The Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University, formally opened in October 2004, is home to one of the liveliest and most exciting inter-disciplinary communities at Indiana University-Bloomington. The Center brings together faculty and graduate students to discuss new work and new intellectual directions in the broad field of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Our faculty include over twenty active members from seven different departments (English, History, Comparative Literature, German, French, Religion, Art History). On top of our regular meetings throughout the year, the pinnacle of our annual cycle is the Bloomington Eighteenth-Century Workshop, an intensive, inter-disciplinary three-day event each May which brings some 12-15 scholars to Bloomington to join Indiana faculty and graduate students in presenting and discussing pre-circulated papers on a broad topic. For the topics and programs of the previous Workshops, running since 2002, please see our Workshop web page. The workshop topic for May 2013 is Exemplarity.
The Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies also awards an annual book prize, combined with a roundtable discussion of the prize-winning book, together with its author; a competition for two graduate dissertation fellowships; and a PhD minor concentration.
For further inquiries please contact the Center's Director, Professor Mary Favret, favretm @ indiana . edu, or the Center's administrator, Dr. Barbara Truesdel, voltaire @ indiana . edu.