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18:00 29 September - 18:30 1 October 2011

Cultures of Surveillance: An Interdisciplinary Conference


JZ Young Lecture Theatre and Anatomy Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: There are different cost tiers for this event. For details please visit the registration page.
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Tom Gunning, University of Chicago, Keynote speaker, 29 September, 18:00
Professor Simon Cole, University of California, Irvine, Keynote speaker, 30 September, 13:30

We are being watched. The amazing part is that we are no longer even surprised by this. The culture of surveillance increasingly surrounds us in Europe where omnipresent CCTV cameras remind us that nothing escapes the invisible gaze of those behind the lens. At UCL, we have long been surveyed by our founder, Jeremy Bentham, this conference, held where Bentham goes on watching both literally and metaphorically, proposes to explore, broadly, the interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding modern surveillance and, particularly, how surveillance practices intersect with visual technologies and histories of culture. The conference is sponsored by UCL Graduate School, UCL FIGS, UCL SELCS, and UCL Research Challenges.

Thursday 29 September 18:00 - Keynote Lecture.

Friday 30 September 09:00 - 19:00 - Conference Panels & Keynote Lecture (13:30).

Saturday 1 Oct 09:00 - 18:30 - Conference Panels.


Rebecca Harrison
+44 (0)20 7679 3076 | deadobjects@gmail.com


Registration is now open, please click here to book and for information on fees and fee waivers for UCL students
The provisional programme is online here.