Leiden – 06 November 2023

Offering a novel perspective on historical notions of privacy and everyday life from antiquity to modernity, Brill launches the book series Studies in the History of Privacy

With this new series, the editors have created a home for the burgeoning field of privacy research, encompassing all historical periods pre-1914, as a result of the growing attention for privacy as an analytical framework from scholars working across the whole range of historical disciplines.



The series explores how existing definitions of privacy were foregrounded in the protection of private aspects of daily life in past societies. It also incorporates studies on topics that could more broadly be understood as belonging to the realm of the private, such as sexuality, family, household, and correspondence. The editors welcome contributions from all geographical areas, particularly encouraging scholars working beyond the European context to bring understudied regions and peoples to the forefront of the scholarly debate on the history of privacy.


Series Editors
•    Michaël Green, University of Lodz
•    Jessica Roitman, Free University of Amsterdam
•    Johannes Ljungberg, University of Copenhagen
Editorial Board
•    Hadrian Ciechanowski, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń
•    Ineke Huysman, Huygens Institute Amsterdam
•    Natacha Klein Käfer, University of Copenhagen
•    Maciej Kokoszko, University of Lodz
•    Tom-Eric Krijger, Leiden University
•    Sanne Maekelberg, KU Leuven
•    Karin Neutel, Umeå University
•    Amy Russell, Brown University

For more information about the series and how to submit your manuscript, visit or contact the Acquisitions Editor at Brill, Alessandra Giliberto, via

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