Thomas A. Sebeok and the Scientific Self

  • December 7, 2018 - March 29, 2019
  • Recurring every week day
  • IU Archives
  • 1320 E. 10th Street, Wells Library, Room E460, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812)855-1127
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Free

This exhibition brings together the different roles, interests, and areas of research “pollination” that consumed Indiana University Distinguished Professor Thomas A. Sebeok (1920-2001). Sebeok described himself as an academic Apis mellifera (honeybee), who darts "solitary from flower to flower, sipping nectar, gathering pollen from flowers, serendipitously fertilizing whatever he touches.” The inquisitive polymath and world renowned pioneer in semiotics taught linguistics, anthropology, and Uralic and Altaic studies at IU from 1943-1991. This exhibit features unique materials spanning Sebeok’s career, focusing on his work in zoosemiotics and animal communication, visual arts and literature, and academic publishing. 

Thomas A. Sebeok and the Scientific Self