UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland

School of Humanities and Creative Arts; Philosophy

Fields of Research

  • Cognitive science
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Philosophy of computation
  • Philosophy of language
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of religion

Researcher Summary

Jack Copeland FRS NZ is Distinguished Professor in Arts at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where he is Director of the Turing Archive for the History of Computing. An Honorary Research Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland, in 2013-14 he was Visiting Professor of Information Science at Copenhagen University. In 2012 was the Royden B. Davis Visiting Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

A Londoner by birth, Jack earned a D.Phil. in mathematical logic from the University of Oxford, studying under Turing's great friend Robin Gandy.

Oxford University Press (OUP) recently published his biography 'Turing' and his comprehensive 'The Turing Guide'. Other books include 'The Essential Turing' (OUP), 'Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers' (OUP), 'Alan Turing’s Electronic Brain' (OUP), 'Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond' (MIT Press), 'Logic and Reality' (OUP), and 'Artificial Intelligence' (Wiley-Blackwell). He has more than 100 journal articles on the philosophy and history of computing, and on mathematical and philosophical logic.

In 2016 he received the Covey Award, recognizing a substantial record of innovative research in the field of computing and philosophy. In 2017 Jack's name was added to the IT History Society Honor Roll for his "out-of-the-ordinary contribution to the information industry"

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Prizes and Awards

  • IT History Society Honor Roll ( 2017 )
  • The Covey Award ( 2016 - 2017)

Student Supervision

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    Current
  • PhD - Armfield G: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Armfield, Greg (2010)
  • PhD - Bright P: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Bright, Parker (2010)
  • PhD - Chen T: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Chen, Ting Ting (2008)
  • PhD - Couch M: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Couch, Michael (2014)
  • PhD - Deng ZR: 2013-PhD/DMA/EdD-Deng, Zhuo-Ran (2014)
  • PhD - Schofield J: 2013-PhD/DMA/EdD-Schofield, James (2014)
  • PhD - Welsh S: 2013-PhD/DMA/EdD-Welsh, Sean (2014)
  • PhD - Yang Y: Physical Computation
  • Masters - Nichols-Parker J: 2010-Masters Thesis-Nichols-Parker, Joanna (2010)
  • Masters - Pike S: 2009-Masters Thesis-Pike, Stephen (2010)
  • Completed
  • PhD - Eggleston J: 2010-PhD/DMA/EdD-Eggleston, John (2010)
  • PhD - Ferguson A: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Ferguson, Alex (2011)
  • PhD - Mason C: 2009-PhD/DMA/EdD-Mason, Carolyn (2011)
  • PhD - Orr E: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Orr, Ewan (2010)
  • PhD - Repestro R: 2008-PhD/DMA/EdD-Repestro, Ricardo (2010)
  • PhD - Thomson D: 2010-PhD/DMA/EdD-Thomson, Daniel (2010)
  • Masters - Saunders M: 2010-Masters Thesis-Saunders, Mark (2010)
  • Masters - Smith R: 2008-Masters Thesis-Smith, Rodney (2009)
  • Masters - Watt C: 2008-Masters Thesis-Watt, Catriona (2008)
  • Honours - Das S: 2013-Honours-Das, Sudharsan (2013)
  • Honours - Robertson D: 2009-Honours-Robertson, Daniel (2009)
  • Honours - Vincent S: 2013-Honours-Vincent, Sacha (2013)
  • Honours - Yang Y: 2013-Honours-Yang, Yi (2013)
  • Honours - Young B: 2010-Honours-Young, Ben (2010)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Authored Books
  • Copeland BJ., Bowen J., Sprevak M., Wilson R. and Proudfoot D. (2017) The Turing Guide. Oxford University Press. 400.
  • Copeland BJ. (2014) Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 320pp.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Alan Turing's Electronic Brain: The struggle to build the ACE, the world's fastest computer. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 592pp.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 320pp.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2011) The Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Volume 4. Special issue: Alan Turing, Father of the Modern Computer. Christchurch: The Rutherford Journal. http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/current3.html.
