About the School

Jens Vellev

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2010: Leader of the project Opening of the Tomb of Tycho Brahe
  • 2006: Leader of Renaissance Year 2006
  • 1999: Leader of Medieval Year 1999
  • 1990: Founded and began ‘Project Salt' (Mariager Salt Centre opened in 1998)
  • 1985-87: Viborg Museum
  • 1980-82 Master's scholarship, Aarhus University
  • 1979 MA in medieval archaeology, Aarhus University
  • 1974 Founded the publishing house Hikuin
  • 1972-73 Archaeological expedition in the sultanate of Oman with P.V. Glob
  • 1969-70 Archaeological expedition to Abu Dhabi
  • 1968 Founder of the Department of Medieval Archaeology at Aarhus University
  • 1945 Born 14th August

Important Excavations

  • Silkeborg Castle (2004-05) 
  • Løvel Bridge and other medieval bridges (1993-96)
  • Salt extraction on the island of Læsø (1990-2008)
  • Bell foundry  in Odense (1979)
  • Viborg Cathedral (1971-)
  • Oman (1972-73)
  • Asmild Abbey Church (1971-)
  • Abu Dhabi (1969-70)

Selected projects

  • Opening of the Tomb of Tycho Brahe (2010)
  • Reconstruction of Skaaning Paper Mill, Aarhus
  • Reconstruction of Tycho Brahe's observatory, Uranienborg, on the island of Hven  
  • Renaissance Year 2006
  • Medieval Year 1999

Prizes, Awards etc. Received

  • 2008 Aarhus University prize for Research Dissemination
  • 2008 Granted knighthood of the Order of the Dannebrog
  • 1992 Henry Ford prize for initiative
  • 1992 Charles Christensen Grant from the Royal Nordic Antique Journal Society
  • 1989 The G.E.C. Gads Foundation Presentation
  • 1984 The Tessin Prize from the Foundation for Danish Architectural Culture