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CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES 2012-2013
B E N T H A M S E M I N A R S
Wednesdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Seminar Room 7, Gideon Schreier Wing, Bentham House
Faculty of Laws, University College London
Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG
6 March 2013
Alessandro Vassili Hatzihristou Kellis
(European University Institute, Florence)
The Observations of an Englishman and the Notes of a Greek exile:
Bentham’s and Korais’s commentaries
on the Provisional Constitution of Greece of 1822
13 March 2013
Professor Dan Priel
(Osgoode Hall Law School, York University)
Why was Bentham interested in the individuation of laws?
20 March 2013
Dr Huei-chun Su
(Bentham Project, UCL)
John Stuart Mill on Bentham’s Concept of Human Nature
For further information, please contact Phil Baker on 020 7679 1478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bentham Project website www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project
Help the Bentham Project by transcribing Bentham’s original manuscripts:
Transcribe Bentham www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/
CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES 2011-2012
- Université de Genève
21-23 fevrier 2013 :
CESARE BECCARIA : RECEPTION ET HERITAGE. Du temps des Lumières à aujourd’hui.
Département d’histoire générale - Unité d’histoire moderne - Equipe Damoclès - International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ) Centre Bentham (Paris, Université Paris X).
Plus d'info sur le site de l'Université de Genève.
- ISUS Conference
International Society for Utilitarian Studies
ISUS XII Call for Papers: The 12th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will be held from 8-11 August 2012 at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Proposals for papers and sessions are welcome (deadline is 15 March 2012) - please see here for further details.
- Bentham Project
All of the seminars will be held between 11am and 1pm in the Committee Room in the School of Public Policy at UCL (Rubin Building, 29/30 Tavistock Square).
29 February 2012
Dr Emmanuelle de Champs (Paris VIII), Bentham in the Twentieth Century: A Survey of theTimes Literary Supplement
8 March 2012
Dr Tim Causer (UCL), Jeremy Bentham’s and Alexander Maconochie’s Theories of Punishment
15 March 2012
James Shafe (UCL), Utilitarian Public Reason
22 March 2012
Professor Claire Grant (University of Leicester), Sex and Pleasure
13 June 2012
Professor James Murphy (Dartmouth College), A Commentary on the ‘Comment’: Jeremy Bentham on Custom
For further information, please contact Phil Baker (email@example.com). All are welcome!
- New Developments in Bentham Studies
Friday 9 December 2011, Bentham House, UCL
To help mark the relaunch of the Journal of Bentham Studies in a new online homeas part of UCL’s open-access repository of research, the Bentham Project is hosting aone-day international symposium exploring recent developments and new avenues of research in Bentham studies, at which several distinguished scholars will speak.
More Info for registration on Utilitarian Philosophy Blog et Article 2
- Conway Memorial Lecture 2011:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)
Jeremy Bentham - Prophet of Secularism
Philip Schofield, Bentham Project, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Chair: Dr Evan Harris
Register HERE: http://conwaymemoriallecture.eventbrite.com/
- European Network of Utilitarian Scholars (E-Nous)
20 & 21 October, 2011 Granada
“Bentham and the Constitution of Cadiz”
European Network of Utilitarian Scholars
“Influencia del Paradigma Liberal-Utilitarista en las Cortes de Cádiz”
Manuel Escamilla-Castillo, Pilar González-Altable, José Joaquín Jiménez- Sánchez, Josefa Dolores Ruiz-Resa
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Utilitaristas (SIEU)
Department of Legal Philosophy and
The Law Faculty
Universidad de Granada
Call for papers
In Spanish or English. Registration by e-mail indicating author and title and accompanying an abstract of 250 words or less.
Send registration to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES 2010-2011
- Centre Bentham:
Monday 18th and tuesday 19th, April 2011
Of The Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence de Jeremy Bentham
International Congress organised by the Ecole de droit de Sciences Po in the research program SAB «Généalogies de la pensée juridique contemporaine (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles)» of the Ecole de droit with the support of the Centre Bentham
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
13, rue de l’Université – 75007 Paris
Free entry in the limits of available space
Program of the two days of the congress (french) : Utilitarian Philosophy Blog
Friday 21st January 2011 from 9:30am to 6:00pm
Centre Bentham will organise a study-day about:
'Is Foucault a utilitarianist?'
