In January 2011 the Bertrand Russell Research
Centre moved into its new, permanent home on the first floor of
Mills Library at McMaster University. The new location is
conveniently situated just one floor up from the Russell Archives
and Special Collections reading room.
The philosophical series of the
Collected Papers will be completed in January 2014 with the
publication of Volume 5, Toward “Principia
Mathematica”, 1906–08, edited by Gregory Moore.
In November 2013 the Centre and the Department of Philosophy at McMaster
hosted a major international
on Russell and Wittgenstein in memory of distinguished American philosopher Leonard Linsky.
Another notable philosophy conference—the first annual
meeting of the Society
for the Study of the History of Analytic
Philosophy—took place at McMaster
University from 24–26 May 2012.
Another of the Centre’s fruitful recent initiatives was its hosting of
Conference, which celebrated the centenary of the
publication of the first of the three volumes of Russell and
Whitehead’s Principia Mathematica—their landmark
work in the development of logic, the foundations of mathematics,
and the application of logic in philosophy.
A recent issue of Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies
(Volume 31, no. 1) was devoted entirely to papers presented at this
extremely successful three-day event, and a separate volume of conference
papers—The Palgrave Centenary Companion to Principia Mathematica,
edited by the Centre’s Nick Griffin, together with Bernard
Linksy—will be published by Palgrave late in 2013. In conjunction
with the Department of Philosophy, the Centre jointly hosted a smaller
Principia seminar/workshop in February 2011.
The latest issue of
features articles by Jolen Galaugher and Alan Schwerin.
The 2013 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society took place at Iowa in
Iowa City from 31 May to 2 June 2013. The Society has started publishing
which supercedes the old BRS Quarterly.
The student research assistants at the Centre at present are
Adrienne Wolfe and Brandon Wooldridge. Many thanks to Amy Verhaeghe
and Shen Storm for their recent and valuable contributions to work
in progress on both the Collected Letters and
Collected Papers projects.
Links have been added to PDFs of a selection of Russell texts from the Collected Papers (from volumes 10, 11, 15,
21, 28 and 29).