  • Copeland BJ. (2006) Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers. (1st ed.). Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 462pp.
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) Alan Turing's automatic computing engine: the master codebreaker's struggle to build the modern computer. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 553pp.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) The Essential Turing: Seminal Writings in Computing, Logic, Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life plus The Secrets of Enigma. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 622pp.
Chapters
  • Copeland BJ. and Long J. (2017) Turing and the History of Computer Music. In Floyd J; Bokulich A (Ed.), Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turing Turing 100Springer.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2016) Connectionism, computing with neurons. In Bowen JP; Copeland BJ; Sprevak M; al RJWE (Ed.), The Turing Guide Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. and Sommaruga G. (2016) The stored-program universal computer: Did Zuse anticipate turing and von Neumann? Turing's Revolution: The Impact of his Ideas About Computability: 43-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22156-4_3.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Turing and the Physics of the Mind. In Cooper SB; van Leeuwen J (Ed.), Alan Turing: His Work and Impact: 651-666. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Copeland BJ. and Shagrir O. (2013) Turing versus Gödel on Computability and the Mind. In Copeland BJ; Posy C; Shagrir O (Ed.), Computability: Gödel, Turing, Church, and Beyond, Cambridge: 1-33. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Copeland BJ., Posy C. and Shagrir O. (2013) Introduction: The 1930s Revolution. In Copeland BJ; Posy C; Shagrir O (Ed.), Computability: Gödel, Turing, Church, and Beyond, Cambridge: vii-x. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2012) Turing and the computer. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Alan Turing's Electronic Brain: The Struggle to Build the ACE, the World's Fastest Computer: 107-148. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (2011) Colossus and the Rise of the Modern Computer. In Erskine R; Smith M (Ed.), The Bletchley Park Codebreakers: 101-115. London: Biteback.
  • Copeland BJ. (2011) From the Entscheidungsproblem to the Personal Computer - And Beyond. In Baaz M; Papadimitriou CH; Scott DS; Putnam H; Harper CL (Ed.), Kurt Gödel and the Foundations of Mathematics: 151-184. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Copeland J. and Oppy G. (2011) Jack Copeland. In Oppy G; Trakakis NN (Ed.), The Antipodean Philosopher, vol. 2, Interviews with Australian and New Zealand Philosophers: 1-24. Plymouth: Lexington Books.
  • Jones C., Field PS., Proudfoot D., Tau TM., Copeland J. and Markoska-Cubrinovska A. (2011) Ideas & Connections. In Jones C; Matthews B; Clement J (Ed.), Treasures of the University Canterbury Library Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.
  • Proudfoot D. and Copeland BJ. (2011) Artificial Intelligence. In Margolis E; Samuels R; Stich SP (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science: 147-182. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (2010) ULTRA. In Curley R (Ed.), Encyclopaedia Britannica: 2pp. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  • Copeland J. and Proudfoot D. (2009) Turing's Test: A philosophical and historical guide. Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer: 119-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6710-5_9.
  • Copeland BJ. (2007) Tunny and Colossus: Breaking the Lorenz Schlüsselzusatz Traffic. In de Leeuw K; Bergstra J (Ed.), The History of Information Security: A Comprehensive Handbook: 447-477. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
  • Copeland BJ. (2006) Montagues' Modal Completeness Theorem of 1955. In De Vidi D; Kenyon T (Ed.), A Logical Approach to Philosophy: 77-83. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2006) Artificial Intelligence: History, Foundations, and Philosophical Issues. In Thagard P (Ed.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science: 429-482. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Copeland J. (2006) Intercept! In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 84-90. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) Machine against Machine. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 64-77. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) The German Tunny Machine. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 36-51. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) The Teleprinter Alphabet. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 348-349. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) The Tunny Addition Square. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 350-351. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) Turingery. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 378-385. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J. (2006) Turing's Thesis. In Olszewski A; Wolenski J; Janusz R (Ed.), Church's Thesis After 70 Years: 147-174. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag.
