September news from the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.

Firstly, we welcome back Stephanie Roberts from her sabbatical, and wish Steve Greenfield good luck on his research leave. Steve is due back in January, and we hope to have reports of both Stephanie’s and Steve’s activities in due course. The Summer is generally quieter in terms of activities, but we have the following items to report on:

Danilo Mandic gave a paper entitled Copyright and its times, at 'New legal temporalities? Discipline and resistance across domains of time', Canterbury, Kent, 8-10 September 2016.

Ken Foster and Guy Osborn were delighted to have their piece Dancing on the edge of disciplines: Law and the interdisciplinary turn published in the Sage Handbook of Sports History. The piece originally appeared in the recently relaunched Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. The Handbook is a four volume compendium of key works and Guy and Ken are delighted to be included alongside giants such as Allen Guttman, Eric Hobsbawm, Elliot Gorn, Eric Dunning and Clifford Geertz, amongst others.

Simon Flacks and Guy Osborn were part of a team that completed a project commissioned by the Mayor of London/Night Time Commission Research. The team also submitted a response to the House of Lords Select Committee Call for Evidence on the Licensing Act 2013.

Paresh Kathrani has been busy as usual. In July, he accompanied four Westminster Law School students on an EU-funded human rights summer school to Vilnius, Lithuania. The summer school, which is part of a project led by the Mykolas Romeris University, and involving Westminster Law School, looking at the relevance of the Second World War today, included a number of interactive sessions on themes such as international humanitarian law and international refugee law. Students also undertook a number of cultural and legal field trips, including a visit to the genocide museum and a Second World War camp. Paresh, who is a member of WISE, delivered a human rights session at the School, helped prepare students for a moot case and also judged the moot, which took place at the Constitutional Court in Vilnius. In addition, there is more exciting news on the computer game he has been developing with colleagues in Computer Science.

Finally, the Film Matters and Theory Meets Practice events for 2016 were announced – please sign up.


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