SEMINAR: Perspectives on Privacy in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands
The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen (PRIVACY) in cooperation with the Huygens Institute in Amsterdam are delighted to invite you to a symposium dedicated to the notions of privacy in the seventeenth-century Netherlands.
A team of experts will tackle the problematics of defining what is private through a range of source material – egodocuments, legislation, political treatises and religious writings. Our goal is to explore how privacy was seen through the eyes of the contemporaries during the seventeenth century on the one hand, and on the other hand, to probe various methodologies that could help in analyzing this issue.
Centre for Privacy Studies was established through a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation in 2017. The PRIVACY research team examines how notions of privacy shape relations between individuals and society across diverse historical contexts.
PRIVACY focuses on the period 1500–1800 that sees critical changes in individuals’ relationship to society, based on eleven site-based case studies, among them Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Versailles and Westminster. It brings together the fields of Church History, Social History, History of Architecture, Legal History and History of Ideas in order to establish a collaborative interdisciplinary scholarly environment.
The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Huygens ING) studies the history of science, Dutch history and literature. It also provides access to primary source material and text editions on which to base further analytical and interpretive research.
Huygens ING is the lead institute in CLARIAH, the Netherlands’ digital humanities infrastructure. It works with the International Institute of Social History (IISH) and the Meertens Institute in the KNAW Humanities Cluster.
To attend the seminar, please register with Ineke Huysman. The number of places is limited.