PRIVACY Conference - Early Modern Privacy: Notions, Spaces, Implications

Privacy is important, our instinct tells us. But when we start thinking about what privacy means, a whole world emerges of different practices, places, feelings, and understandings. This complexity was also a reality in the early modern period, but it was manifested in a different way.

At the conference Early Modern Privacy: Notions, Spaces, Implications, we will learn about some of these historical complexities embedded in a concept like privacy, and their implications for how we understand privacy today.

Specialists in a range of historical disciplines will discuss their research findings on the history and historiography of privacy, and will engage in methodological discussions about the terminological and heuristic approaches spearheaded by the Centre for Privacy Studies.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Willem Frijhoff (Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
  • Hélène Merlin-Kajman (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
  • Mia Korpiola (University of Turku)
  • Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zurich)

View and download the full programme here. The conference will be held on 9-11 April 2019 at the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, Copenhagen


Please sign up here for the conference. Non-speakers must pay a 350 DKK as registration fee. It covers the meals during the conference.

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Sendt d. 03 April 2019