Socio-Legal Studies Conference – Art, Culture and Heritage Theme

Conference: Socio-Legal Studies Conference – Theme: Art, Culture and Heritage

5-7 April 2016
Lancaster, UK
Organisers: Janet Ulph and Charlotte Woodhead

This stream seeks to bring together discourse on the interface between, art, culture, heritage and the law. It is open to researchers in law as well as in other disciplines. To this end papers will be welcomed concerning cultural values, the legal and non-legal regulation of art, culture and heritage as well as the rights which exist in respect of these.

Papers may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural values;
  • Ethical issues concerning the treatment of cultural heritage;
  • The relationship between property and culture;
  • Cultural rights and human rights;
  • Cultural institutions and the law;
  • The de-accessioning or acquisition of objects from museums and other cultural institutions;
  • Legal protection of artistic works, the built environment and objects of cultural importance;
  • The illicit trade in cultural objects;
  • Minority rights and interests relevant to culture and heritage; and
  • Art and aesthetics and their relationship to law.

For details of how to submit papers, and conference information, see the website.