Eva Hemmungs Wirtén


Ongoing Work, Future Plans. 

My primary research interest is in all aspects of intellectual property. Following No Trespassing (2004) and Terms of Use (2008) my new book Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information was published in March 2015 by The University of Chicago Press. Although all three books are about intellectual property, my research interests are pretty eclectic and range from book history to the history of information. The Curie-book represents an effort on my part to combine intellectual property with the study of celebrity culture and the international management of scientific information. In the spring of 2015 I began work on a new book project on patents as public knowledge which will focus on the intersection of patents and bibliography. I'm very fortunate to be the 2015-16 Otlet Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Beckman Center in Philadelphia and will be in residence there for three months (May-July) 2016 working on this project. 

At the Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot-Curie memorial, l'Arcouest, Bretagne, summer 2013.