Empirical Legal Research Network

Event Name Empirical Legal Research Network
Start Date 11th Feb 2014 12:30pm
End Date 11th Feb 2014 1:30pm
Duration 1 hour

Speaker: Hannah Donaldson (University of Stirling)


This talk stems from a 3-year AHRC-funded interdisciplinary project called InVisible Difference, which seeks to better understand authorship and ownership in dance created by and for disabled people, and the role of law in that setting. While the project has just entered its second year, the team has conducted micro-ethnographic observations of disabled dance artists and choreographers as they design and practice dance. This talk will focus on the conduct of our preliminary observations by team members from different disciplines, and how those observations are enhancing our understanding of the dance setting and the law in practice.


Hannah Donaldson is a third year PhD student from the University of Stirling. She graduated from the University of Stirling in 2006 with a BA (Hons) in History before completing her LLB in law in 2010. Hannah has presented on the UN Disability Convention and it's legal enforcement, and has also attended training on the UN Disability Convention provided by the Academy of European Law, Germany. She is currently part of a multi-institution research team examining the role of IP law in dance, and specifically disabled dance.