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 in Copenhagen on September 12-14, 2018.
The conference is organized as a joint-venture between ENIGMA - Museum of Communication and the Centre for Public Regulation and Administration (CORA) and the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen.
The conference will delve into the history of surveillance by addressing the following two main questions:
1. Who are the central actors in the history of surveillance?
2. 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?