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Circulation and Control

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"Images, Copyright, et le domaine public au XIXe siècle" est un projet pluriannuel qui a débuté avec un colloque au Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library (Delaware) le 29-30 mars 2018.

Un second colloque aura lieu à Paris à Reid Hall (l’institut de Columbia University) le 20-21 juin 2019. Le titre "Circulation and Control : Art, Copyright, and the Image Revolutions of the Nineteenth Century," correspond à un livre collectif en cours de préparation.

Circulation and Control : Art, Copyright, and the Image Revolutions of the Nineteenth Century

Conference organized by the Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones (LARCA, UMR 8225 – Université Paris Diderot – CNRS) and Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library

With the generous support of the Terra Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Institut universitaire de France

Date : 20-21 June 2019

Place : Columbia Global Centers Europe (Reid Hall), 4 rue du Chevreuse 75006 Paris

Please note : This conference will consist entirely of discussions of pre-circulated papers. There will be no oral presentations so it is important to read the papers in advance. If you would like to attend the meeting and have access to the papers, please contact wslauter [at] univ-paris-diderot [dot] fr


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Section 1 : Images and the Boundaries of Copyright

9:00-9:20 : Welcome and introduction by Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire (Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library) and Will Slauter (LARCA, Paris Diderot – CNRS)

9:20-10:00 : Isabella Alexander (law, University of Technology Sydney) and Cristina S. Martinez (art history, University of Ottawa), “The First Copyright Case under the 1735 Engravers’ Act : The Germination of Visual Copyright ?”

10:00-10:40 : Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire (curator of fine arts, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library), “Painting as Intellectual Property in Nineteenth-Century America”

10:40-11:00 : Coffee break

11:00-11:40 : Simon Stern (law, University of Toronto), “Artistic Copyright and Derivative Rights in Nineteenth-Century England”

11:40-12:20 : Oren Bracha (law, University of Texas), “Before A Picture Was Worth A Thousand Words : Ben-Hur in Court”

12:20-13:40 : Lunch

Part 2 : Legal Norms and Industry Practices

13:40-14:20 : Erika Piola (curator of prints and photographs, Library Company of Philadelphia), “The Frame Maker/Picture Dealer : The Hybrid Entrepreneur of the Nineteenth-Century Popular Print Market”

14:20-15:00 : Karen Lemmey (curator of sculpture, Smithsonian Institution), “Nineteenth-century American Sculpture and U.S. Design Patents”

15:00-15:20 : Coffee break

15:20-16:00 : Michael Knies (librarian, University of Scranton), “Honorable Emulation Versus Dishonorable Appropriation : Copying, Piracy, and Copyright in Late Nineteenth-Century Typography”

16:00-17:00 : Alessandra Tosi (OpenBook Publishers, Cambridge). Presentation of OBP and Q&A about the publication process

19:30 : Conference dinner in local restaurant

Friday June 21, 2019

9:30-10:10 : Shannon Perich, (curator of photographic history, Smithsonian), “Did Patent Confusion Dim the Ambrotype ?”

10:10-10:50 : Rose Roberto, (typography and graphic communication, University of Reading), “(Re)Assembling Reference Books and Recycling Images : The Wood Engravings of the W. & R. Chambers Firm”

10:50-11:10 : Coffee break

11:10-11:50 : Thomas Smits (history, University of Utrecht), “Stolen Clichés : Piracy, Copyright, and the Transnational Trade in Illustrations of News in the Mid-Nineteenth Century”

Part 3 : Privacy, Property, and the Public Interest

11:50-12:30 : Elena Cooper (law, CREATE, University of Glasgow) and Marta Iljadica (law, CREATE, University of Glasgow), “Architectural Copyright, Painters, and Rights to Public Space in Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain”

12:30-14:00 : Lunch

14:00-14:40 : Jill Haley (curator, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand), “King Tāwhiao’s Photograph : Commerce, Celebrity and Copyright in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand”

14:40-15:20 : Jessica Lake (law, Swinburne Law School), “The Kodak Camera and Privacy v. Copyright : The (Gendered) Fight for Rights in a Photographic Image in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century America”

15:20-15:40 : Coffee break

15:40-16:20 : Katherine Mintie (research fellow in photography, Harvard Art Museums), “Photography vs The Press : Benjamin J. Falk and the Value of Studio Photography in the Halftone Era”

16:20-17:00 : Final discussion (main themes of the volume, practical next steps)

17:00-18:30 : Catered reception (on site at Reid Hall)

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