  • Copeland J., Bolam D., Fensom H., Hayward G. and Thurlow N. (2006) Dollis Hill at War. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 281-290. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland J., Caughey C., Du Boisson D., Ireland E., Myers K. and Thurlow N. (2006) Mr Newman's Section. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers: 157-175. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) Arthur Prior. In Brown S (Ed.), Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Philosophers, Vol 2: 825-829. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum.
  • Proudfoot D. and Copeland BJ. (2005) Turing and the Computer. In Copeland BJ (Ed.), Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: 107-148. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2004) The Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and the Turing Test. In Teuscher C (Ed.), Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker: 317-351. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Alan Turing. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Artificial Intelligence. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th Edition
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Computation. In Floridi L (Ed.), The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Computing and Information: 3-17. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) The Turing Test. In Moor J (Ed.), The Turing Test: The Elusive Standard of Artificial Intelligence: 1-21. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Turing, Alan. In Nadel; L; Chalmers; al DE (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Cognitive Science: 427-430. London: Macmillan.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Hypercomputation in the Chinese Room. In Calude CS; Dinneen MJ; Peper F (Ed.), Unconventional Models of Computation: 15-26. Berlin and New York: Springer.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Narrow Versus Wide Mechanism. In Scheutz M (Ed.), Computationalism: New Directions: 59-86. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) The Chinese Room from a Logical Point of View. In Preston J; Bishop M (Ed.), Views Into The Chinese Room: 109-122. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2002) Intelligent Machinery, Foreword to Christof Teuscher's. Study, Implementation, and Evolution of the Artificial Neural Networks Proposed by Alan M. Turing: vii-xiii. London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) Colossus and the Dawning of the Computer Age. In Erskine R; Smith M (Ed.), Action This Day: 342-369. London: Bantam Books.
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) History of Computing. In Zalta EN (Ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2001) Intelligent Machinery. Teuscher, C. Turing's Connectionism (Foreword): vii-xiii. London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Johnston J. (2001) Introduction. In Johnston JR (Ed.), American Bodies in Context: xiii-xix. Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc.
  • Clarke BJ. (2000) Artificial intelligence. In Zeleny M (Ed.), The IEBM Handbook of Information Technology in Business (1st ed.): 244-256. London: Thomson International.
  • Copeland J. and Sylvan R. (2000) Computability is Logic-Relative. In Priest G; Hyde D (Ed.), Sociative Logics and their Applications: 189-199. London: Ashgate.
  • Singer AE. (2000) Hypercompetition. In Zeleny M (Ed.), The IEBM Handbook of IT in Business: 63-73. London: International Thompson Business Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) A Lecture and Two Radio Broadcasts on Machine Intelligence by Alan Turing. In Furukawa K; Michie D; Muggleton S (Ed.), Machine Intelligence 15: 445-475.Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) Notes on the History of Possible World Semantics. In Segerberg K (Ed.), The Goldblatt Variations: 1-14.University of Uppsala Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) The Turing-Wilkinson Lecture Series on the Automatic Computing Engine. In Furukawa K; Michie D; Muggleton S (Ed.), Machine Intelligence 15: 381-444.Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ. (1998) Even Turing Machines Can Compute Uncomputable Functions. In Calude C; Casti J; Dinneen M (Ed.), Unconventional Models of Computation: 150-164. London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Church's Theorem. In Mautner T (Ed.), Blackwell's Dictionary of Philosophy London: Penguin.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Church's Thesis. In Mautner T (Ed.), Blackwell's Dictionary of Philosophy London: Penguin.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Turing, Alan Mathison (1912-1954). In Mautner T (Ed.), Blackwell's Dictionary of Philosophy London: Penguin.
Journal Articles
  • Copeland BJ., Haeff AA., Gough P. and Wright C. (2017) Screen History: The Haeff Memory and Graphics Tube. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 39(1): 9-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAHC.2016.1.
  • Copeland J., Dresner E., Proudfoot D. and Shagrir O. (2016) Viewpoint: Time to reinspect the foundations? Communications- ACM 59(11): 34-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2908733.
