Liam Paul Benison

lm,  September 20, 2023
Temporary Assistant Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC-2024)
SH6_13 - Cultural history, intellectual history

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, symbolic representation, religious studies

Research sector (ERC)
SH6_13 - Cultural history, intellectual history

SH5_8 - Cultural studies, symbolic representation, religious studies

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After earning a joint PhD from the University of Porto and University of Kent in 2020, I undertook research and writing projects as an ARUS postdoctoral researcher in utopian studies in the Centre for English Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) at the University of Porto, and contributed to an ERC funding application. I also contributed to two writing projects as an affiliated scholar of the Centre for Privacy Studies at the University of Copenhagen, including the article “Negotiations at the Border of Knowledge: The Paradox of Privacy in Early Modern Utopia”, KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 7.1 (2023), pp. 61–89. My edited volume Utopian Possibilities: Models, Theories, Critiques is published by U.Porto Press (2023).

My research interests include the history of the book, the history of privacy, the history of cartography, and encounters between Indigenous and Europeans in Australia. My current research project, “Privutopia”, investigates the spatiality and meaning of privacy and related concepts such as dissimulation and surveillance in early modern Europe through the lens of utopian texts, paratexts and maps.



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