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- PhD completion - Diyana Sulaiman was awarded her PhD for her thesis on ‘The Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Indonesia and Malaysia’. The thesis was supervised by Professor Christoph Antons as principal supervisor with Dr Rita Matulionyte (Newcastle Law School) and Associate Professor Rohazar Wati Zuallcobley (University of Technology MARA) as co-supervisors. Diyana was offered a lecturer position after submission of her thesis and is now teaching in the Faculty of Law of the University of Technology MARA in Shah Alam, the capital city of the state of Selangor in Malaysia.
- Professor Christoph Antons received a grant from the World Technology Universities Network for a joint research meeting with Professor Charlotte Waelde and Dr Harriet Deacon of Coventry University to discuss possible future project applications related to their research on intangible cultural heritage in Asia and Africa respectively. The researchers met at the Coventry University London Campus on 23 September 2019. The meeting was followed by Christoph’s seminar presentation on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage, Intellectual Property and the Politics of Development’. The seminar was organised by the Enredados Network, a network of policymakers, academics and practitioners in the field of intellectual property and intangible cultural heritage. While in Europe, Christoph also presented a paper on ‘Agricultural transformation and government regulation of farmers’ local knowledge in Indonesia’ at the 4th Annual Conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN) at Humboldt University in Berlin.
- Agung Wardana presented a paper in 2019, 'Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Environment: The Legal Protection of the Indigenous Communities and their Rights to the Customary Lands in Malaysia'. The paper was co-authored with Mohd Nazim Ganti Shaari from Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam.
- Junjie Su presented a paper on Rural Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnic Tourism: Experiences of Yunnan, China in the ICOMOS 2019 Advisory Committee Scientific Symposium on Rural Heritage - Landscapes and Beyond, on 17 October 2019, in Marrakesh, Morocco.
- Professor Lynn Meskell of Stanford University launched the book ‘Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage’, co-edited by Christoph Antons and William Logan, at a seminar at Deakin University on November 1, 2018. The book was launched together with other volumes in the Key Issues in Cultural Heritage series of Routledge. The book launch was accompanied by a panel discussion including Professors Meskell, Antons and Logan, Key Issues in Cultural Heritage series co-editor Professor Laurajane Smith, Mr Gary Campbell (Australian National University) and Professor Andrea Witcomb (Deakin University).
- The book Intellectual Property, Cultural Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage, edited by CIs Profs Christoph Antons and William Logan, was published in the ‘Key Issues in Cultural Heritage’ Series of Routledge in January 2018.
- Professor Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Intellectual property and the business of intangible cultural heritage in Asia: cross-border disputes and community concerns” at the 4th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China on 5 September2018
- CI Prof Christoph Antons delivered a public lecture on Intellectual Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage at Airlangga University in Indonesia. The public lecture was attended by PhD students, staff of Airlangga Law faculty and intellectual property teachers for the Association of Indonesian IP Academics on 1 August 2017.
- Agung Wardana’s PhD in Law was conferred by Murdoch University on 25 January 2017. The title of his thesis is ‘Law, Space and Development: Contested Space and Governance in Contemporary Bali’.
- Junjie Su’s PhD was conferred by Deakin University in 2017. The title of his thesis is ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the Context of Tourism: A Case Study of Lijiang, China’.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons was invited to present a paper on ‘Cross-border implications of intellectual and cultural property in intangible cultural heritage’ at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, on 15 September 2016
- CI Prof Christoph Antons was invited as Expert at the UNESCO Expert Meeting on Developing an Overall Results Framework for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Beijing, China on 7-9 September 2016.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons and PhD candidate Diyana Sulaiman visited the office of Majlis Adat Istiadat Sarawak, Malaysia, in September 2016.
- PhD candidates Diyana Sulaiman and Lisa Rogers attended the Association of the Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) conference in Montreal, Canada on 3-6 June 2016.
