Ludwig Wittgenstein: An Austrian in Swansea

The exhibition “The Tractatus Odyssey”, complemented by three new roll-ups on Wittgenstein in Swansea, will run from 9-23 June at the Singleton Library, Swansea University

Live Stream of the entire conference on https://vimeo.com/event/2113004

16 June 2022, Conference at Swansea University Singleton Campus

09:30
Wittgenstein at Swansea Introduction: Dr. Alan Sandry, Swansea University

09:40-10:45
Ludwig Wittgenstein and Vienna. Roundtable discussion:
Prof. Ray Monk, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton
Radmila Schweitzer, Secretary General, Wittgenstein Initiative, Vienna
Françoise Stonborough, Journalist, Translator, Co-Founder of the Wittgenstein Initiative, Vienna
Dr. Alfred Schmidt, Austrian National Library

11:00-11:30
In and Out of Cambridge
What did Cambridge ever do for Wittgenstein? Aspects of “place” in Wittgenstein’s process: Jonathan Smith, University of Cambridge

11:30-12:10
“It’s good to be away from Cambridge & to be here, & among friendly people” – Wittgenstein about Swansea in his letters to Ben Richards: Dr. Alfred Schmidt, Austrian National Library

12:15-13:15
Swansea in the 1940’s: History and Recollections

The Kardomah Boys and 1940’s Swansea: Jeff Towns, Honorary Fellow, Swansea University, antiquarian bookdealer, author, and the foremost expert on Dylan Thomas
Family Recollections of Wittgenstein: Jamie Bill, son of Barbara Clement and grandson of Albert and Mary Clement, with whom Wittgenstein lodged

14:15-15:15
Rush Rhees, the Swansea School and Wittgenstein’s Legacy

Rush Rhees, Philosophical Ideas and Literature: James Kelman, Book Prize Winner, co-author of Between Thought and Expression Lies a Lifetime: Why Ideas Matter with Noam Chomsky
Peter Winch, D Z Phillips and the Swansea School: Dr Mario Von Der Ruhr, Swansea University

15:30-16:30
Wittgenstein’s impact on Welsh Philosophy and Literature

J.R. Jones and Wittgenstein: Dr Huw Williams, Cardiff University
Raymond Williams and Wittgenstein: Prof. Daniel Williams, Swansea University

17:15-17:45
Official Opening of the exhibition The Tractatus Odyssey and Wittgenstein’s Swansea Years
Swansea University Singleton Library
Radmila Schweitzer, Wittgenstein Initiative Vienna

18:00
Public Lecture: Wittgenstein in Swansea: Ray Monk, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Singleton Campus, Swansea University