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[S2E3] Past Present X Future Over Yesterday __FULL__


When we talk about Juneteenth, sometimes called America's second Independence Day, what exactly are we talking about? How has the end of slavery been celebrated across time in Black communities? What political obligations does its commemoration bring to the fore? Join our hosts, Ebun Ajayi and Mélena Laudig, as they talk with Professor Joshua B. Guild about the past, present, and future of Juneteenth.




[S2E3] Past Present x Future Over Yesterday



Modern issues of resource, environment and biodiversity sustainability are areas to which bioarchaeology is making an increasing contribution, as growing knowledge and understanding of the past relates to the present day. Horse breeding is an excellent example. Horses have played a significant part throughout human history. Before the development of firearms the horse was crucial to warfare; before the invention of the steam engine it was the fastest and most reliable form of land transport. Today its importance in the undeveloped and developing world has scarcely diminished and even in the developed world it is of great economic importance to sport and leisure industries.


In addition to studies which focus on gaining a greater understanding of the past history of horses, research is also being undertaken which is critical for the existence of present and future generations of horses. The field of archaeogenetics, where genetics methods are used to answer archaeological questions, is playing a key role in this. Boosted by funding from the Isaac Newton Trust, a DNA project, led by Dr Mim Bower, is analysing whether remote, isolated populations of horses preserve the genetic signature of extinct horse populations and whether this can tell us about how, where and when horses were domesticated in the past. This data is also crucial to conservation genetics as many horse breeds in central Asia have become extinct in the last 50-60 years and more are likely to follow.


National Treasure: Edge of History is a new action-adventure series brought to us by Disney +. Unlike the movies, the Series does not have Nicolas Cage as the main character, Benjamin Gates. The series instead follows the main character of Jess Valenzuela's journey as she uncovers a lost treasure, hidden for centuries. One of the notable aspects of the television series is the representation of women, with many adventure-action movies and shows typically featuring women as side-kicks or love interests of the main, male protagonist. We all love seeing action-packed characters like Indiana Jones and The Mummy's Rick O'Connell. However, it is refreshing to see another female Tomb-raider-like character on our screens!


In this issue, scholars and practitioners from across the world present on a variety of issues, including trademark law, design protection, and open-source licensing. Dr. Vikrant Vasudeva discusses open-source software licensing and intellectual property rights. Irina Pak of the BPP Law School in the U.K. presents an essay on the evolution of European trademark rights. Professor Estelle Derclaye of the University of Nottingham, U.K., discusses design rights decisions and the future of design rights in the U.K. Professor Alexandra Roberts of the University of New Hampshire in Concord examines the effect of trademark law on the name change of educational institutions. Professor Sarah Burstein of the University of Oklahoma College of Law examines copyright protection of designs. Professor Jason Rantanen of the University of Iowa College of Law presents a discussion on inequitable conduct in patent suits. Camilla Hrdy of Berkeley Law considers in discussion state patent regimes as an alternative for inventors who disagree with the current patent system in the United States. Dean Timothy Holbrook of Emory University School of Law examines the interest of the Supreme Court in patent law. 041b061a72


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