2nd CFP: The Eyes and Ears of Power - Surveillance, History, Privacy

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Cultural History / Studies, European History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Political History / Studies

When: September 13–14, 2018

Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

Conference language: English

Surveillance scholars and historians from different sub-disciplines – political, cultural, economic, legal, global, technological, media – are hereby invited to submit paper proposals to an international conference on the history of surveillance.

The conference is organized as a joint-venture between ENIGMA – Museum of Communication and The Centre for Public Regulation and Administration (CORA), The Department of Information Studies and The Danish Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

The conference will delve into the historical dimensions of surveillance by addressing the following two main questions:

  •  Who are the central actors in the history of surveillance?

  • What kinds of phenomena have been deemed eligible for surveillance, e.g. information flows, political movements, specific technologies, border-crossing trade and interacting with foreign states?


Proposals for papers or panel sessions should consist of the names and affiliations of the authors involved and an abstract of up to 500 words. Proposals should be submitted to am@enigma.dk by February 1, 2018.

For more information, please see here: http://www.enigma.dk/2018/01/12/2nd-call-for-papers-the-eyes-and-ears-of-power-surveillance-history-and-privacy/



Contact Info: 

Dr. Andreas Marklund, Head of Research, ENIGMA - Museum of Communication, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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