  • Copeland J. and Haeff AA. (2015) Andrew V. Haeff: Enigma of the Tube Era and Forgotten Computing Pioneer. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 37(1): 67-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MAHC.2015.2.
  • Copeland BJ. and Shagrir O. (2011) Do Accelerating Turing Machines Compute the Uncomputable? Minds and Machines, Special Issue on the Philosophy of Computer Science 21(2): 221-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11023-011-9238-y.
  • Pedersen J., Copeland B., Browder B., Geoghegan R., Roitberg J., Mislin G., Stammback U. and Alexanderson GL. (2011) Peter Hilton: Codebreaker and Mathematician. Notices of the American Mathematical Society 58(11): 1538-1551. http://www.ams.org/notices/201111/rtx111101538p.pdf.
  • Copeland BJ. (2010) Colossus: Breaking the German 'Tunny' Code at Bletchley Park. An Illustrated History. The Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 3 http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/article030109.html.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Colossus - Its Origins and Originators. Annals of the History of Computing 26: 38-45.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Hypercomputation: Philosophical Issues. Theoretical Computer Science 317: 251-267.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Unfair to Aiken. Annals of the History of Computing 26: 35-37.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2004) Alan Turing: Codebreaker and Computer Pioneer. History Today 54(7): 7.
  • Copeland J. and Proudfoot D. (2003) The Conjunction Fallacy. Logique et Analyse: Festschrift for Max Cresswell on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday 46(181): 7-12. http://www.vub.ac.be/CLWF/L&A/.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Accelerating Turing Machines. Minds and Machines 12(2): 281-301.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Hypercomputation. Minds and Machines 12(4): 461-502.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) The Genesis of Possible Worlds Semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 31(2): 99-137.
  • Copeland BJ. and Anderson D. (2002) Artificial Life and the Chinese Room Argument. Artificial Life 8(4): 371-378.
  • Proudfoot D. and Copeland BJ. (2002) Wittgenstein's Deflationary Account of Reference. Language and Communication 22(3): 331-351.
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity, and Property Identity, Aristotelian-Style. Philosophical Topics 28: 11-23.
  • Copeland J., Dyke H. and Proudfoot D. (2001) Temporal Parts and their Individuation. Analysis 61(272): 289-293.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Narrow Versus Wide Mechanism. Journal of Philosophy 97: 5-32.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) The Turing Test. Minds and Machines 10: 519-539.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2000) What Turing Did After He Invented the Universal Turing Machine. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 9(4): 491-509.
  • Copeland BJ. and Fletcher G. (1999) Is Folk Psychology Analytic? Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 40: 25-29.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1999) Alan Turing's forgotten ideas in computer science. Scientific American 280(4): 98-103.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1999) Alan Turing's Forgotten Ideas in Computer Science. Scientific American 280(4): 99-103.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1999) The Legacy of Alan Turing. Mind 108: 187-195.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1999) Turing's Tragedy. Scientific American 281(2): 4.
  • Copeland BJ. and Sylvan R. (1999) Beyond the Universal Turing Machine. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77: 46-66.
  • Fletcher GJO. and Copeland BJ. (1999) Folk psychology and psychological science. Journal of Scandinavian Psychology 40: 25-29.
  • Fletcher GJO. and Copeland BJ. (1999) Folk psychology and psychological science. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 40(4): 25-29.
  • Copeland BJ. (1998) Super Turing-Machines. Complexity 4: 30-32.
  • Copeland BJ. (1998) Turing's O-machines, Penrose, Searle, and the Brain. Analysis 58: 128-138.
  • Copeland BJ. (1998) Turing's O-machines, Searle, Penrose and the brain. Analysis 58(2): 128-138.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1998) Enigma Variations. Times Literary Supplement July 3(July 3): 6.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) CYC: A Case Study in Ontological Engineering. Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy. Vol. 5
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Fuzzy Logic and Vague Identity. Journal of Philosophy XCIV: 514-534.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) The Broad Conception of Computation. American Behavioural Scientist 40: 690-716.
  • Copeland BJ. (1996) What is computation? Synthese 108(3): 335-359.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (1996) On Alan Turing's anticipation of connectionism. Synthese 108(3): 361-377.
