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BOOKING NOW OPEN: ‘CREATe Digital Resources: Copyright History’

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BOOKING NOW OPEN: ‘CREATe Digital Resources: Copyright History’

By 27 October 2021No Comments

CREATe are delighted to open bookings for the first event in our ‘CREATe Digital Resources’ series: ‘Digital Resources on Copyright History’ to take place on-line on Wednesday 15 December 5.30pm UK time (GMT).

CREATe digital resources are grouped under the themes of Copyright Evidence, Copyright User and Copyright History with each theme containing a lead resource.

All CREATe digital resources aim:

  • to make primary research materials (data and historical sources) available;
  • to enable public discourse and debate by translating complex findings and legal context into a more accessible format;
  • to allow our methodological approach to be scrutinised by academic peers and stakeholders;
  • to develop material appropriate to our interdisciplinary field; and
  • to be sustainable, particularly when created with partner organisations.

The event on 15 December will comprise presentations about two digital resources developed with partners under the Copyright History theme.

First, Dr Giles Bergel  (University of Oxford) and Prof. Ian Gadd (Bath Spa University) will launch a new resource – Stationers’ Register Online – which digitises the entries for the literary, musical and artistic works made in the registers of the Stationers’ Company of London between 1557 and 1640.

Secondly, Prof. Jane Ginsburg (Columbia Law School) will introduce a new section (Vatican sources) which she has contributed to the on-line resource at ‘Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)’ edited by Prof. Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Prof. Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow). ‘Primary Sources on Copyright’ is a digital archive of the primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c.1450) to 1900. The new section on Vatican sources adds further to the resource’s international coverage which also spans sources from Britain, France, Italy, German speaking countries, Jewish Law, Netherland, Portugal & Brazil, United States and Spain each contributed by national editors based at a number of universities (listed here).

The presentations of the new material by Giles Bergel, Ian Gadd and Jane Ginsburg, will be followed by discussion, joined by Lionel Bently and Martin Kretschmer, as editors of Primary Sources.

This event is the first in a series of ‘CREATe Digital Resources’ events which will continue in early 2022. All CREATe events are free: book here.

Future events will cover two other CREATe funded resources: Copyright Evidence ( and Copyright User ( Further details of these events will be released in due course on the CREATe blog/newsletter. To sign-up for updates, please register here.