Category Archives: Jeremy Bentham

Transcribe Bentham – papers from UCL and British Library completely digitised

Jeremy Bentham’s papers from the collections of UCL and the British Library are now all digitised. Full update here, but here’s the first part. The digitisation of Bentham’s writings has always been a central element of the Transcribe Bentham initiative, … Continue reading

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Jeremy Bentham’s preserved head goes back on public display

It’s fairly well known that Jeremy Bentham’s body is preserved in a glass case at University College London. But it’s less well known that his head was also preserved, and was brought out of storage every so often to be … Continue reading

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Senior Research Fellow at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies 2015-16 – and talk on 23 November

For the 2015-16 academic year I’ll be a Senior Research Fellow at University College London’s new Institute of Advanced Studies. As well as Tamar Garb as director and Catherine Stokes as administrator, there are already four junior research fellows in … Continue reading

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The ruins of Cuba’s Panopticon – some photos

Thanks to David Murakami Wood for the link to this photo-essay on the ruined Panopticon in Cuba.

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Bentham’s Panopticon Letters available online

Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon Letters are available online (via Heterotopian Studies).

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Jeremy Bentham – Auto-Icon

Jeremy Bentham’s preserved body sits in a glass case at UCL. A virtual version is now available online (via Tim Morton at Ecology without Nature).

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New Perspectives on Bentham’s Panopticon

New book from Ashgate – Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham’s Panopticon. Looks interesting, and especially for the largely Francophone contributors – shame about the prohibitive price. Clare O’Farrell wrote a preface. The intro is freely available here. (thanks to Foucault … Continue reading

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