This website gives information on Jeremy Bentham and about the work of the Bentham Project. We are the world centre for Bentham Studies and our main activity is the production of the new edition of Bentham's Collected Works. We are part of UCL's Faculty of Laws.
News and Events
- Professor G.J. Postema will deliver the next Bentham Seminar, entitled 'Bentham's "Revisionist" Positivism', on 12 March 2014. View the full programme or download the poster. All welcome.
- Emeritus Professor Philip Steadman of UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture, has published a book examining the histories of a number of common building types, including houses, hospitals, factories, and prisons. The book contains information on Bentham's panopticon prison scheme. For details of how to order the book, please download the flyer.
- ISUS XIII: The 13th Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will be held on 20-22 August 2014 at Yokohama National University. Visit the conference website.
- Dr Michael Quinn has written on the modern-day relevance of Bentham's writings on sexual morality to Uganda's recent homophobic bill in a piece for The Conversation.
- Of Sexual Irregularities, and Other Writings on Sexual Morality, the latest volume in the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, has been published by Oxford University Press. A 30% discount is available for online orders. For more details please see the promotional flyer.
- Two competitions featuring Bentham manuscripts have been announced for the forthcoming International Conference on Frontiers in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR-2014): the Handwritten Text Recognition on a tranScriptorium Dataset (HTRtS) competition and the Handwritten Keyword Spotting competition (H-KWS). Visit the conference website.
- Listen again to David Lieberman's seminar on 'Bentham and the Conventions of English Radicalism' on our new Bentham Seminar podcast.
- New Italian work on Bentham: Paola Rudan's latest book, L’inventore della costituzione. Jeremy Bentham e il governo della società has recently been published by Il Mulino.
- The Bentham Project has published online the Memorandoms of James Martin, the only first-hand account of perhaps the most famous escape by transported convicts from Australia. This fascinating document is part of UCL's Bentham Papers.
- Dr Michael Quinn has written a response to Jeremy Seabrook's recent Guardian comment on Jeremy Bentham and the Poor Laws.
- Professor Philip Schofield's review article on recent Bentham scholarship has been published in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science.
See previous news and events in our archive.
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