Edited Volumes
  • Copeland BJ., Posy C. and Shagrir O. (Ed.) (2013) Computability: Turing, Gödel, Church, and Beyond. Cambridge: MIT Press. 362pp.
  • Copeland BJ., Galmiche D., Larchey-Wendling D. and Vidal-Rosset J. (Ed.) (2012) Alan Turing. Paris: Editions Kimé. 198pp.
  • Copeland BJ., Posy C., Shagrir O. and Bright P. (Ed.) (2010) The Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Volume 3 (2010). Special Issue: The History of Computing. Christchurch: The Rutherford Journal.
  • Copeland BJ. (Ed.) (2005) The Rutherford Journal: The New Zealand Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Volume 1. Christchurch: http://www.rutherfordjournal.org/.
  • Copeland BJ (Ed.) (2003) Hypercomputation, Vol. 2. A special issue of the journal Minds and Machines. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
  • Copeland BJ., Braüner T., Hasle P. and Ohrstrom P. (Ed.) (2003) Papers on Time and Tense. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Copeland BJ., Braüner T., Hasle P. and Ohrstrom P. (Ed.) (2003) Papers on Time and Tense. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. 340pp.
  • Copeland BJ (Ed.) (2002) Hypercomputation, Vol. 1. A special issue of the journal Minds and Machines. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Conference Contributions - Published
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) A Re-Examination of Turing's views on the Mind-Machine Issue. University of Vienna, Austria: New Trends in Cognitive Science: Proceedings of an International Conference and Workshop, 17 May 2000.
  • COPELAND BJ. (1995) Vagueness and bivalence: A discussion of Williamson and Simons. BIRKBECK COLL, LONDON, ENGLAND: Annual Joint Session of the Aristotelian-Society and the Mind-Association, 1 Jan 1994-1 Jan 1995. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE ARISTOTELIAN SOCIETY, NEW SERIES, VOL 95 95: 193-200.
Conference Contributions - Other
  • Copeland BJ. (2017) Keynote address. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden: Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society, 12-16 Jun 2017
  • Copeland J. (2014) About the half-eaten apple of Alan Turing. Olomouc, Czech Republic: 49th International Festival of Science Documentary Films, 15-20 Apr 2014
  • Copeland J. (2014) Can Computers Think? Olomouc, Czech Republic: 49th International Festival of Science Documentary Films, 15-20 Apr 2014
  • Copeland J. (2014) Discussion of the film Codebreaker: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes. Olomouc, Czech Republic: 49th International Festival of Science Documentary Films, 15-20 Apr 2014
  • Copeland J. (2014) Prior and the History of Possible Worlds Semantics. Balliol College, Oxford, UK: Arthur Prior Centenary Conference, 20-22 Aug 2014
  • Copeland J. (2014) Prior, Translational Semantics, and the 'Smiley Barrier'. Roskilde University, Denmark: Arthur Prior's Birthday Party, 4-4 Dec 2014
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Hypercomputation. Sarawak, Malaysia: ICCS2013 - 9th International Conference on Cognitive Science, 27-30 Aug 2013
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Hypermachines: A Growing Shadow. University of Bologna, Italy: Thinking Shadows, 13-15 Jun 2013
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) The Imitation Game: Alan Turing and Artificial Intelligence. Sarawak, Malaysia: ICCS2013 - 9th International Conference on Cognitive Science, 27-30 Aug 2013
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Tommy Flowers and the Birth of the Electronic Digital Computer. Bletchley Park, UK: Codebreakers' Legacy, 9-9 Nov 2013
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Alan Turing, Pioneer of the Information Age. University of Manchester, UK: Turing 100: The Alan Turing Centenary Conference, 22-25 Jun 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Birth of the Universal Turing Machine. Cambridge, UK: Computing in Europe Conference: How the World Computes: Turing Centenary Conference, 18-23 Jun 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Codebreaking at Bletchley Park. King's College, Cambridge, UK: Alan Turing's 100th Birthday Party, 15-16 Jun 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) The Mathematical Objection: Turing, Gödel and Penrose on the Mind. London, UK: BCS-FACS Evening Seminar; Joint event with the London Mathematical Society, 6-6 Nov 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) The Universal Turing Machine and the History of the Computer. Cambridge, UK: Computing in Europe Conference: How the World Computes, 1-1 Jun 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Turing in the Modern World. University of Oxford, UK: Meeting of the British Society for the History of Mathematics: Turing's Worlds, 1-1 Jun 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Turing: Pioneer of the information age. Zurich, Switzerland: Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SSLPS) Annual Meeting 2012, 26-26 Oct 2012