Bibliothèque de l’Institut Michel Villey - 5th floor
Université Paris 2
1 rue d’Ulm - 75005 Paris - France
Contact : Anne Brunon-Ernst, Maître de conférences à Université Panthéon-Assas
Details of the study-day on Utilitarian Philosophy Blog
Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June 2011, San Romano Conference Centre, Lucca, Italy
Eleventh International Conference of ISUS
"The Ethics of Economic Development"
Conference organised by the Dapartment of Economics of the University of Pisa
More info on Utilitarian Philosophy Blog
- SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FILOSOFIA ANALITICA
Monday June 20th, LUISS Guido Carli Sala del Consiglio, viale Pola 12
9:30 - 12:55
Monday June 20, Auditorium UNICEF Italia, via Palestro 68
15:30 - 20:30
Tuesday June 21, LUISS Guido Carli Sala del Consiglio, viale Pola 12
PROGRAMME OF THE CONFERENCE ON Utilitarian Philosophy BLOG
- B E N T H A M S E M I N A R S
Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm, Committee Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, University College London
2 March 2011
Dr Malcolm Quinn (University of the Arts, London) Reading Reynolds with Bentham.
The Idea of the Art School in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain
9 March 2011Dr
Valerie Wallace(UCL) Bentham and Scottish Presbyterianism
16 March 2011
Francesco Ferraro (Milan)
Adjudication and Expectations. Bentham on the Role of Judges
23 March 2011
Dr Xiaobo Zhai (Beijing/UCL)
Bentham on the Division of Power
- European Network of Utilitarian Scholars (E-Nous)
October, 28th and 29th, 2010, Universidad de Granada, Granada (Spain)
First International Seminar University of Granada
"Utilitarianism and Constitution"
Organizers :E-Nous, European Network of Utilitarian Scholars Research Project “Influencia del Paradigma Liberal- Utilitarista en las Cortes de Cádiz” Manuel Escamilla Castillo, Pilar González Altable, José Joaquín Jiménez Sánchez, Josefa Dolores Ruiz Resa. With the assistance of Department of Legal Philosophy Faculty of Law Vice President for Science Policy and Research. Universidad de Granada. Vice President for International Relations Journal Télos SIEU. Iberoamerican Society for Utilitarian Studies Universidad de Granada
Thursday, October 28th
- 10 am Salón Rojo, Faculty of Law Plenary Session Prof. Malik Bozzo-Rey, SOPHIAPOL, Université Paris 10 (Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense)
"Bentham and Public Management: functionaries in the Constitutional Code"
- 12.30 pm Salón Rojo, Faculty of Law. Communications Session I "Utilitarianism and Constitution"
2 pm Lunch
- 5 pm Sala de Conferencias, Faculty of Law Communications Session II "Classical Utilitarianism"
Friday, October 29th
- 10 am Sala de Conferencias, Faculty of Law Third Session of Communications "Contemporary Utilitarianism"
11.30 am Coffee
Noon: Sala de Conferencias: Faculty of Law Plenary Session Prof. Marco Guidi, Department of Economics, Università di Pisa "Bentham and the Political Economy of Constitution“
2 pm Lunch
Registration by email indicating name, surname, address and telephone number or email.Send registration to: Dr. J. D. Ruiz Resa: email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS In Spanish or English. Send please paper by e-mail indicating author and title and accompanying an abstract of 250 words or less.
Deadline: October 15, 2010. Send papers firstname.lastname@example.org . A selection of presented papers will be published by the journal Télos.
- Center in Applied Ethics
October 29-30 2010, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Call for Papers: "Legislative Ethics"
Conference on Applied Ethics organised by Smart Solutions & Support, the Centre in Applied Ethics, with the support of the Romanian National Civil Servants Agency, the Romanian Commission for Bioethics from UNESCO, Dinu Patriciu Foundation and others.
More info on Utilitarian Philosophy blog
- NYU Center for Bioethics
March 5, 2011, New York University
NYU Center for Bioethics in Conjunction with the NYU Program in Environmental Studies
Call for Papers: Valuing Lives, A Conference on Ethics in Health and the Environment
Various policy issues in environmental and health-related matters force policymakers to trade human lives against other values. We welcome original, unpublished papers from philosophers, economists and legal scholars that address whether and how this can be done in a morally acceptable manner. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: commensurability of human life and environmental values; compensation for harms to health; polling, public deliberation, and the appeal to expertise in evaluative matters; prioritizing the life and health of the young and the poorly-off; discounting future lives; saving identifiable lives vs. saving statistical lives; the precautionary principle; the human dignity objection to measuring the value of human life.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions should not exceed 4000 words and must be prepared for blind review. Send the paper, a 150 word abstract and a separate document with your identifying information to Amanda Anjum (email@example.com). Submission deadline is November 1, 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by December 15. For further information, contact Ben Sachs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to the conference website at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/object/Bioethics.valuinglives
CONGRESSES AND CONFERENCES 2009-2010
- Centre Bentham:
Workshops will take place from 6 pm till 8 pm to the Institute Michel Villey - 1, rue d' Ulm 5e stages (Paris) or to the Institut d'Anglais- 10, rue Charles V.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009, Michel Villey institute
Emmanuelle de Champs - Paris 8, Centres Bentham, The " Project of a complete body of laws": current searche on Jeremy Bentham's unpublished work
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009, Michel Villey institute
Anne Brunon-Ernst - Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, Centres Bentham, Bentham and the civil law
Monday, January 18th, 2010, Institut d'anglais
Ann Thomson - Paris 8, Bentham in the religious debates of the Enligthement
Monday, 15 Mars 2010, Institut d'anglais
Jean-Yves Goffi - University of Grenoble, About the environmental ethics
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, Michel Villey institute Summary
Speranta Dumitru - Paris Descartes, Politics of transplantation, utilitarianism and the justice between families
Friday June 4th, 2010 - 17.00 - Maison Heinrich Heine,
Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, 27c, bd Jourdan, 75 014 Paris
17h00 - Round Table. Around Jeremy Bentham's panpticon.
