3 Jun 2010 10:30am - 3:30pm CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge


Who owns academic research and why does it matter? Is it the individual researcher, their university, or their publisher? What impact will the growing momentum behind open access forms of publishing have on researchers in the near future? Why is peer-to-peer knowledge exchange condemned as piracy or plagiarism in some contexts, but celebrated as research collaboration in others? What are the ethics of assigning authorship within research teams?

These are some of the questions which will be addressed by our panel of contributors during the workshop.

Confirmed speakers include:


Morning session:
Linda Bree
(Editorial Director, Arts and Literature, Cambridge University Press)
Rupert Gatti (Open Book Publishers and Trinity College)
Gary Hall (Cultural and Media Theorist, author of 'Digitize this Book!: the Politics of New Media or Why We Need Open Access Now' (Minnesota UP, 2008) and CRASSH Visiting Fellow)
Elin Stangeland (DSpace Cambridge)


Afternoon session:
Adam Steenkamp (Cambridge Research Office)
Jennifer Davis (Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Faculty of Law)
Robin Osborne (Faculty of Classics


The morning session will open with a wide-ranging exploration the future of academic publishing and research dissemination. Our contributors are well-placed to give a broad perspective on these questions and there will be plenty of opportunity for the audience to contribute to the discussion.


The afternoon will have a more practical focus. Adam Steenkamp will give a briefing on Intellectual Property issues in research contracts. Two leading researchers in Law and the Humanities, Jennifer Davis and Robin Osborne, will explore questions relating to orginality, academic authorship and the ownership of research in a short interactive session to finish the day.




Speaker biographies available here.


The workshop is free of charge. Postdoctoral researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities have priority for bookings, but other colleagues are also very welcome.


To book, please email Michelle Maciejewska attaching this form.

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