PRIVACY Newsletter, August 2018

Message from PRIVACY

Although the summer is not yet over, PRIVACY is heading into an autumn semester that promises to be busy and exciting. Since our last newsletter, we have welcomed several new employees, whom we are most keen to work with: Natália da Silva Perez from the University of Kent and the Freie Universität Berlin, Michaël Green from the University of Groningen, Anna Becker from the University of Cambridge, Bastian Vaucanson from the University of Copenhagen and Fabio Gigone from Università Iuav di Venezia. A very warm welcome to you. We are eagerly waiting for the entire research team to be assembled by 1 September.

We have also welcomed EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which, although a bit laborious to implement with its anonymization of electronic messages, represents the latest development of that secrecy – or should we say privacy? – of correspondence that saw one important phase in the Early Modern period.

In short, the University and the Centre for Privacy Studies has updated its privacy policy to comply with GDPR standards. Extensive information can be found in the updated UCPH privacy policy.

The autumn at PRIVACY offers a range of seminars, including visits by international speakers and our first two Challenge seminars. At the Challenge seminars, we shall seek to mobilize a scholarly exchange regarding notions of privacy past and present. This autumn our invited research colleagues will focus on the study of economy and pharmaceutical law respectively, and we look forward to exploring these other sides of the notion of privacy.

Mette Birkedal Bruun,

PRIVACY Centre Director

Upcoming events

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

Shakespeare’s private life

Seminar with Professor Lena Cowen Orlin. Read more

Ordering Private Life: Oeconomia in Niels Hemmingsen (1513–1600)

Lecture by PhD Fellow in Church History at Aarhus University, Mattias Skat Sommer. Read more

Private Reading in Early Modern Devotion: Materiality, Space and Spirit

More information to follow. Read more

What's private in private economy? Challenge Seminar with Professor David Dreyer Lassen

More information to follow. Read more

Lecture on the Thirty Years War

Lecture by Professor of Church and Dogma History at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Dr. theol. Dr. phil. Johannes Schilling. Read more

From the Lutheran house to the domestic sphere: privacy, power and surveillance in Sweden, 1750-1850

Lecture by PhD and Research Director at ENIGMA – Museum of Post, Tele and Communication, Andreas Marklund. Read more

What is private in Pharmaceutical-, Life Science- & Biotech Law? Challenge Seminar with professor Timo Minssen

More information to follow. Read more


New Postdoc employee

Natália da Silva Perez is our most recent Postdoc at PRIVACY, starting 1 May 2018. Read more

New Postdoc employee

Michaël Green is our most recent Postdoc at PRIVACY, starting 1 June 2018. Read more

PRIVACY Annual Report 2017

You can now read Centre for Privacy Studies' first Annual Report. Read more

PhD Fellow publishes manuscript description on Cambridge University Library

PhD fellow at the Centre for Privacy Studies, Anni Haahr Henriksen, has recently published her codicological and palaeographical description of CUL MS Gg.4.18 on the Cambridge University Library’s digital collection. Read more

Inaugural lecture by professor Helle Vogt.

On 22 May 2018, professor of legal history, Helle Vogt, gave her Inaugural lecture at the Faculty of Law, UCPH. Read more

New employee at PRIVACY

Centre for Privacy Studies welcomes its newest employee, Thea Kjærulff Torp. Thea is employed as student assistant and will aid the general administrative operation of the centre. Read more

PRIVACY on the Radio

Core scholar, Professor Helle Vogt, has participated in radio programs at P1 and Radio24syv about privacy, gender, surveillance, and state in early modern and present time Denmark. Read more

PRIVACY at Folkemødet

Centre for Privacy Studies was represented in two events at this year’s Folkemøde (popular mass meeting) at Bornholm. Read more

New PhD employee

Bastian Vaucanson is our most recent PhD at PRIVACY, starting 15 August 2018. Read more

New Postdoc employee

Anna Becker is our most recent Postdoc at PRIVACY, starting 1 July 2018. Read more

New PhD employee

Fabio Gigone is our most recent PhD at PRIVACY, starting 15 August 2018. Read more

The ’Secret’ Mémoires of François de la Rochefoucauld are now available on the Cambridge University Digital Library

That there should be an angle of privacy to the recent discovery of a hitherto unknown manuscript of François de la Rochefoucauld’s Mémoires at the manuscript collection of St. Catharine&rsqu... Read more

New employees

Natália da Silva Perez, postdoc

Michaël Green, postdoc

Thea Kjærulff Torp, student assistant

Anna Becker, postdoc

Bastian Vaucanson, Ph.D.

Fabio Gigone, Ph.D.

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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