University of Copenhagen, Church History / Legal History
Postdoc positions Early Modern Studies
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Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (2 years with the possibility of a one-year extension)
Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) advertises 4-6 fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History of Ideas. PRIVACY is established with a grant of 50 mio DKK (ca. 6.7 mio Euro) from the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the University of Copenhagen.
The centre is launched in the autumn of 2017 under the direction of Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun and will run for six years with the possibility of a four-year extension. It is hosted by the Department of Church History at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, in association with the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and the School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservations (KADK), Copenhagen and in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Institute of History of Ideas and Sciences at Lund University, Sweden.
Another set of Postdoc positions will be advertised in the autumn of 2019.
PRIVACY is dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research into notions of privacy in Early Modern Europe. It focuses on eleven cases from Denmark, England, France, Germany and the Netherlands in the period 1500–1800. The collaborative programme is driven by an interdisciplinary vision of an integrated approach in which a team of scholars collaborate, challenge and inspire each other in a joint pursuit of the legislative, religious, social, cultural and architectural aspects of a common set of cases. Shared responsibility across academic hierarchies is a token of PRIVACY’s vision for interactive research education.
PRIVACY’s scholarly potency stems from its site-based interdisciplinary analysis. Across eleven cases the research team will trawl Early Modern material: letters, laws, political manuals, newspapers, sermons, visual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, community records etc. for notions of privacy, analysing the deployment of words with the root ‘priv-ʼ: in privato, privy, Privat-(person/andacht etc.), privauté etc. as well as boundaries drawn in relation to, e.g., confidentiality, security, family, body, self. The research programme is based on a joint interdisciplinary focus on, e.g., legislative thresholds between home and community; decrees regarding individuals’ bodies, e.g., during epidemics, or the idea of the household’s (oeconomia) impact on civic well-being (politia); ecclesiastical and political power over ‘heretical’ mindsets; and architectural demarcation of individuals’ place in a household. For further description of the project and the eleven cases, please visit the project homepage.: http://teol.ku.dk/privacy/research/
Deadline is 1 Dec. 2017
A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 27–28 October 2017. It will involve an introduction to PRIVACY and its research programme as well as a presentation of expectations regarding applications.
The number of participants is restricted. A limited number of bursaries covering trips and accommodation for one night are available. For more information and registration, please see the homepage.
Administrator Daniel Jans-Pedersen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Centre Mette Birkedal Bruun: email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Early Modern History and Period Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Urban History / Studies