Heyman Center Global Events

Cultural Economy and Intellectual Property

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Friday, June 28, 2013  9:00am Columbia University Reid Hall, Université Paris Diderot, and Université Panthéon-Assas


This conference will take place in Paris as part of the Heyman Center's global programming.


Institut d'histoire du droit

Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones

Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Columbia Global Centers Europe--Reid Hall

Centre de recherches historiques, Université Paris 8-Saint Denis

Justices, Images, Languages, Cultures, Université Paris 8-Saint Denis

Institutions et dynamiques historiques de l'économie, CNRS-Université Paris 8

CRIDAF, Université Paris 13-Villetaneuse


Laurent Pfister (Université Panthéon-Assas)

Will Slauter (Université Paris 8)

The term “cultural economy” has been employed by scholars interested in the cultural dimensions of financial and commercial activities as well as by those interested in the economics of culture in societies past and present. In pairing this term with intellectual property, the fifth annual ISHTIP workshop seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion about the different ways culture and economy interact and how their interactions shape norms and regulations pertaining to IP. Case studies situated in a specific historical context are welcome, as are papers that trace the flow of legal ideas and cultural practices across time and space, whether the subject is copyright, patent, trademark, or related rights. We invite contributions from established and junior scholars working in the humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, anthropology, philosophy, law, economics, music, science studies, media studies and critical theory.


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