Thomas A. Sebeok and the Scientific Self

Exhibit Highlights

  • Correspondence with intellectual giants including Umberto Eco, Noam Chomsky, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva, and Meyer Schapiro
  • Correspondence with primatologists Jane Goodall and Francine Patterson, trainer of Koko the gorilla
  • Materials from the World War II-era Army Specialized Training Program in languages at IU (1943-1946)
  • Correspondence and materials from the founding of Indiana University's Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies (now the Department of Central Eurasian Studies) and Research Center for Language and Semiotic Studies (1956-1965)
  • Brochures and visual materials from institutions ranging from the august (e.g. the International Association of Semiotic Studies) to the eccentric (e.g. Committee for Skeptical Inquiry)