- International Research Development Grant, Deakin University (for collaborative project on ‘FAO and UNESCO Approaches to Agricultural Heritage and Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Asia and Africa’, with Dr. Papa Sow and Willis Okumu, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn)
- Professor Christoph Antons was a contributing expert to the report on the implications of patent policy for the human right to science and culture by Dr. Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights (UN Doc. A/70/279 of 4 August 2015).
- Professor Christoph Antons provided advice on the issue of “traditional cultural expressions” during the drafting process of the Australian Indigenous Design Charter: Communication Design: Protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in communication design practice, Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (ADV); Design Institute of Australia (DIA); Deakin University – Institute of Koorie Education (IKE); Deakin University – School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA).
- CI Prof Christoph Antons, together with PhD students Lisa Rogers and Diyana Sulaiman, presented a paper on “Intangible Cultural Heritage Across Borders” at the Law School Research Forum, Deakin University on 30 October 2015.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Intellectual property rights in indigenous and local knowledge in emerging resource management regimes” at the interactive workshop on ‘The role of traditional culture/knowledge in food and agriculture systems’, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, on 30 September 2015.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Intellectual and cultural property in Indonesia’s intangible cultural heritage claims and their cross-border implications’ at the international workshop on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Across Borders: Laws, Structures and Strategies in China and its ASEAN Neighbours, School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne, on 16 April 2015.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Geographical indications in the context of Indonesian decentralisation policies” at the international conference on ‘Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development and Culture in Asia-Pacific, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, on 27 March 2015.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons and CI Prof William Logan co-convened an international workshop on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Across Borders: Laws, Structures and Strategies in China and its ASEAN Neighbours’, School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne on 15-16 April 2015. It was attended by speakers from law and various social science disciplines such as heritage studies, Asian studies and anthropology. Dr Farida Shaheed, Independent Expert and Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights also attended the workshop.
- CI Logan gave two presentations at the above international workshop on 15-16 April 2015: Ethnicity, Heritage and Human Rights on Myanmar’s Shan State Border with China, and (with Dr Tran Huu Son)Policies and Experiences in the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage Values in the Context of Globalization in the Border Areas of Lao Cai Province, Vietnam.
- CI Logan gave the keynote address Policy on World Heritage, Community Participation and Sustainable Development at the ‘Understanding Community Participation and Rights-Based Approaches in World Heritage’ international seminar, Hanoi, Vietnam, 26-27 November 2015.
- CI Prof William Logan and Prof Ana Vrdoljak (Faculty of Law, UTS) convened a conference panel session relevant to the ARC Discovery project ‘Inclusive Heritage and Human Rights in Asian Governance Contexts’ at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, ANU, Canberra, 2-4 December 2014. http://archanth.anu.edu.au/heritage-museum-studies/association-critical-heritage-studies/conference
- CI Prof Christoph Antons and Dr Alexandra Denes convened a conference panel on ‘Asian Borderlands and the regulation of Intangible Cultural Heritage’ at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, ANU, Canberra, 2-4 December 2014. CI Prof William Logan and CI Prof Carol Warren also presented papers in this panel. http://archanth.anu.edu.au/heritage-museum-studies/association-critical-heritage-studies/conference
- Dr Alexandra Denes completed an English language translation of the Thai Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Draft Bill. CI Prof Christoph Antons and Dr Denes prepared a successful proposal for a panel on ‘Asian Borderlands and the regulation of Intangible Cultural Heritage’ at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, in Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, on 2-4 December 2014.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Hubungan warisan tak benda dengan hukum milik intelektual” (‘The relationship of intangible cultural heritage with intellectual property law’ at a seminar of the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, on 19 November 2014.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Intellectual property, cultural property and intangible cultural heritage” at a seminar of the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 17 November 2014.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons was invited to present a seminar paper, “Intellectual and cultural property in discourses about intangible cultural heritage” at the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge, on 23 October 2014 http://www.cipil.law.cam.ac.uk/news/article.php?section=26&article=2735
- CI Prof Jianfu Chen gave a keynote speech on "ICH Protection and the Uncomfortable Position of the Rule of Law in the Contemporary Chinese Political Culture" at the International Summit of Chinese Legal Philosophy, in Sydney in October 2014.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Well-known trade marks in developing countries: Basic principles and examples from Indonesia” at the IP Meeting, School of Law, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, on 17 September 2014
- Dr Alexandra Denes was invited to present a special lecture based on her ICH research for the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) Summer School on 19 August 2014, on the topic of "Reading Craft: Itineraries of Culture, Knowledge and Power in the Global Ecumene." Dr Denes' lecture was entitled "Crafting Ethnicity, Territorializing the Other: Thailand's Heritage Regime'.
