13. Internationaler Kongress zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, Graz 2011 FrançaisDeutsch hochISECSUniversity of Music and Performing Arts GrazAustrian Society for Eighteenth-Century StudiesUniversity of Graz
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International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)
Société internationale d’études du dix-huitième siècle (SIEDS)

Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth Century Scholars 2011

"Providing for the Future: Theory and Practice in the Eighteenth Century"

The 2011 Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth Century Scholars will take place from July 21st to 24th in Graz (Austria), before the 13th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (July 25th – 29th).
For that reason, the theme of the seminar has been adjusted to the main topic of the congress (Time in the Age of Enlightenment: Situating the Present, Imagining the Future). This topic encompasses eighteenth-century perspectives on the future as well as the organisational measures undertaken in the eighteenth century in order to provide for the future. Examples of research areas might include medicine, education, communication, ecology etc. The seminar languages are English, French and German.

The number of participants in the seminar is limited to 15. Preference will be given to applicants who have received the PhD or equivalent degree within six years of the date of the seminar.

Applications are open from October 1st 2010 until March 31st 2011.
All applications must be sent on line and include:

  • A completed application form
  • A one page abstract in A4 (one-and-a-half spaced, 12pt)
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from a senior scholar who knows the applicant’s work well

Applications must be sent exclusively to: 18thcc.office@uni-graz.at. Only complete applications will be accepted.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress will assess the applications. Successful candidates will be notified in February 2011 by the Congress secretary. Seminar participants receive a bursary of 300 Euros for costs incurred during the seminar (accommodation, food). Travel costs, however, will not be paid.

Application form (Microsoft Office Word 2003)

Seminar participants may also apply for a presentation at the Congress and a bursary for the Congress period. See for further information Congress programme and Grants.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress