University of Copenhagen, Centre for Privacy Studies
Postdoc positions in architectural history, church history, history and history of law
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Postdocs 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 three fully funded Postdoc positions within the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and History (https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=148663). 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.
The PRIVACY research team currently consists of six postdocs and three PhD-students as well as affiliated and visiting scholars. The center launches a systematic, scholarly fusion of the areas of architecture, theology, law and history.
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 trawls Early Modern material: letters, laws, political manuals, newspapers, sermons, visual representations, architectural drawings, buildings, diaries, contracts, community records etc. for notions of privacy, analyzing 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 15 April 2019
The ideal starting date would be 1 September 2019, but this is negotiable.
A recruitment seminar will take place in Copenhagen 5-6 March 2019. 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: https://teol.ku.dk/privacy/join-us/recruitment-seminar-2019/. Deadline for applications for the recruitment seminar is 10 February 2019.
Centre administrator Maj Riis Poulsen (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)
Centre leader, Professor Mette Birkedal Bruun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Secondary Categories:||Architecture and Architectural History
Cultural History / Studies
Early Modern History and Period Studies
Economic History / Studies
European History / Studies
French History / Studies
German History / Studies
Law and Legal History
Political History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Social History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality