Department of Law, University of Roma Tre; ASK Research Center, Bocconi University; Department of Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Salerno

University of Roma Tre, 3-6 July 2018


Tuesday 3 July, Aula Magna, University of Roma Tre, Via Ostiense 159

15.00-19.00: ISHTIP Pre-Event Roundtable: Histories of Intellectual Property in Numerous Objects

Convenor: Claudy Op Den Kamp, Bournemouth University

15.00-17.30: Presentations

17.30-18.00: Refreshments

18.00-19.00: Roundtable Discussion



Wednesday 4 July, Aula Magna, University of Roma Tre, Via Ostiense 159

09.00: Welcome to ISHTIP Workshop

09.15 – 11.15: Presentations by Doctoral Researchers

Chair: Maria Lillà Montagnani, Bocconi University

PELIN TURAN, Central European University, A ‘critical race’ approach to copyright law: Racialized cultural hierarchies inherent in copyright law

PINAR ORUC, Queen Mary, University of London, Documenting indigenous oral traditions: Using copyright to gain control?

KELLY BREEMEN & VICKY BREEMEN, Tilburg University and University of Amsterdam, Indigenous heritage in digital libraries: Access and protection through a law and humanities lens

SUNIMAL MENDIS, Max Planck Institute & University of Munich, A copyright gambit: Is there a need to introduce exclusive rights over digitized versions of rare public domain textual material in Europe?

11.15 – 11.30: Tea and coffee

11.30 – 13.30: Panel 1

Chair: Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Linköping University

ISABELLA ALEXANDER, University of Technology Sydney, Copyright and the creation, circulation and control of geographical knowledge in Australia: 1788 – 1916

Commentator: Gabriel Galvez-Behar, University of Lille

CRISTINA S. MARTINEZ, University of Ottawa, The removal of Poussin’s Sacraments from Italy: A case of displaced heritage and cultural property in the Eighteenth Century?

Commentator: Stina Teilmann-Lock, University of Southern Denmark

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.30: Panel 2

Chair: Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of Law

MARC PERLMAN, Brown University, The dawn of copyright protection for intangible heritage in global governance: A historical vignette

Commentator: Martin Fredriksson, Linköping University

MARIANNE DAHLÉN, Uppsala University, A question of heritage: Salvatore Ferragamo and the invention of the wedge heel

Commentator: Claudy Op Den Kamp, Bournemouth University

16.30 – 16.45: Tea and coffee

16.45 – 17.00: Database Presentation

MARTIN KRETSCHMER, University Of Glasgow, The Stationers’ Register Online (

17.00 – 18.00: Panel 3

Chair: Fiona Macmillan, Birkbeck, University of London and University of Roma Tre

MATTHEW DAVID, Durham University, Leviathan and the air blade: Do we live in a vacuum?

Commentator: Teresa Numerico, University of Roma Tre

19.30. Aperitivo and Book Launch: Studio Legale E-Lex, Via dei Barbieri 6, with the generous support of the Swinburne Law School


Thursday 5 July, Aula Magna, University of Roma Tre, Via Ostiense 159

09.15 – 11.15: Panel 4

Chair: Séverine Dusollier, SciencesPo Law School

HENRIQUE CARVALHO, Birkbeck, University of London, Moving contradictions: Tangibility and intangibility in intellectual property and cultural heritage

Commentator: Marta Iljadica, Aberdeen University

HYO YOON KANG, Kent University, Transgressions as homage and heritage in compositional practices of Luciano Berio and Richard Beaudoin

Commentator: Maurizio Borghi, Bournemouth University

11.15 – 11.30: Tea and coffee

11.30 – 13.30: Panel 5

Chair: Giovanni Maria Riccio, University of Salerno

SEAN PAGER, Michigan State University, Rethinking intangible heritage commodification: Cultural islands, dynamic meanings

Commentator: Caterina Sganga, Central European University

AMY ADLER & JEANNE FROMER, New York University, Taking intellectual property into their own hands

Commentator: Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.30: Panel 6

Chair: Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Linköping University

GUY PESSACH & MICHAL SHUR-OFRY, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Copyright and the Holocaust

Commentator: Giorgio Resta, University of Roma Tre

DANILO MANDIC, University of Westminster, Copyright and heritage: relation, origin, temporality

Commentator: Merima Bruncevic, University of Gothenburg

16.30 – 16.45: Tea and Coffee

16.45 – 17.00: Database presentation

JOSE BELLIDO, University of Kent, An Oral History of Intellectual Property (

17.00 – 18.00: Panel 7

TONI LESTER, Babson College, Questions of trust, betrayal and authorial control in the avant-garde: The case of John Cage and Julius Eastman

Commentator: Giuseppe Colangelo, University of Basilicata

18.00: Business Meeting

20.30: Conference Dinner, Il Biondo Tevere, Via Ostiense 178


Friday 6 July, Aula Magna, University of Roma Tre, Via Ostiense 159

10.15 – 11.15: Panel 8

Chair: Valeria Falce, European University of Rome

NORA SLONIMSKY, Iona College & the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies, Searching for ‘his or her heirs’ in the Capitol Fire of 1911

Commentator: Jannice Käll, Halmstad University

11.15 – 11.30: Tea and coffee

11.30 – 13.30: Panel 9

Chair: Gustavo Ghidini, Luiss University and University of Milano

GOWRI NANYAKKARA, Canterbury Christchurch University, Music as heritage: Copyright, identity and Sinhala music

Commentator: Jose Bellido, University of Kent

SHANE BURKE, Cardiff University, Traversing heritage: Sound and intellectual property law

Commentator: Giovanni Maria Riccio, University of Salerno

13.30: FINISH

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