Copenhagen specializing in the history of migration, urban networks and infrastructures, sense history and urban regeneration following disasters. His current research focuses on sonic and aural history of Copenhagen (as PI of the Velux-funded project The Sound of Copenhagen) and the metropolitan ambitions and popular commemorative practices in European cities since 1800.


Alongside his research projects he has curated numerous exhibitions as well as digital and on-site dissemination projects often with a significant element of user-involvement and user-contributions: City Streams (2007-8); Becoming a Copenhagener (2010-14); The WALL (2010-2016); Objects of Love, Works of Love (2013-15) the mobile museum The Past Exposed (2016-?) and Time Capsules – Copenhagen in the 1990s (2022). He was also lead curator of the permanent galleries at the new Museum of Copenhagen that opened in February 2020.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph. D., Institut for Kultur og Indentitet; Roskilde Universitet

30 Jun 201131 Oct 2015

Award Date: 31 Oct 2015

Historie/Etnologi, Cand. mag, Københavns Universitet, Saxo-Instituttet

15 Aug 19981 Feb 2004

Award Date: 1 Feb 2004

External positions

Ph.d-stipendiat, Institut for Kultur og Indentitet; Roskilde Universitet

1 Jun 201130 Oct 2015

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