About

2018 Surveillance Studies Network 8th Biennial Conference gathering at ARoS
Anders Albrechtslund addresses the 2018 Surveillance Studies Network 8th Biennial Conference

CENSUS is a center for research and teaching in surveillance technologies and practices, and we offer resources for both researchers and students.

We work using an interdisciplinary approach and bring together expertise from the humanities and social sciences. It is our ambition to engage in collaboration and partnerships with colleagues around the world. Our center hosted the 2018 Surveillance Studies Network 8th Biennial Conference, which has become established as the world’s most significant gathering of surveillance studies experts.

CENSUS emerged from a wide range of surveillance-related research activities with a base at Aarhus University. We hosted the national network Forum for Surveillance Studies (2008-2012) and have also hosted several international surveillance scholars and research projects with the generous funding from The Aarhus University Research Foundation, The Danish Research Council, The Velux Foundations and others.

Our center was represented in the Management Committee of the EU COST Action Living in Surveillance Societies (2009-2013) and we are currently serving on the Editorial Board for Surveillance & Society, the leading journal in the field of surveillance studies.

We develop and teach courses on surveillance issues. Since 2013 we have offered the humanities electives course “Surveillance Culture” every year. Also, in 2016 we developed the talent initiative “Children, Intimacy, and Surveillance Practices” as part of the honours programmes at the Faculty of Arts. We offer supervision and facilities to Master Thesis students who want to work on a surveillance-related topic.

Please contact us with questions, suggestions or offers of collaboration.