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Published in British Academy Review, Issue 22 (Summer 2013).
On 21 June 2013, the British Academy and the Royal Society co-hosted a UK ‘town hall’ meeting at which researchers and a range of stakeholders were able to discover more about the new ‘Future Earth’ initiative, which is being led by the International Council for Science (ICSU).
The text of Jane C Ginsburg’s British Academy Law Lecture – ‘From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and universal authors’ rights’ – was one of the first articles posted to the new online open-access Journal of the British Academy, in July 2013. The lecture discusses the legal implications of two competing claims: the utopian aspiration to provide access to all knowledge, and pursuit of the universal protection of authors’ rights. In this edited extract, Professor Ginsburg provides some background to the legal discussion by describing some historical examples of ‘access to knowledge’ utopianism.
The British Academy’s sumptuous two-part catalogue of ‘The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College, Oxford’ was launched at a reception in the college on 19 April 2013. It is the latest in the British Academy’s Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (Catalogue of Medieval Window Glass) series. The catalogue’s author, Dr Tim Ayers, is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of York, and is a Vice-President of the international Corpus Vitrearum.