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The Limits to Privacy. Secrecy, Surveillance and Everyday Gatekeeping over the Past 100 Years Event

10 - 11 September 2014
Building 85 Highfield Campus University of Southampton Highfield SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Eve Colpus at .

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An interdisciplinary workshop at the University of Southampton.

The Limits to Privacy

The Limits to Privacy is a cross-disciplinary workshop exploring ideas about privacy in the recent past and contemporary world. Violations of privacy versus the legitimate exposure of information are defining terms of current public and political debate. This workshop will explore the historical and recent developments of these ideas, asking to what extent our understandings of the personal and public have been redrawn over the past 100 years. We are seeking papers and contributions that build on recent research or offer new conceptual reflections on the boundaries of privacy, personal and social life.

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