2 June 2017
The Oculus Building 0.04 (OC0.04)
9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Prof Bruce Gilbert (Bishop’s) Power and the Good: On the Calling to be a University
Chair: Prof Stephen Houlgate
10:45 Ideas of the University
Johannes Niederhauser (Warwick) The Humboldt University Ideal
Christopher Ivins (Warwick) Why Have the Universities Stopped Teaching the Meaning of Life?
Dr Simon Grimble (Durham) Against Burying Your Head in the Sand: Polemical Intelligence in Stefan Collini’s Writings on Universities
Chair: Dr Eileen John
12:45 Property, Knowledge, Data
Felipe Figueroa Zimmermann (Warwick) Academic Freedom, Intellectual Property and the Autonomy of Cultural Production
Hannah Hickman (Sheffield) Piracy as Resistance: The Question of Sci-Hub and “Free” Access to Research
Clémence Pinel (KCL) The Metrics of Dependence: Research Entrepreneurs in an Epigenetics Laboratory
Chair: Lara Choksey
14:15 Prof Shaheen Sardar Ali (Warwick) Teaching Islamic Law in the Western Academe
Chair: Dr Sara Salem
15:30 University, Commons and State
Richard Elliott (Edinburgh) Power to the People: What do Student-led Changes to University Curricula Mean for Academic Freedom?
Dr Mike Finn (Warwick) Academic Freedom in the UK: The Question of the State
Chair: Dr Lisa Tilley
17:00 Prof Robbie Shilliam (QMUL) How Black Deficit Entered into the Academy
Chair: Dr Meleisa Ono-George
18:00 Closing remarks and drinks reception
For full information, see conference webpage.
This event is supported by the Warwick Connecting Cultures GRP, Warwick Library's Postgraduate Community Engagement, and CRPLA.