We are delighted to see the publication of the full programme for the 14th Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, to take place on 20-21 June 2023, hosted by the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property and the David Berg Institute for Law & History, at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.
The full programme is available here, and includes a link for registration, with options for both in-person and on-line attendance.
As previously posted on this blog, the theme this year is ‘Intellectual Property: Migration’:
ISHTIP @ TAU will highlight the movement of people, practices, and technologies from one place to another, crossing physical borders and metaphysical barriers. We will explore themes related to migration and IP.
Migration may refer to people, e.g., authors and inventors who emigrated to another country – willingly or being forced to leave. Migration may refer to practices, such as business practices and norms of marking one’s products or services. Migration may refer to technologies, crossing borders, meeting different social, cultural, political and legal environments than their cradle. Migration may refer to ideas and legal concepts.
We are particularly interested in the process: How do authors adjust to new cultural, economic and legal environments? Do the incumbent cultural, social and legal systems change as they respond to the migration of the creative people or their imported business practices? How do products and trademarks fit within a new environment? What happens when a foreign entity – being a colonizer, an investor or a consumer – meets and interacts with the locals? How do ideas travel across borders, cultures and across time? We wish to place friction, resistance, change or acceptance under the spotlight. Historical, cultural, economic and legal analyses are welcome.
Workshop Organizing Committee: Michael Birnhack (TAU Law), Niva Elkin-Koren (TAU Law)
Academic committee: Maurizio Borghi, Law, Bournemouth University; Kathy Bowrey, Law, University of New South Wales; Merima Bruncevic, Law, University of Gothenburg; Gabriel Galvez-Behar, History, University of Lille; Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Social Change and Culture, Linköping University; Claudy Op Den Kamp, Film, Bournemouth University.