02 September 2019

PRIVACY PhD Anni Haahr Henriksen at Cambridge University

PhD Student departs for research stay at the Cambridge School of Political Thought.

PhD Fellow, Anni Haahr Henriksen, is leaving for Cambridge University 2 September to embark on a new chapter of her graduate research into the political idea of the private mind in Elizabethan England.

Anni Henriksen will be working closely with her co-supervisor, PRIVACY Core Scholar Dr Annabel Brett, Reader in the History of Political Thought and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. During her research stay, Anni Henriksen will be participating actively in research seminars, working closely with students and scholars at the History of Political Thought and Intellectual History graduate programme.

Apart from working on her monograph, she will be investigating Elizabethan thought policing, that is, surveillance of the mind, for a research article. This work centers in particular on Elizabethan legislation and demands access to the considerable archive holdings available at the University of Cambridge and the nearby archives in London. The article will be published by Routledge and is expected in December 2020.

In asking Henriksen what she was looking forward to the most, she answered: “The Cambridge School of Political Thought constitutes the absolute spearhead of research within the History of Ideas, and, being new to this field myself, I find it both decidingly daunting and exciting to be working with Dr Annabel Brett, her colleagues and students. Also, I am positively itching to get my hands on the archival material for my article.” And adding with a grin “And – on a much less scholarly note - I cannot hide that I have sorely missed wearing my gown.”

Anni Henriksen’s research stay has been made possible through generous funding from William Demant Fonden and Augustinus Fonden and she will be in Cambridge for the rest of the year, returning in late December 2019. Her absence unfortunately means that she will be unable to attend activities at PRIVACY, but Anni Henriksen can still be contacted by email on: Ahh@teol.ku.dk, as usual.