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Editor’s Second Pick of the Conferences for 2019 Bentham and Australia: Convicts, Utility, and Empire Conference CFP

The Bentham Project (UCL Faculty of Laws), together with UCL History, are delighted to announce a conference, to be held on 11–12 April 2019, to mark the forthcoming publication of Bentham’s Writings on Australia, a forthcoming volume of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. The conference will explore themes such as the influence and impact of Bentham’s ideas on the theory and practice of punishment in convict Australia, on advocates and opponents of convict transportation and colonization, and the relationship between Bentham’s writings on Australia and his penal theory more generally, as well as their place in the development of his political radicalism.  Proposals are welcome for papers on Bentham’s interventions in the histories of Australia, convict transportation, and colonialism.

Abstracts are due 31 December 2018.

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