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Dr Louise Seaward
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
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  • Honorary Research Fellow
  • The Bentham Project
  • Faculty of Laws

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. 

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.

Academic Background
2017   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow University College London
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