Mette Birkedal Bruun
Born 1 November 1967
From 1 June 2020: PI, STAY HOME: The Home during the corona crisis - and after (the Carlsberg Foundation)
From 15 Sept. 2017: Leader of The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies
From 1 July 2017: Professor of Church History
2017: dr.theol.: The Unfamiliar Familiar: Armand-Jean de Rancé (1626-1700) between Withdrawal and Engagement
2016-17: Chair of the Research Board and Faculty of Theology representative in University of Copenhagen Research and Innovation Board (KUFIR)
Feb. 2013-March 2017: Director of the research project: SOLITUDES: Withdrawal and Engagement in the long Seventeenth Century (ERC)
From 15 Dec. 2009: Professor at the Department of Church History
2003-9: Research fellow at The Danish Research Council's centre of excellence Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals
2001-2: post-doc. grant from the Danish Research Council of the Humanities (SHF)
2000: PhD: Bernard of Clairvaux's Mapping of Spiritual Topography
1997-8: Visiting fellow, Clare Hall College, Cambridge University
1996-9: PhD student at the Department of Church History, University of Aarhus
1995: MA in theology from the University of Copenhagen
2022: Elected member of the praesidium of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters as representative of the humanities and social sciences class
2022: Member of the advisory board of Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies
2020: Editor-in-chief of Privacy Studies Journal
2020: Member of The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (vice chair from 2023)
2019: Member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
2019: Member of the council of the Renaissance Society of America
2018: Member of the Wissenschaftliche Beirat der Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen
2012: Årets Harald: The University of Copenhagen teaching prize
Primary fields of research
Early modern devotion in France, Germany and England
My primary research right now concerns notions of privacy in the period 1500-1800 seen from church historical and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Fields of interest
The relation between theology, literature and history
- PublishedGreen, M., Nørgaard, Lars Cyril & Bruun, Mette Birkedal, 17 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Early Modern History. 24, 3, p. 253–279 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-review
- PublishedBruun, Mette Birkedal, 7 Oct 2019, Quid est sacramentum? : Visual Representation of Sacred Mysteries in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1700. Melion, W., Pastan, E. C. & Wandel, L. P. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 606-655 50 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
- PublishedBruun, Mette Birkedal, 2 Jun 2017, Copenhagen: Det Teologiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet. 826 p. (Publikationer fra Det Teologiske Fakultet, Vol. 73).
Research output: Book/Report › Doctoral thesis › Research
- PublishedBruun, Mette Birkedal, 2007, Leiden: Brill. 358 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Research › peer-review
Bruun, Mette Birkedal (Recipient), 21 Nov 2017
Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions