Building on Indiana University's emerging strength in eighteenth-century studies, we are pleased to announce the first annual Bloomington Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop.
The workshop will be an inter-disciplinary event, with 25-35 scholars presenting, discussing and debating their work over the course of several days, and in a congenial setting. Accommodation and most meals and travel expenses for participants will be covered by the workshop.
The topic for the inaugural workshop is "Signs of the Self". The many possible topics include: aspects of self or interiority in "ego documents" such as autobiographies, diaries and letters; philosophical debates over personal identity; changing modes of devotional practices and self-formation; eighteenth-century psychology; affect and emotions; dress and self-fashioning; childhood and education, in relation to notions of self; moral philosophy and notions of conscience; the relationship between self and selfishness; selfhood and portraiture; the European self in world encounters; or how some or all of the above are questions mal posées.
Applications for the workshop are encouraged from scholars at all stages of their careers and from all disciplines. Applications are due December 4 2001 and should include a two-page proposal together with a CV. Please direct your application or any questions to: