SSN: Surveillance Studies Network

8th Biennial Conference

Conference Information


The theme of this conference is Surveillance Beyond Borders and Boundaries. The theme is broad in the sense that we understand borders and boundaries as both literal and metaphoric. It is meant to capture how surveillance operates on and beyond territorial borders as well as the many ways that data flows today challenge boundaries between institutions and disciplines.  We call for papers and panels from all areas of critical enquiry that seek to examine such complex articulations and impacts of surveillance in contemporary society. We invite participants to discuss, develop or demolish the borders and boundaries of surveillance. In particular, we welcome interventions that are truly interdisciplinary, multi- disciplinary, or transdisciplinary in scope and reach, from academics, activists, artists, and policy-makers, especially those who sit on the borderlands between academia and practice-based knowledge production.   

- We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus!



Registration will be possible prior to the opening reception at ARoS (Aros allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C) on Wednesday from 18:00-19:00 and on Thursday from 8:30-10:00 at the front desk outside the Foyer at the main venue (Tåsingegade 3, 8000 Aarhus C, building 1441).


We have invested in sustainable water bottles which can be used over and over again. They are 100% BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. At the venue, fresh and delicious tap water will be provided throughout. Water bottles and name tags are available at the front desk at Tåsingegade 3.


In order to log on to the Internet, you are invited to use the AU-Guest network which should appear among your Wi-Fi options when you enter the campus area.

When you have selected the AU-Guest network, a pop-up window will appear giving you several different options for logging on (e.g. accounts with Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google or Facebook).  

If you do not have such an account, you can receive a text message with a code on your mobile phone, provided that you have a Danish mobile phone number.

Tourist information

As an extra service, a guide from VisitAarhus will be present in the allotment on Thursday during lunch from 13.00-14.30. Please stop by if you have any questions regarding the city or tourism activities. See more at

Student assistants

Student assistants will be wearing uniform t-shirts embellished with our ‘Center for Surveillance Studies’ logo. Other informative persons are most likely to be found in the allotment garden.

Phone numbers

Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance): +45 112

Police (non-emergency): +45 114

Local organisers, Ask Risom Bøge: +45 9350 8664 or Anders Albrechtslund (Conference Chair) +45 2163 0388

Social Chair, Kasper Ostrowski: +45 6064 2402