Jack Copeland: world-famous visiting professor at RSLIS and CCC – University of Copenhagen

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10 March 2014

Jack Copeland: world-famous visiting professor at RSLIS and CCC

The Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS), partner in CCC, is proud to welcome Jack Copeland as visiting professor from mid-October 2014 to mid-February 2015. Copeland is widely recognised for his work on computer science pioneer Alan Turing, and he is one of the absolutely leading researchers when it comes to the nexus between computer science and philosophy – and in a wider sense, the nexus between IT and the humanities.

Jack Copeland

Jack Copeland

Jack Copeland is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He received his D.Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Oxford (1979) for research on modal and nonclassical logics. He is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he was until recently Head of Humanities. Jack has published more than 100 articles and book chapters on the philosophy and history of computing, the philosophy of mind, and philosophical logic. His books include The Essential Turing (Oxford University Press); Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers (Oxford University Press); Logic and Reality (Oxford University Press); Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine (Oxford University Press); and Artificial Intelligence (Wiley-Blackwell).

During his stay, Copeland will be engaged in research, teaching, a PhD course and participate in CCC events.