Bertrand Russell Society Annual Meeting: June 4, 2017

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Bertrand Russell Society Annual Meeting

Friday, June 2nd Sunday, June 4, 2017

Special events at this meeting of the BRS, in addition to individual talks and a master class, will include:

  • A panel discussion for the centenary of Principles of Social Reconstruction, with applications to the current national and international situations
  • Distribution of the 1st and 2nd phases of the Bertrand Russell Audio-Visual project – interviews, debates, panel discussions and audios of talks
  • Distribution of PDFs of Russell’s major writings and presentation of a new, online Timeline of Russell’s Life and Times
  • Books at reduced prices on contemporary issues will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Winsted (Connecticut) Community Bookstore
  • A web-site for the meeting has been set up at:
Friday, June 2nd Social Sciences Hall – 3:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet
Memorial Hall, Constitution Room – 5:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
 Saturday, June 3rd  Social Sciences Hall – Lobby – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast Memorial Hall, Connecticut Room – Noon – Buffet Luncheon Memorial Hall, Connecticut Room – 6 p.m. – Banquet
 Sunday, June 4th   Social Sciences Hall – Lobby – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast Social Sciences Hall – Lobby – Noon – Buffet Luncheon
Registration Fee:
Full Attendance (All meals and papers) $117.00 or without Sat. eve. Banquet $82.00
Banquet Only (Sat. Evening): $35.00
Papers Only (No meals): $25.00
CCSU Dorms – $24.00/per night, per person
Linen provided for an additional $48.00 per stay.Courtyard by Marriott – Hartford/Farmington – $109.00+tax/per night
1583 Southeast Road, Farmington, CT 06032To make a reservation, call 860-521-7100 and mention the code “BRCO” or book online at must be made on or before May 12, 2017 to receive the group rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Debby Sokolowski – 860-832-2915, or David Blitz, We hope you will join us for this year’s conference!

Call for Papers for the 2017 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society

The Bertrand Russell Society (BRS), an international organization dedicated to the memory of the philosopher Bertrand Russell, will hold its annual meeting at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut from June 2 to June 4, 2017.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BRS Annual Meeting, please contact Professor Tim Madigan, President of the Bertrand Russell Society, at We welcome papers on any aspect of Russell’s life, thought, work, and legacy. We also welcome proposals for other activities that might be appropriate for the meeting (e.g., a master class on an essay by/about Russell). The abstract should be no longer than two paragraphs. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2017.

There will be a panel discussion on the centenary of Principles of Social Reconstruction (Why Men Fight), as well as student poster presentations on the Life and Times of Russell.

There is a time limit of 15 minutes for presentations. There will be an additional 15 minutes allotted for discussion.

Further details about the annual meeting (registration, etc.) will be posted at the Bertrand Russell Society website:

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the meeting!