International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)

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:

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

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Only complete applications will be accepted.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress will assess the applications.
Successful candidates will be notified in middle of April 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)
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Have a look at the official congress website:

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

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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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