31 January 2020
Perspectives on Privacy in the Seventeenth-Century Netherlands
The symposium dedicated to the notions of privacy in the seventeenth-century Netherlands on Friday 31 January 2020 is full. A team of experts will tackle the problematics of defining what is private through a range of source material – egodocuments, legislation, political treatises and religious writings. Our goal is to explore how privacy was seen through the eyes of the contemporaries during the seventeenth century on the one hand, and on the other hand, to probe various methodologies that could help in analyzing this issue. This symposium is organised by the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen (PRIVACY) in cooperation with the Huygens Institute of the History of the Netherlands.