Conference: Early Modern Privacy – University of Copenhagen

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Conference: Early Modern Privacy: Notions, Spaces, Implications

9-11 April 2019, Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, Copenhagen

The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) at the University of Copenhagen invites participants to its inaugural conference. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to discuss and re-examine source material in order to understand practices, spaces and ideas of privacy and related concepts that emerged in the early modern period across historical disciplines. 

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Willem Frijhoff (Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
  • Hélène Merlin-Kajman (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
  • Mia Korpiola (University of Turku)
  • Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zurich)


Please sign up here for the conference.
Non-speakers must pay a 350 DKK as registration fee. It covers the meals during the conference.

For further information, please email A final conference programme will be available soon.

Organizing committee

Michaël Green, Natália da Silva Perez, Mette Birkedal Bruun, Helle Vogt

Exhibition coordinator

Fredrik Torisson

Visit to a Farmhouse by Peter Brueghel the Younger, ca. 1620-1630

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