SSN: Surveillance Studies Network
8th Biennial Conference

Conference Information:

  • Date:
    7-9 June 2018
  • Extended Deadline!
    All proposals (abstracts, panels, artistic installations) must be submitted by January 31st 2018. 
  • Concerning panel proposals
    When you submit panel proposals in Easychair please make it clear in the title that you are submitting a panel proposal and write in the names of the panellists in the abstract.
  • Hotels
    Please book your hotel rooms early. The conference coincides with a popular music festival in Aarhus (Northside). We have pre-booked a limited number of rooms for a lowered cost. For your special conference fee click here
  • Venue: 
    The conference will take place at Aarhus University (AU) in Aarhus, Denmark. The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields. The main campus is located in the heart of Aarhus near the historic city centre. Its distinctive yellow brick buildings, designed by C.F. Møller, provide an inspiring framework for the university’s academic and social life, set in the hills and tranquil lakes of the University Park.


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!