PRIVACY – Centre for Privacy Studies

Maarten Delbeke

Mette Birkedal Brunn (University of Copenhagen, DK)

Core Scholars:
Charlotte Christensen-Nugues (University of Lund, SE)
Peter Thule Kristensen (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DK)
Helle Vogt (University of Copenhagen, DK)
Jill Bepler (Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, DE)
Annabel Brett (University of Cambridge, UK)
Philippe Cocatre-Zilgien (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, FR)
Maarten Delbeke (ETH Zurich, CH)

The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) was established in September 2017 through a generous grant of DKK 50 million (approx. Euro 6.7 million) from the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF).

The PRIVACY research team will examine how no­tions of privacy shape relations between individuals and society across diverse historical contexts. We are particularly interested in indications of privacy as a quality and risk—in the emergence and development of the idea that too little privacy threatens the individual while too much may ruin society.

PRIVACY focuses on the period 1500–1800 that sees critical changes in individuals’ relationship to society. It brings together the fields of church history, history of architecture, legal history and history of ideas.

PRIVACY website