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Voltaire was one of the greatest of the Enlightenment philosophers, and his voice and values remain a vital presence in European culture today. It is the mission of the Voltaire Foundation to promote and explore these values.

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‘L’Ingénu’ and Electronic Enlightenment

As part of the Reading French Literature module I have been studying my first work by Voltaire, the satirical novella ‘L’Ingénu’, and have used Electronic Enlightenment to explore Voltaire’s correspondence.

ASECS 2017: the twentieth century meets the eighteenth

The Voltaire Foundation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Minneapolis.

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The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.