- CI Prof Carol Warren gave a conference presentation on 'World Heritage and Agrarian Identities: Critical Perspectives on The Cultural Landscape of Bali", 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development on 22-25 July 2014 in Guimaraes, Portugal.
- Dr Alexandra Denes presented a conference paper, 'Folklorizing Northern Khmer Identity in Thailand: Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Production of Good Culture', at the AAS-In-Asia Conference - Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation in Singapore on 17-18 July 2014.
- Murdoch University PhD Candidate Mr. Agung Wardana prepared and gave a conference presentation, ‘Adat-Dinas in the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: Defining the Domain of World Heritage Within a Pluralistic Legal Setting’, also at the IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) conference in Singapore in July 2014 http://www.iias.nl/sites/default/files/IIAS_NL67_42.pdf
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Globalisation and Resistance: Law Reform Processes in Asia” at a seminar of the School of Law, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, on 10 June 2014
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Plant Variety Protection and Farmers’ IP Rights” at the Workshop ‘TRIPS ’94 +20: Beyond Trade Rules, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, on 15 April 2014
- CI Prof William Logan was interviewed for the 'This Morning' program on Seoul’s radio station tbs Efm, on the intangible cultural heritage of the Haenyeo diving women on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, and the difficulties of trying to safeguard traditional minority cultures in a modernizing world. (broadcast 6 March 2014)
- Dr Alexandra Denes presented a conference paper ‘Making “good” culture: Thailand’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Bill and the case of Kantruem folk music’, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Conference, Singapore, on 16-17 January 2014.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a conference paper ‘Linking Cultural Expressions and the Environment in Cross-Border Disputes About Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia’ at the Cultural Heritage: Environment, Ecology and Inter-Asian Interactions Conference, Nalanda University, Rajgir, India, on 6 January 2014. http://www.iias.nl/sites/default/files/IIAS_NL67_44.pdf
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Globalisation and Resistance: The politics of law reform processes in Asia” at the Research Seminar Series, School of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne, on 2 August 2013
- CI Prof William Logan gave a public address on ‘Heritage in the Asian Century’ to the Australian Institute of International Affairs and University of Western Sydney, in Sydney on 9 May 2013, and a paper ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Individual and Collective Cultural Rights in Asia’ at the International Workshop on ‘Collective Cultural Rights vis-à-vis General International Law: Relocating the Third-Generation Human Rights’, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw on 24-25 June 2013.
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Heritage and traditional knowledge: The approaches of WIPO and UNESCO and their impact on national laws” at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana, India, on 17 April 2013
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Intellectual Property in Myanmar” at the Australia Myanmar Institute Inaugural Conference “Progress, Opportunities and Concerns in Myanmar’s Transition”, Melbourne, on 18 March 2013
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Innovations in IP Teaching in Australia” at the Workshop on Innovations in Indian IP Teaching and Research, National Law University Delhi / National Academy of Law Teachers / School of Law, University of Washington / WB National University of Juridical Sciences – Kolkata, Delhi, on 27 January 2013
- CI Prof Christoph Antons presented a paper on “Between state, community and market: The emerging plant variety protection systems of ASEAN countries” at a seminar of the Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, on 9 January 2013