23-24 April 2020, University of Copenhagen
In this workshop, convenors aim to examine the historically contingent politics of family secrecy from a variety of angles, exploring individual cases as well as broader theoretical and ethical issues pertaining to the study of secrecy. The workshop invites submissions that investigate specific examples of family secrecy and disclosure in different geographical and historical contexts and papers that probe the emotional micropolitics of the family in relationship to the macropolitical contexts in which they take place. Papers that discuss the epistemological, methodological, and ethical issues pertaining to the study of family secrecy and related knowledge practices are particularly welcome.
Abstracts due 1 October 2019