PhD workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Negotiating Privacy: Past Present & Future – University of Copenhagen

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PhD workshop on Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Negotiating Privacy: Past Present & Future

We invite contributions from PhD students across disciplines for a workshop focused on how to integrate interdisciplinary collaboration in research processes.

We focus on the notion of privacy across the gap between past and present to gain a better understanding of the rich and complex implications of the evasive term ‘private’. PhD students in any field working on matters relating to privacy and interested in its interdisciplinary implications are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from participants interested in treading new ground with fellow PhD students and engaging in scholarly exchange in a safe academic environment driven by curiosity and the ambition to learn from each other.

Workshop Discriptions: 

Privacy has deep historical roots. When we study privacy across the gap between past and present, we gain a better sense of the rich and complex implications of the evasive term ‘private’ which contrasts not only ‘public’, but also of ‘professional’, ‘common’ and ‘evident’. A multi-perspectival view shows how notions of privacy past and present shape and are shaped by a broad range of societal factors.

However, interdisciplinary research is hard work: It requires us to look outside of sources that we are comfortable with, or ask new questions of the sources we know well. Such skills in inquiry, listening and collaboration are gained through collaborative practice and collaborative reflection. It is well known that interdisciplinary approaches can foster ground-breaking results, but there is often a fiction between proclaimed ambition and actual praxis. With this workshop, we seek to address the competence gap between ambition and praxis by establishing formalised discussions on interdisciplinary source work focusing on privacy. Our discussions are structured around the following formats:

  • Learning Together Sessions where we try our hand at the tools and sources of our colleagues’ disciplines.

  • Reading Together Session where we approach sources in an integrated collaborative manner.

  • Brainstorming Session on Teaching where we ask how we can introduce an interdisciplinary outlook in our teaching.

  • Visionary Session where we allow ourselves to think of new ways to pursue interdisciplinary collaboration and reflect on the societal value of historical research.

  • Keynote Lecture by Wim Verbaal, Prof. in Latin Language and Literature at Ghent University, has extensive experience with interdisciplinary collaboration and supervision of young scholars. His lecture informs us on how interdisciplinary approaches may be used to develop stronger scholarly arguments.

Organisers:

PhD students in any field working on matters relating to privacy and interested in its interdisciplinary implications are encouraged to apply.

This PhD Course is funded by the PhD School at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH, and is organised by Bastian Vaucanson and Anni Haahr Henriksen, PhD Fellows at Centre for Privacy Studies as well as by Professor of Church History, Mette Birkedal Bruun.

Read more and apply for the course through this link.
We are looking forward to receiving your applications!