The funding will provide for the organization of a major interdisciplinary symposium entitled “Rewriting the Eighteenth Centuries” to be held March 2-3, 2013, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. And Monalto (The International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello). This project will bring together local and national scholars and students to discuss and analyze, from a multi-discplinary and international perspective, fundamental issues concerning what has been called the Enlightened Century. Panelists will include graduate students, U.Va. faculty, and faculty from other national insititutions. The symposium events will be free and open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community members.