Enlightenment workshop

The Enlightenment Workshop is a series of seminars in the Spring and Summer (Hilary and Trinity) Terms at the Voltaire Foundation. The convenors are Nicholas Cronk (St Edmund Hall) and Avi Lifschitz (Magdalen College).

PDF with programme for 2019.

Programme for Hilary Term 2019: Mondays at 5:00 p.m., Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road

14 January: Ros Ballaster (Mansfield College, Oxford), Keeping characters: Charlotte Lennox and Oliver Goldsmith between 18th-century British theatre and the novel

21 January: Daniel Fulda (Enlightenment Research Centre, Halle), Images of Enlightenment: How visual representations contributed to the Enlightenment Agenda

28 January: Richard Whatmore (St Andrews), Terrorists, anarchists and republicans: The Genevans in Ireland

4 February: Emma Spary (Cambridge), The flight from humanism? Botanists, book learning and the Enlightenment of ginseng

11 February: Julia Bührle (New College, Oxford), The birth of the story-ballet: Dancing literature in the long 18th century

18 February: Kate Tunstall (Worcester College, Oxford), Writing the attentat on Louis XV, 5 January 1757

25 February: Peter Sabor (McGill), Editing Charles Burney

4 March: Dominik Hünniger (Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen), Locusts of love: Imagi(ni)ng insect reproduction in the 18th century

Programme for Trinity Term 2019: at the same venue (except for 29 April)

29 April: Dan Edelstein (Stanford), Liberty as equality: Rousseau and Roman constitutionalism (George Rousseau Lecture at the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College) 

PLEASE NOTE: The 29 April session will be preceded by an afternoon colloquium at Magdalen College (1:30-4:30) on human rights and the Enlightenment, featuring Annelien de Dijn (Utrecht), Mark Philp (Warwick), Céline Spector (Sorbonne, Paris) and Dan Edelstein. Please find the programme here.

6 May: Clovis Gladstone (ARTFL Project, University of Chicago), Where is Rousseau? Tracking Enlightenment discourse in the French Revolutionary period

13 May: Maxine Berg (Warwick), The Enlightenment and the Northwest Pacific Coast: Alexander Walker and José Mariano Moziño at Nootka Sound, 1785-1792

20 May: Iwan-Michelangelo D’Aprile (Research Center Sanssouci, Potsdam), Enlightenment and migration politics

For further information, see the TORCH website.

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