Online Inaugural Conference: Privacy Studies Journal

This conference launches the Privacy Studies Journal and touts the call for articles for the first issue.

Privacy Studies Journal is an interdisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed journal. It is published by the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen (PRIVACY), and has its home on the online journal platform hosted by the Danish Royal Library.

Privacy Studies Journal spans the present and the past, and envisions the future. Featuring original, high-quality research on privacy in its broadest sense and with the human component in focus, we will welcome contributions that take privacy and the private as catalysts for analysis of, for example:

Architecture and the built environment
Bodily practices
Business and operational aspects
Crises and crisis management
Information and communication technologies
Material culture
Societal structures
Space (domestic, urban, professional …)
Technological innovation

We aim for Privacy Studies Journal to provide scholars with a thoughtful and academically vigorous forum for research into privacy and the private. By bringing together contemporary, historical, and future perspectives and by keeping an open mind to potential cross-pollination between research fields Privacy Studies Journal wishes to set new scholarly standards, offering an opportunity to generate insights that cross disciplinary boundaries.

At the inaugural conference we shall have a series of brief presentations by eminent scholars, showing how notions of privacy and the private feature in different fields and strands of research. It is our ambition that the atmosphere of the workshop is one of generosity, experimentation and mutual inspiration – even though we are not in the same room.  

The conference is structured in five thematic clusters:

Privacy: a multidisciplinary perspective

Privacy in research, practice and policy

Privacy in Society

Privacy in the Home

Privacy and the Individual

Confirmed speakers

Anita Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Joe Cannataci, UN Special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance, University of Malta, Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law, University of Groningen

Paul De Hert, Professor, Head of Department, Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels 

Nele De Raedt, Professor of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, Université Catholique de Louvain 

Simone Fischer-Hübner, Professor of Computer Science, Karlstad University

Momoyo Kaijima, Professor of Architectural Behaviorology, ETH Zürich and Atelier Bow-wow, Tokyo

 Béla Kapossy, Professor of Modern History (political ideas), Dean, Collège des Humanités, University of Lausanne

Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kristina Milnor, Professor of Classics, Barnard College, Columbia University

Lena Cowen Orlin, Professor of English, Georgetown University

Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Amy Russell, Classics and Ancient History, Brown University

Valerie Steeves, Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

David Vincent, Professor Emeritus of History, Open University

Dr Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor


Please register for the conference here. Participation instructions will be sent via email on 25 April.
Final registration date: 24 April.

The Privacy Studies Journal editorial board

Mette Birkedal Bruun, director of PRIVACY, Professor of Church History, University of Copenhagen, Chief editor

Natália da Silva Perez, Postdoctoral researcher (social history), PRIVACY, Assistant editor

Andrew Riggsby, Prof. in Classics, Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin

Anne Cheung, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong

Beate Rössler, Professor of Ethics, University of Amsterdam

Catherine Richardson, Professor in Renaissance Studies, University of Kent

Frederik Borgesius, Professor of Law, Radboud University

Itsuko Yamaguchi, Professor of Information Law and Policy, University of Tokyo

Kai Rannenberg, Chair of Mobile Business and Multilateral Security, Goethe University Frankfurt

Maarten Delbeke, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture, ETH, Zurich