PRIVACY Newsletter, March 2018

Message from Privacy

Thank you for your interest in the Centre for Privacy Studies.
Since October we have been engaged in an intensive recruitment process aimed to select a group of excellent postdocs and PhD-students. The posts were advertised broadly, and in October we had a two-day recruitment seminar attended by 44 young scholars from sixteen countries. By 1 December we had received 133 applications, and in the early weeks of February we conducted 35 interviews. This was a severe selection process where scholars were assessed on the basis of their scholarly and collaborative merits and with a view to the overall puzzle of staffing the research teams associated with the eleven cases.

For the PRIVACY core scholars the recruitment has been an exciting process. It has been inspiring to meet all these excellent young scholars dedicated to historical research on privacy issues, and we aim to stay in touch with the best of them and find other ways of collaboration. Above all it is a scholarly treat to have on board a highly promising international group of young researchers: three PhD-students and seven postdocs.
We look forward to introducing our new colleagues once the contracts have been finalized.

Mette Birkedal Bruun,
PRIVACY Centre Director

Upcoming events

13 Mar 2018: Open lecture: Unfamiliar Familiar Spaces of Early Modern Devotion

Open lecture at KADK By Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun, Department of Church History / Centre for Privacy Studies, University of Copenhagen. Read more

22 Mar 2018: Videnskab | Lidenskab: En aften om RO

The Carlsberg Foundation presents an evening about isolation and seclusion from the world. Read more

May 2018: Marie Curie Workshop

If you have a PhD and if you want to work on issues, sites or periods that are not directly associated with the eleven cases included in the PRIVACY research programme, you might want to apply for a Marie Curie scholarship in association with the Centre. Please note: registration ends 3 April 2018. See here for more information


Strangely Familiar Lecture Series

PRIVACY scholars to present lectures in the Strangely Familiar lecture series at KADK. Read more

Recent publications

  • Mette Birkedal Bruun, S.R. Havsteen, E. Nagelsmit, K. Mejrup, L. Nørgaard, 
    “A Marvellous Model of female Conduct: Judith in Seventeenth-Century France”,Transfiguration 2014, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 2018, 9–64.
  • Helle Vogt, Reformationen og privatlivet, Ugeskrift for Retsvæsen U2018B.14. 
  • Sigrun Berg, Miriam Tveit and Helle Vogt (eds), “It’s all about inheritance” – On gender, Sami and other important categories in Lars Ivar Hansen’s research, Speculum Boreale, nr. 17, Tromsø, 2017.
  • Annabel Brett, "Is there any environmental thinking in early modern European political thought?", in K. Forrester and S. Smith eds., Nature, action and the future. Political thought and the environment, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2018, 23-42.

New employees

Lars Cyril Nørgaard, postdoc. Read more

Emil Hee Stenstrup, Student assistant. Read more

About Privacy

PRIVACY brings together the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and the History of Ideas in a novel interdisciplinary approach based on disciplinary integrationand site-based analysis. Read more

Centre for Privacy Studies is funded by The Danish National Research Foundation.


Centre for Privacy Studies,
Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixens Plads 16,
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark

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