Catégorie : The Osmose program (english version)

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« Traditional cultural expressions in international law », Lily Martinet’s thesis defence

On June 17, Lily Martinet defended her thesis on « Traditional cultural expressions in international law ». Thesis summary: At the beginning of the 21st century, the use of the term “traditional cultural expression” spread among several international forums. Although they have never been legally defined, traditional cultural expressions are mentioned by two instruments originating within the United Nations system: the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007). This thesis presents how this notion emerged and evolved in international law. It also identifies...

Osmose program: overview of the activities in 2016 (workshops, publications…)

This post was originally published in French. The Year 2017 represents a decisive year for the project, we have gathered a series of answers from our colleagues across the world and will be working on them during two workshops in September and November 2017. Nevertheless, a quick overview of the activities undertaken in 2016 is in order: 1.- Workshops : Two international sessions were organized in 2016: June 28 and 29, 2016: Session in Paris and Cachan (Unesco et Ecole normale supérieure de Paris-Saclay) From December 2nd to December 4th 2016: Session in Riga (Académie de la Culture de Lettonie...

Videos of presentations made at Riga’s seminar on intangible cultural heritage

This post was originally published in French. In a previous article we mentioned the international seminar devoted to intangible cultural heritage, that took place in Riga in June 2015, in the framework of the Franco-Latvian research program Osmose. Some of the presentations made at this event were recorded. You can access these recordings hereunder. The full program with a summary of each presentation is available online. Safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property : the public domain in question Émilie TERRIER, Doctoral student, University of Poitiers, France In 2003, the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage...

Overview of activities in 2014-2015 on intangible cultural heritage law

This post was originally published in French on November 27, 2015. Osmose is a Franco-Latvian research program aiming to develop a methodology for a comparative study of intangible cultural heritage law. During the years 2014 and 2015, several scientific events were organized in France and in Latvia as part of this program managed by the Latvian Academy of Culture and the Institut des sciences sociales du politique, supported by Campus France, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia, and the national Latvian research program Habitus and the International Society for Research on Art and Cultural Heritage...

Looking back on the 2015 Riga Seminar devoted to intangible cultural heritage

This post was originally published in French on November 8, 2015. The seminar that took place in Riga, on the 29th of June 2017 chose a broad perspective to encompass the diversity of legal issues raised by the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, and include in its scope cultural heritage law, environmental law, human rights law and intellectual property law, This event sponsored by the International Society for Research on Art and Cultural Heritage Law was organized within the framework of the Osmose research program “Building a research network on intangible cultural heritage law” managed by the Latvian Academy of...