PRIVACY Newsletter, April 2018

Message from PRIVACY


The PRIVACY team has been established. 

Getting together the research team has been the key activity in March-April. On 6-7 April, PRIVACY hosted a Research Team Seminar. This was the first gathering of the entire group, and it was exciting for all of us to meet our new colleagues. We spent two days in stimulating discussion and further delineation of our research programme, leading to a selection of the first cases; Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Versailles and Westminster. The four case-teams convened, and research on these cases has now been launched.

For the core scholars it is a great opportunity to work with so many talented young scholars, and we look forward to welcoming each of them in Copenhagen across these next months, the most recent PRIVACY scholars being Pernille Ulla Knudsen and Anni Haahr Henriksen. A warm welcome to you.

Mette Birkedal Bruun

PRIVACY Centre Director

Upcoming events

22 May, Inaugural lecture by Helle Vogt: Regulating the private: Legal history between private and public in medieval and early modern times

Inaugural lecture on the occasion of Professor Helle Vogt’s commencement of employment as Professor in Legal History. Read more.

23-24 May, Marie Sklodowska-Curie workshop

If you have a PhD and if you want to work on issues related to privacy, why not apply for a Marie Curie scholarship in association with the Centre for Privacy Studies? Read more.

13-14 Sep, Conference: The Eyes and Ears of Power - Surveillance, History and Privacy

International conference on the history of surveillance, bringing together surveillance scholars and historians from across the globe. Read more.

25 Oct, Challenge Seminar with Professor David Dreyer Lassen, Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality, Department of Economics, UCPH

More information to follow. Read more.

13 Dec, Challenge Seminar with professor Timo Minssen, Centre for Advanced studies in Bio-medical Innovation Law, The Faculty of Law, UCPH

More information to follow. Read more.


PRIVACY research team together for the first time

During the weekend of 6-8 April, the Centre for Privacy Studies research team gathered in Copenhagen. Some of the scholars had already met at the recruitment seminar in October last year, but this was the first convention of the entire team.
The programme included distribution of offices in the Centre wing and planning...
Read more.

New Postdoc employee

Pernille Ulla Knudsen is our most recent Postdoc at PRIVACY, starting 1 April 2018. Read more.

New PhD employee

Anni Haahr Henriksen is our most recent PhD at PRIVACY, starting 1 April 2018. Read more.

Mette Birkedal Bruun receives Tagea Brandt Rejselegat

This year the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat is awarded to the poet Naja Marie Aidt and professor of Church History, director of Centre for Privacy Studies Mette Birkedal Bruun. Read more.

New employees

Anni Haahr Henriksen, Ph.D. Read more.

Pernille Ulla Knudsen, Postdoc. 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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