ISUS 2018

The 2018 Conference of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies will take place on 24-26 July in Karlsruhe, Germany (with an informal get-together on 23 July).  Local host is Michael Schefczyk.

The main theme will be ‘Utility, Progress and Technology’, and the conference will be supported by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( as well as the recently founded German Society for Utilitarian Studies (

There will also be a summer school for students (undergraduate as well as postgraduate) on 21-22 July.

Childcare will be available during the conference.


Karlsruhe is a beautiful small town in southwest Germany, on the border to France, in easy reach of the airports of Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart and Strasbourg (F). We are looking forward to welcoming you here!


More details and the Call for Papers coming soon.


Link to the Karlsruhe tourist office with more information: Karlsruhe Tourism