SUMMER 2007 NEWS



All issues of Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies, are now available electronically and fully searchable as the first journal in McMaster University’s Digital Commons (see story). Ken Blackwell has been working on the major digitization project since the summer of 2006. Some 900 articles will now be available free worldwide—including everything except the most current four years of the journal, although the newer issues are also available electronically on a subscription basis.

The most recent number of the journal is a special Russell–Meinong issue comprising a selection of the papers that were first presented at the centenary “On Denoting” conference that was staged at McMaster under the auspices of the Russell Centre in May 2005. The essays are also being published simultaneously in a monograph edition (also published by the Centre), entitled After “On Denoting”: Themes from Russell and Meinong.

Another fifteen of the Russell–Meinong papers are scheduled for publication in 2008 in Russell vs. Meinong: the Legacy of “On Denoting”, New York: Routledge. This volume is being edited by the co-organizers of the May 2005 conference, Nicholas Griffin and Dale Jacquette.

Andrew Bone and Michael Stevenson are putting the finishing touches on How to Keep the Peace: The Pacifist Dilemma, 1935–38. This will be the next volume of Russell’s Collected Papers to appear in print. It will be sent to the publishers in the Fall of 2007. Volume 21 traces the development of Russell’s pacifist thinking in these tumultuous pre-war years and the divisions that appeared in the peace movement over how best to respond to fascist aggression.

The student research assistant at the Russell Centre this summer is Emily Varga, an English and Women’s Studies Honours student about to enter her fourth year. Emily has been doing important work in helping prepare volume 21 of the Collected Papers for publication. She was profiled in one of a series of articles in McMaster’s Daily News about student summer employment on campus.


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