  • Copeland BJ. (2011) The Mathematical Objection: Turing, Gödel, and Penrose on the Mind. Krakow, Poland: Studia Logica Conference: Church's Thesis: Logic, Mind and Nature, 3-5 Jun 2011
  • Copeland BJ. (2011) The Mathematical Objection: Turing, Gödel, and Penrose on the Mind. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel: Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation, 16-19 May 2011
  • Copeland BJ. (2006) From the Entscheidungsproblem to the Personal Computer. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria: Horizons of Truth: Gödel Centenary Symposium, 27-29 Apr 2006
  • Copeland J. (2006) Electronic Computing, 1943-1950: From Flowers' Colossus to Turing's ACE. Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel: The 21st International Workshop on the History and Philosophy of Science, 12-15 Jun 2006
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) Ontic versus epistemically embedded computation. New York, NY, USA: American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, 27 Dec 2005
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Closing Address. London, UK: ACE 2000 Conference, 18 May 2000
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Conference Keynote. London, UK: ACE 2000 Conference, 18 May 2000
Film/Video
  • Copeland BJ.(2013) Comment Les Maths Ont Vaincu Hitler - La drôle de guerre d'Alan Turing [How Mathematics Beat Hitler - Alan Turing's Strange War]. [Documentary film. Story advisor, script consultant, interviewee]. 60 mins
  • Copeland BJ.(2012) Order and Disorder, Episode 2: The Story of Information. Produced and directed by Nic Stacey. [Television documentary. Script advisor, interviewee]. 59 mins
  • Copeland BJ.(2012) What was Alan Turing's greatest contribution? Produced by Dougal Shaw. [Television documentary. Script advisor, interviewee]. 3.19 mins
  • Copeland BJ.(2011) Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes. Directed by Julian Carey. [Television documentary. Co-writer, script advisor, interviewee]. 1 hour, 34 mins
  • Copeland BJ.(2008) Alan Turing: Codebreaker and AI Pioneer - a public lecture hosted by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). [Filmed in 2006, published by MIT World in 2008].
Exhibition/Curatorial Exercises
  • Copeland BJ. and Mason G. (2013) Tunny. 1 Jan 2013. [Exhibition Concerning the History of Cryptography].
  • Copeland J. (2012) Alan Turing's Papers - 18 of Turing's mathematical and philosophical papers and computer patents. 1 Jan 2012. [Introduction to each paper; introduction to the exhibition; biography of Turing; article 'Turing and the Evolution of the Computer'].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2010) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). 1 Jan 2010. [Digital archive].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2009) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). 1 Jan 2009. [Digital archive].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2008) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). 1 Jan 2008. [Digital archive].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2007) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). 1 Jan 2007. [Digital archive].
Oral Presentations
  • Copeland BJ. (2017) Invited public lecture. Reform Club, London, UK: The W. T. Tutte Centenary Lectures, 01 Jan 2017.
  • Copeland BJ. (2017) Public lecture. ENIGMA Museum for Post, Tele og Kommunikation, Copenhagen, Denmark: 01 Jan 2017.
  • Copeland BJ. (2015) Invited lecture. Humanomics Research Centre, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (2015) Lecture to Det Informations-videnskabelige Akademi. Copenhagen University, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (2015) Lecture to the Centre for Communication and Computing. Copenhagen University, Denmark.
