ISHTIP Symposium: Geographies of IP
The 2010 ISHTIP workshop will be held September 24-26 at American University Washington College of Law.
The agenda and registration information is now available.
Following its first successful meeting in June 2009 at Bocconi University in Milan on "The Construction of Immateriality," the second workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) will consider "Geographies of Intellectual Property." By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our present intellectual property regime the workshop aims to foster richer contextualization of this regime than can be provided by legal history working alone. To this end it will assemble scholars from across the disciplines - from anthropology, economic and business history, the history of science, literary and cultural history, as well as from legal history and theory
The International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) promotes and supports scholarly investigation of the national histories of patent, copyright, and “related” rights; the diverse “roads not taken” in the evolution of these legal structures; contemporary countertrends; and the laws and norms that have been devised in non European cultures around the world to manage intellectual production and exchange.