• University of Copenhagen, South Campus Karen Blixens Plads 16, Faculty of Theology, 05.C

    2300 Copenhagen




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

Organisationens forskning

PRIVACY’s scholarly goals are grounded in the overall aim to launch privacy studies as a new re­search field.

We aim to develop

  • systematized historical knowledge of dynamics that shape, induce or curb privacy in society,
  • an interdisciplinary method equipped to grasp such dy­namics and
  • a strong and vibrant international research environment dedicated to high-profile historical research and equipped to incite a much broader investigation of privacy.

PRIVACY brings together the fields of Church History, Architectural History, Legal History and the History of Ideas in a novel interdisciplinary approach based on disciplinary integrationand site-based analysis.

Our principal focus rests with the period 1500-1800. The wider aim of PRIVA­CY is, however, to mobilize knowledge of past notions of privacy as a resource that can help decode the intrica­cies of present concerns related to the indi­vidual’s place in society.

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Arne Jacobsens eget hus – Strandvejen 413

Søberg, M. & Kristensen, P. T., 2019, 2. udg. Realdania By & Byg.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportBog

Åben adgang

Fragmented Monumentality: Picturesque and Mannerist Traits of Carl Petersen's Faaborg Museum

Bidragets oversatte titel: Bagsidemonumentet: Pittoreske og manierede træk i Carl PetersensKristensen, P. T., 2019, Faaborg Museum and the Artists' Colony. Hedin, G. & Hvidberg-Hansen, G. (red.). Aarhus Universitetsforlag, s. 234-249 16 s.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

Klein: Arkitekten Vilhelm Kleins skrifter og historicismen i Danmark

Kristensen, P. T. & Jørgensen, M. L., 24 maj 2019, Arkitektens Forlag. 520 s.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportBog


  • 23 Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag
  • 3 Deltagelse i workshop, seminar og kursus
  • 3 Medlemskab af forskningsnetværk
  • 1 Organisation af og deltagelse i konference

Da interiøret blev privat: Træk af interiørets udviklingshistorie

Peter Thule Kristensen (Foredragsholder)

20 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

History without Histor(ic)ism: Der Architekt Svenn Eske Kristensen

Peter Thule Kristensen (Foredragsholder)

11 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag

Da verden blev privat: Tidlig moderne boligkultur

Peter Thule Kristensen (Foredragsholder)

2 feb. 2020

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag