The Rousseau Association/Association Rousseau, formerly known as the North American Association for the Study of Rousseau, is a bilingual society devoted to the study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Our membership is multinational and interdisciplinary. The Association includes Rousseau scholars from the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. We count among our numbers specialists in history, languages, literature, philosophy, political science, as well as other fields. We welcome members from all disciplines. Members receive an annual newsletter and are eligible to participate in Rousseau Association colloquia, and in panels it sponsors at other professional meetings (e.g. the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies).
The Association sponsors a colloquium every two years, at locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Each meeting is devoted to a specific text or question, and all papers are given in plenary sessions. Our last colloquium (June 2009) was held at the University of California, Los Angeles, under the sponsorship of the UCLA Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies, on the topic of Rousseau’s Legacies / Les Fortunes de Rousseau. The next colloquium will be held at the University of Bristol, UK, in summer 2011.