  • Copeland J. (2015) Lecture at School of Computer Science and School of Mathematics. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Copeland J. (2015) Lecture at the Danish premier of the Weinstein Company's movie The Imitation Game. Dagmar Cinema, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Copeland J. (2015) Lecture. Danish History of Science Society, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
  • Copeland J. (2015) Public lecture. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Copeland J. (2015) Public lecture. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Copeland J. (2014) Invited lecture. Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Copeland J. (2014) Keynote address. Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Copeland J. (2014) Lecture to the Danish Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Copenhagen University, Denmark.
  • Copeland J. (2014) Lecture. Das Kompetenzzentrum Computational Sciences (CCCS), University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) History of the Computer. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Lecture. UK CRYPTOS Group, Reform Club, Pall Mall, London, UK: UK CRYPTOS Group Meeting.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) The Chinese Room Argument. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) The Church-Turing Thesis and Hypercomputation. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) The Turing Test. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Turing Pioneer of the Information Age. Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia: Invited Public Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Turing, Penrose, and the Brain. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland: Invited Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Address. Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA: The Annual Royden B. Davis University Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Breaking the German Codes at Bletchley Park. Bletchley Park National Codes Centre, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Lecture and Exhibition Tour for Google. Bletchley Park National Codes Centre, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Lecture. British Embassy, Helsinki, Finland: Alan Turing Centenary Reception.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Lecture. Christchurch, New Zealand: Royal Society of New Zealand Canterbury Branch Meeting.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Lecture. University of Basel, Switzerland: Public Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Public Lecture. Cheltenham, UK: Cheltenham Science Festival.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Seminar. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia: Philosophy Department Seminar.
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Seminar. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA: Philosophy Department Seminar.
  • Copeland J. (2012) Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.
  • Copeland J. (2007) Alan Turing (1912-1954) Pioneer of the Information Age. Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand: UC in the City Lecture Series, 28 Aug 2009.
  • Copeland J. (2007) Alan Turing and the Curious Birth of Artificial Intelligence. University of Sydney, Australia: Annual Templeton Lecture on Science and Society, 05 Mar 2009.
  • Copeland J. (2007) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. University of Sydney, Australia: Public Workshop at the sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, 06 Oct 2008.
  • Copeland J. and Roberts J. (2007) Breaking Tunny in the Testery and the Newmanry, 1942-1945. Bletchley Park, UK: Invited public lecture, 11 Mar 2007.
  • Copeland BJ. (2006) Colossus: the Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand: Invited public lecture and book launch, 25 Jul 2007.
  • Copeland BJ. (2006) The Mathematical Objection to Artificial Intelligence: Turing, Penrose and Creativity (address delivered in my capacity as co-Chair of the meeting). MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA: Creativity: The Mind, Machines, and Mathematics, 01 Sep 2006.
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) Alan M. Turing, Pioneer of the Information Age from breaking the Enigma code to the stored-program digital computer and Artificial Intelligence (Inaugural lecture). St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia: The Melbourne Turing Lecture Series.
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) The Imitation Game: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind. Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, UK: Inaugural Turing Memorial Lecture, 08 Mar 2005.
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) The Turing Test. Essex, UK: Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, 23 Sep 2005.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Keynote. University of Manchester, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Lecture.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Lecture. National Museum of Science and Industry, London, UK..
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Lecture. The Turing Institute, University of Manchester, UK..
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Public lecture. Bletchley Park National Museum, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2004) Public lecture. Royal Institution, London, UK..
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Keynote. American Mathematical Society, San Francisco, CA, USA..
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Lecture. Department of Computer Science, University of San Francisco, CA, USA..
  • Copeland BJ. (2003) Public lecture. Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Artificial Intelligence. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland: International Turing Day.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia..
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia..
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Lecture. Department of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia..
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Lecture. Melbourne University Logic Group..
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Public lecture. Bletchley Park National Museum, UK..
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Public lecture. Melbourne University.
  • Copeland BJ. (2002) Public lecture. Portsmouth University, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) Keynote presentation. Irish Philosophical Association, Dundalk, Republic of Ireland..
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) Public lecture. Bletchley Park National Museum, UK..
