January 27, 2022

Veit Erlmann [University of Texas at Austin]: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions: South Africa’s Copyright Reform

Abstract In the aftermath of apartheid, South Africa embarked on an ambitious revision of its intellectual property system. This paper explores the role of copyright in […]
January 27, 2022

Luo Li [Coventry University]: Uncertain Future of Chinese Folk Music in Digitalisation

Abstract Digital technologies bring huge changes in stimulating music creation, distributing music, and enhancing the audio-visual experiences of humans. Folk music, embracing ethnic minority groups’ unique […]
January 27, 2022

Mary W. Gani [Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria]: Re-thinking Copyright Reversion for Nigerian Popular Music in an Evolving Digital Culture

Abstract Afrobeats, which is the catch-all term for popular music from Nigeria and much of West Africa, has enjoyed increasing global attention in the 21st century. […]
January 27, 2022

Michael Lounsbury [University of Alberta]: Frontiers of Cultural Entrepreneurship

Abstract Cultural entrepreneurship research has grown dramatically over the past couple of decades. This talk provides a brief overview of cultural entrepreneurship theory based on the […]
January 27, 2022

Alice Lam [Royal Holloway University of London]: Entrepreneurial Stories, Cultural Brokerage and Creativity in Hybrid Space

Abstract Alice Lam has been asked to comment on Michael Lounsbury’s talk on cultural entrepreneurship by drawing on her research on identity, hybridity, and creativity. The […]
January 27, 2022

Steve Casper [Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont]: Perspectives on Cultural Entrepreneurship

Abstract Commenting on the keynotes of Michael Lounsbury and Alice Lam. About the Speaker Steve Casper is Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management at Keck Graduate […]
January 27, 2022

Rebecca Ohene-Asah [Filmmaker / University of Ghana]: Audio-Visual Archiving Dynamics in Ghana

Abstract Ghana’s historical audio-visual archives are largely inaccessible. As such, there is a disconnect between current cultural productions and what already exist. On the national level, […]
January 27, 2022

Ji-hoon Kim [Chung Ang University, Seoul]: The Uses of Found Footage and The ‘Archival Turn’ of Recent Korean Documentary

Abstract This paper examines the ways in which several Korean documentary films in the 2010s use archival footage of the distant or recent histories of Korea. […]
January 27, 2022

Hyginus Ekwuazi [University of Ibadan]: Nollywood—The Making of a Digital Dark Age

Abstract The consciousness that runs through this paper is that a film industry is developed in direct proportion to the extent that it is able to […]