Call for Papers: Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge

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The Universit√© Sorbonne Nouvelle will be hosting a conference entitled “Copyright and the Circulation of Knowledge: Industry Practices and Public Interest in Great Britain from the 18th Century to the Present” between October 7th and October 8th, 2016. The call for papers requires a 200 word abstract and 100 word biography to be submitted by January 15th, 2016, and includes the following:

New combinations of technology, culture, and business practice are transforming relationships among authors, publishers, and audiences in many fields of knowledge, including journalism, science research, and academia … This conference seeks to bring together specialists of Great Britain from the eighteenth century to the present to explore the complex relationship between copyright and the circulation of knowledge. We welcome case studies that focus on a particular time period as well as papers that show how attitudes and practices have changed over time. Papers that bring past and present concerns into dialogue are especially welcome.

To read more about the conference or to apply, you can visit their website here.

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