  • Copeland BJ. (2001) The Bletchley Park Codebreakers and the History of the Computer. Public lecture. Audio-visual: photos, historical documents, text, oral commentary. Royal United Services Institute for Defence, Whitehall, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Keynote presentation. Dartmouth College, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Keynote presentation. University College, London, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University at Columbus, OH, USA.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA..
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) Lecture. Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, MA, USA.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) Lecture. Centre for Cultural Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) Lecture. Department of Computer Science, University of Aalborg, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) Lecture. Department of Computer Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (1999) Lecture. Department of Information and Media Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Copeland BJ. (1998) Lecture. British Society for the History of Science, Manchester, UK.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Lecture. Department of Philosophy, New York University, NY, USA.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Lecture. Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA.
  • Copeland BJ. (1997) Lecture. Logic Group, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, USA.
Other
  • Copeland J. (2014) Interview on Overnights. ABC Local Radio, Sydney 18 Dec 2014 [Radio Interview].
  • Copeland J. (2014) Live interview about the history of codebreaking. ABC Radio's Sydney 702 Breakfast Show with Robbie Buck. [Interview].
  • Copeland J. (2014) Live interview about the Turing Test. ABC Radio's Sydney 702 Breakfast Show with Robbie Buck. 10 Jun 2014 [Interview].
  • Copeland J. (2014) The Man Who Cracked the Nazi Codes. Documentary, Les Films D'Ici, Paris, directed by Denis van Waerebeke, commissioned by the European Arte TV network. [Story advisor, script consultant, interviewee].
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Code-Breakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes. London: [Script Advisor and Co-writer].
  • Copeland BJ. (2013) Turing's Treasure. London: [Radio Interview].
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) As It Happens. CBC Radio [Radio Interview].
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Legacy of Alan Turing - Episode 1. Produced by Roland Pease. BBC. 18 mins. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00t6kkg. [Radio documentary. Programme research consultant, interviewee].
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) Legacy of Alan Turing - Episode 2. Produced by Roland Pease. BBC. 18 mins. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00tgvl9. [Radio documentary. Programme research consultant, interviewee].
  • Copeland BJ. (2012) The Turing Solution. Produced by Roland Pease and presented by Matt Parker. BBC. 28 mins. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jqjl5. [Radio documentary. Programme research consultant and interviewee].
  • Copeland BJ., Shah H. and Urwin C. (2012) Turing Education Day: Celebrating Alan Turing's 100th Birthday at Bletchley Park (research-based educational event). Bletchley Park National Codes Centre, UK. 30 Jun 2012. [Event Direction].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2011) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). [Digital archive].
  • Copeland J. and Proudfoot D. (2011) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). Continuously updated 2006-2011The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). Continuously updated 2006-2011The Turing Archive for the History of Computing (a major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries). Continuously updated 2006-2011. http://www.alanturing.net/. [Directors. Digital Archive].
  • Copeland J. (2006) Interview for a programme devoted to my book Colossus. Sounds Historical, New Zealand National Radio
  • Copeland BJ. (2005) Prior, A. N. 2nd Edition: 757. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. [Encyclopaedia entry].
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2001) Introduction to Hypercomputation: Computing the Uncomputable. http://www.alanturing.net/. [Reference Article].
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) "A Brief History of Computing". The Turing Archive for the History of Computing. . http://www.alanturing.net/.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) "Some Notional Hypercomputers". The Turing Archive for the History of Computing. http://www.alanturing.net/.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) "Turing's Halting Theorem of 1936". The Turing Archive for the History of Computing. http://www.alanturing.net/.
  • Copeland BJ. (2000) "What is Artificial Intelligence?". The Turing Archive for the History of Computing. http://www.alanturing.net/.
  • Copeland BJ. and Proudfoot D. (2000) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing. (A major online archive containing thousands of pages of digital facsimiles of historical documents and extensive catalogues and commentaries.) Ongoing 2000 to present. http://www.alanturing.net/.
  • Copeland J. and Proudfoot D. (2000) The Turing Archive for the History of Computing.