Machine Learning and the Experience of Allusion: Experiments in Classical and Eighteenth-Century Poetry Thursday 20 February 2020, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Seminar: James Gawley, Machine Learning and the Experience of Allusion: Experiments in Classical and Eighteenth-Century Poetry
Thursday, 6 February, 2020
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
The Voltaire Foundation’s first ever Hackathon took place on Friday 24 January 2020, as part of a generous John Fell Fund grant, in the historic St Luke’s Chapel in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.
Voltaire, quid de la mémoire contemporaine ?
Thursday, 23 January, 2020
S’il était encore parmi nous, il aurait 325 ans. Toutefois, si François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire a marqué son temps, il continue de diviser longtemps après sa mort.
‘Je soussigné barbouilleur d’écrits inutiles’
Thursday, 16 January, 2020
Ce court texte, résultat sans doute d’une plaisanterie dont les circonstances nous sont malheureusement inconnues, est l’un des morceaux rassemblés dans le volume de ‘Fragments divers’ qui clôt la partie littéraire des OCV.
What can the Enlightenment teach us about theater and emotion?
Friday, 10 January, 2020
What connects the religious zealots who tried to annihilate theater under Louis XIV to the Enlightenment?
The triumph of truth
Thursday, 19 December, 2019
In my work on the digital Voltaire iconography database, I frequently stumble across portraits of Voltaire which are particularly unexpected, funny, or have an interesting story to them. Reynolds’ ‘The Triumph of Truth’ is a personal favourite.
That unfortunate movement
Thursday, 12 December, 2019
‘The French Revolution: A very short introduction’ appeared in 2001 and has enjoyed very healthy sales, both in English and in translation into a number of other languages.
‘Depuis Charlemagne jusqu’à nos jours’ – mission accomplished
Thursday, 5 December, 2019
There are many reasons why Voltaire’s ‘Précis du siècle de Louis XV’ deserves our attention.
Over her dead body: tears and laughter in ‘L’Ingénu’’s final scene
Thursday, 28 November, 2019
Bloggers and other would-be beaux esprits routinely reach for Oscar Wilde when confronted with depictions of uncomfortable sentimentality.