Modération : Emmanuelle de Champs, specialist of Bentham, Université Paris 8, Etudes anglophones and Centre Bentham
With the cooperation of :
Thierry Machuel, pianist and composer,
About the chamber opera "Jeremy Bentham's panopticon"
Kerstin Hausbei, Université Paris 3, Germanic Studies,"Intimacy in the contemporary German theater "
Claire Wrobel, Université Paris 10, English-speaking studies, "Panopticon and contemporary art"
Round Table within the International Colloquium: "Intimacy and Politics in Literature and Contemporary Arts", from June 2nd till June 5th, 2010: Program of the Colloquium (PDF) , Colloquium on the website of Université de Paris
- Bentham Project
16 December 2009
Professor Dr Peter Niesen (TU Darmstadt) Bentham and Kant on Publicity
13 January 2010
Professor Douglas Long (The University of Western Ontario) Bentham’s Magnum Opus
24 March 2010
Dr Michael Quinn (UCL) The Felicific Calculus: 'All Shop Window', or Essential Tool of Legislative Art?
- UCL Institute for Global Health Symposium
14 June 2010 4.30-6.00 pm
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, UCL
The Pleasures of the Bed: Jeremy Bentham on sex, population and happiness
Professor Philip Schofield (UCL )and Dr Michael Quinn (UCL Bentham Project)
(for more info see utilitarian philosophy BLOG)
- Université de Catane
Conferences will take place at the University of Catania, Ex Monastero dei Benedittini, in the Coro di Notte.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 9:30 am Summary
Carmelo Vigna Professor of Moral Philosophy at The University Ca ' Foscari of Venice. "The ethics of Politics"
Santo di Nuovo Professor of psychology , Faculta di Scienze della Formazione, University of Catane. " Henry Sidgwick and the Subliminal "
John de Skorupski Professor of Moral Philosophy, Saint Andrews's University. "The impartiality in Henry Sidgwick "
Friday, November 6th, 2009 9:30 am Summary
Disuke Nakai Ph.D M.A. B.A. history of economical thought, Japan, Society for british Philosophy, Kinki, Osaka. "SIDGWICK'S UTILITARIANISM AND PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY"
Friday, Decembre 4th, 2009 15:30am Summary
Robert Shaver Professor of Ethics, Dept. Philosophy, University of Manitoba "SIDGWICK'S AXIOMS AND MORALITY OF COMMON SENS"
Bart Schultz Director of the Civic Knowledge Project, Senior Lecturer in the Humanities (Philosophy) , University of Chicago "SIDGWICK THE EDUCATOR"
Giuseppe Acocella Vice-president of CNEL, President of the University S. Pio V, Rome "ETHICS AND POLITICS IN TWO WRITTEN WORK OF SIDGWICK"
Giuseppe Giarizzo, former president of the faculty of litterature and philosophy, University of Catania "A DESIRABLE DEMOCRACY"
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 15h30 Summary and video of the meeting
Roger Crisp Associate professor of philosophy, St Anne's College, Director of the Departement of Philosophy, University of Oxford."SIDGWICK, ON INCOHERENCE AND DISCORD: reflexions"
Philip Schofield Professor of legal and political thought, University College London, Director the Bentham Project, associate editor of Utilitas. "SIDGWICK ON BENTHAM: the double aspect of utilitarianism"
Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Summary and video of the meeting
Anthony SkeltonProfessor of Poltical philosophy Departement of Philosophy University of Western Ontario "L'etica pratica nell'utilitarismo"
Gaetano VittoneProfessore Associato di Filosofia Morale, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Univesrsità de Catania "L'emancipazione dell'Uomo"