An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds
Medicine, Patenting & Ownership in Historical Perspective
An international and interdisciplinary workshop
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, UK
14-15 July 2014
As part of the AHRC Research Network ‘Rethinking Patenting Cultures’, colleagues are invited to attend this two-day workshop on the history of patenting and ownership in the history of medicine and healthcare. This event will see scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds come together to examine the role which intellectual property, broadly construed, has played in a shifting medical landscape, from the development of new surgical instruments and techniques in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through to the impact of patenting practices on the distribution of modern pharmaceuticals.
The symposium will take place at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds which houses an internationally significant collection of historic medical objects and texts. The full programme available through the website.
A very limited number of places are available at the workshop for non-speakers and these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please visit the project website to register, specifying ‘Workshop 2’. A registration fee is payable to cover catering costs. Please address any queries to the Network Administrator, Carl Warom: rethinkingpatentculturesATgmail.com.