Supporting study: Ethical Exposure

Studying family secrecy requires considerations about how we write histories of the intimate while maintaining sensitivity to ethical dimensions. Do we have an obligation to either expose or refrain from exposing particular practices of family secrecy? How is the ethics of historical research related to the historically variable politics of family secrecy? And how can we collect, analyze, and store sensitive data in an ethically sound fashion? By collaborating with the core research team and monitoring the types of data that each case study generates, this study addresses these issues in light of the current call for open access to data as well as new data protection legislation.

Caroline Nyvang, senior researcher

PhD, is a historian and a senior researcher at the Royal Library. She has published extensively on various food media outlets and specializes in archived web. Caroline is a senior researcher at the Danish Folklore Archives with The Royal Danish Library where she is responsible for the manuscript collection. Her current work focuses on the juridical regulations and ethical dilemmas connected to privacy and to making digital archives accessible to the public.