Upcoming Seminar: Patents on Display and Methods of Exhibition Analysis (Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13.15-15.00: CET)

 

PASSIM holds seminar on Patents on Display and Methods of Exhibition Analysis, December 1, 2020.

 

About the Seminar:

In this seminar organized by PASSIM we present a broad introduction to exhibition analysis methods and a focused analysis on patents on display. Speakers are Annika Öhrner, Södertörn University and Isabelle Strömstedt, Linköping University.  Online participation open for everyone and free of charge. You will be able to ask our speakers questions in real-time during the seminar. We encourage you to invite friends or colleagues by sharing this information. The seminar is chaired by PASSIM PI Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. For more information and updates see our twitter @passimproject

Analysis of exhibitions has been present in disciplines of cultural history for some time; however, in recent scholarship, it seems to have gained renewed theoretical interest. While curatorial studies has emerged within the art field and higher art education since the 1990s, the nascent theoretical field of exhibition analysis is dealing with critical approaches to history. In these contexts, the exhibition is sometimes viewed as a media. While focusing on matters of method, the seminar intends to inspire further reflections on the exhibition as historical document and research object.

In Methods in Exhibition Analysis Annika Öhrner presents some theoretical voices in the field before exploring examples of exhibition analysis in recent dissertations in Art History and its neighbouring disciplines. The exhibition – the art exhibition and industrial exhibitions, the World Exhibitions, the more or less “permanent” displays at the national and regional history museum, etcetera – offers a rich and dense research object. Instead, as when working with a singular object or artifact, or with the producer and the audience, the scholar studying the exhibition as a spatial unit is offered a more complex and fruitful research object, allowing viewing history from different points of departure.

In Patents on Display Isabelle Strömstedt introduces her thesis about the exhibition Idé – Patent – Produkt (Idea – Patent – Product) by the Swedish Patent Office. She presents a narrative approach to exhibition analysis with a focus on displayed documents. By looking at the patents displayed in the exhibition, it becomes clear how they extended both the exhibition’s story-time and story-space.

From the exhibition Amerikansk popkonst. 106 former av kärlek och förtvivlan, Moderna Museet, 1964. ©Moderna Museet, ill. from, Art in transfer in the Era of Pop. Curatorial Practicies and Transnational Strategies, Södertörn University, 2017.

Speakers:

Annika Öhrner Associate Professor in Art History and Director of Doctoral Studies in Art History at Södertörn University. Her research is directed towards critical historiography, cultural transfer and museum- and exhibitions studies. She is also an exhibition curator.

Isabelle Strömstedt PhD Candidate at the Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University.  She is currently working on her thesis preliminary titled The Patent Office on Display: Intellectual Property in the Public Eye.

When and where: 

This information as pdf: Patents on Display and Methods of Exhibition Analysis

Zoom link: https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/69009983664

Time: Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13.15-15.00: CET

Welcome!

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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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Post-May 7th seminar/webinar thoughts

Matts Lindström

 

Last week, on May 7th 2019, we had our first PASSIM seminar. This was a first for us, at least in the sense of doing a seminar and webinar at the same time. José Bellido and Matts Lindström’s discussion on microfilm was an excellent illustration of how rich the intersection between technologies of law and technologies of media can be, an intersection that PASSIM explores in different ways and different historical periods. Matts opened the seminar with a sweeping and informative overview of the microfilm’s relationship to the fragility of paper and to the industrialization of information, aspects that are crucial in trying to understand the past but also the present of a media technology that appears almost extinct. José’s more PASSIM-oriented talk showed how microfilm intervenes in a particular practice and institution – the patent office and in the work of patent examiners. Fascinating stuff! You can enjoy the dialogue between our two presenters and also the questions and discussion that followed on our website: http://www.passim.se

 

Getting ready to broadcast. In socks.

José Bellido

 

 

 

 

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PASSIM seminar: “Microfilm, Law and Scientific Information,” on May 7, 2019

Download pdf-flyer with more info about the PASSIM Seminar on May 7, 2019

Join us for this first PASSIM series of webcasts and webinars. A live webcast of the seminar will be aired online via our own channels.
You will be able to ask our speakers questions in real-time during the webinar. Online participation open for everyone and free of
charge. We encourage you to invite friends or colleagues by sharing this link: www.passim.se
Make sure you follow our twitter for updates! @PASSIMproject
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 15.15-17.00 (CET). Reception to follow. Tvärsnittet, Kopparhammaren, Norrköping.

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