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CREATe Events Programme 2023/2024: “Reflection on Culture” Lecture Series

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CREATe Events Programme 2023/2024: “Reflection on Culture” Lecture Series

By 25 September 2023July 9th, 2024No Comments

In this post we are delighted to present a brief overview of our Events Programme, packed full of exciting lectures, talks, seminars and workshops for the new academic year 2023/24.  We hope you will join us for what promises to be an extensive schedule of engaging activities, focusing on the variety of topics in the digital creative industries through the lens of copyright, competition law, content regulation and cultural policy. 

This blogpost focuses in detail on the “Reflections on Culture” Lecture Series, co-hosted with our colleagues from the Centre for Cultural Policy Research, that opens our events listing on 4 October with Dr Bridget McConnell – until recently the Chief Executive of the City of Glasgow’s cultural agency, Glasgow Life. 

Our flagship CREATe Public Lecture Series then returns starting on 16 October with a panel discussion on the future of our digital archive: Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900). On 1 November we aim to explore the intertwined histories of Mapmaking and copyright law in Britain with Professor Isabella Alexander. And at the last lecture, towards the end of semester – on 20 November we will turn our gaze to the copyright complexities of the film industry and documentary filmmaking with Richard Misek and A History of the World according to Getty Images. More on these events soon. 

The inaugural event in this semester’s programme will be the “Reflections on Culture” series of thought-provoking talks, curated and chaired by Professor Philip Schlesinger, and focusing on cultural institutions and those who work in them or with them. 

Those talks will take place from 6.00pm to 7.30pm in the Advanced Research Centre, Room 237B+C, in an “in-person-only” format. The refreshments will be offered at registration, prior to the talk. There will also be a chance to ask questions at the Q&A session with the audience towards the end of the event. 

The first talk of the series, on 4 October, is titled ‘What future for arts and culture?’ Drawing on her extensive experience, Dr Bridget McConnell will discuss complex challenges of leadership in the arts and cultural policy in times of economic crisis. For details and to register to attend this event, please visit our Eventbrite page. 

The subsequent talks in the “Reflections on culture” series will include: 

  • 15 November 2023: ‘Museums for all: just a utopian fantasy?’, a lecture by Dr Mark O’Neill, former Head of Glasgow Museums, and until recently Chair of Jury, European Museum of the Year Award. Reflecting on his work on museum philosophy and practice, and his research and policy development, Mark will address the transforming roles and impacts of museums in delivering cultural access and social inclusion. 
  • 23 January 2024: ‘Location, location, location: culture, heritage and the economy’, a lecture by Professor Murray Pittock, Bradley Professor at the University of Glasgow. Murray’s influential official report on Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy led to his wide-ranging exploration of the economy, tourism, and brand value in global cities and the visitor economy. His most recent book is Scotland: The Global History. 
  • 21 February 2024: ‘Encounters with language: on being a literary agent’. Emma Paterson, Director at Aitken Alexander Associates and member of the Booker Prize Foundation’s advisory committee, will be in conversation with Philip Schlesinger. Recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and recognised for her influence by Vogue and Powerlist, Emma will discuss what agents do, and how they find and work with their authors.  

Details and registration for these talks and the coming CREATe Public Lecture Series will be shared continuously. We aim to host three public lectures per semester in the historic Humanities Lecture Theatre. We also host a series of online Trade Mark Seminars and support the Glasgow Competitions Talks. A record of past events is available here.  

We will also co-host with our colleagues from CIPPM (Bournemouth University) an event on Copyright exceptions for filmmakers, rescheduled to 21 November 2023, as a part of CREATe’s Policy Futures series. 

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We hope to see you all at CREATe’s events!