UCL Faculty of Laws

Dr Louise Seaward

Dr Louise Seaward

Honorary Research Fellow

The Bentham Project

Faculty of Laws

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2020

Research summary

 Louise completed her PhD at the University of Leeds where she wrote her thesis on censorship in late eighteenth-century France.  Aside from Bentham and digital humanities, her research interests lie in the political and cultural history of eighteenth-century Europe and the history of the book.

Teaching summary

Louise teaches on the LLM module: LAWSG021/21A Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow | 2017


Louise Seaward joined the Bentham Project in 2015 where she initially worked on the edition of Bentham’s writings on political economy and jurisprudence. Since January 2016, she has been the coordinator of the scholarly crowdsourcing initiative Transcribe Bentham.  Transcribe Bentham is now part of the Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents (READ) project. Funded by the EU, this project aims to make archival material more accessible by training computers to read handwritten historical manuscripts.