PASSIMer of the month (Isabelle)

I am a Ph.D. candidate with an interest in how the patent office was constructed and presented to the public. My dissertation is part of the PASSIM project and explores the history of the Swedish Patent and Registration office, and how they created and communicated their history. As a Ph.D. candidate it is a privilege to be part of PASSIM and get a chance to learn from, and discuss research with, such established scholars and researchers.

My first article is about the jubilee exhibition of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office in 1941, and what kind of display technologies and narratives that were used to educate the public about the patent office and the patent system. My dissertation will contribute insight into how culture conventions and dominant norms have shaped the construction of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office narrative, and how the history was presented to the public discourse. I have been academically trained as an interdisciplinary researcher with a bachelor- and a master’s degree in culture, society, and media at the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture at Linköping University.

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PASSIM Special Guest 2019: Dr David Pretel

Join us for a pre-workshop seminar with Dr David Pretel on September 9, 2019 @ 15.15-17.00 @ Tvärsnittet, Kopparhammaren, Norrköping.

For each of the three workshops PASSIM hosts during 2017-2022, we invite one of the workshop participants for an extended stay as a PASSIM Special Guest, seeking further discussions and networking with a scholar whose work represents important insights and complementary perspectives to PASSIM’s. In his talk on September 9, David Pretel—PASSIM Special Guest for 2019—will present a comparative study of French, British, Dutch and Spanish colonial patent systems in the Caribbean and their transition to postcolonial systems during the 20th century. His study of the rise of colonial patent institutions poses interesting questions about the diversity of institutional agency, imperial governance, legal transfers, knowledge structures and technological cultures throughout modern history.

Flyer David Pretel

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pre-seminar to ISHTIP 2019

Both PASSIM PI Eva Hemmungs Wirtén and Doctoral candidate Isabelle Strömstedt will be presenting papers at the forthcoming ISHTIP workshop in Australia, between July 4-6, 2019. Hosted this year by Isabella Alexander at University of Technology, Sydney, ISHTIP has become an important interdisciplinary venue for scholars whose work engages with intellectual property, both historically and in the present. This year’s theme, “IP and the visual,” promises to be a very stimulating one. On May 22, 2019, PASSIM organizes a “pre-ISHTIP” seminar where our two ISHTIP participants will discuss their papers and talk about their current research. Eva Hemmungs Wirtén’s paper is entitled “Evidence, Envelopped: Something on Proof, Priority and Patents (but not necessarily in that order)” och Isabelle Strömstedt’s “Celebrating Patents: the Swedish Patent Office’s Jubilee Exhibition of 1941.” The seminar will take place at Tema Q, Tvärsnittet, Norrköping, between 13.15-15.00. What do envelopes and exhibitions have to do with patents? That’s what we’ll talk about at the seminar.

Eva ISHTIP abstract

Isabelle ISHTIP abstract

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