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First Voltaire Hackathon, Friday 24 January 2020
Tuesday, 12 November, 2019
Voltaire H
La Beaumelle, écrivain engagé avant la lettre
Tuesday, 5 November, 2019
Le quinzième tome de la ‘Correspondance générale de La Beaumelle’, qui vient de paraître, se concentre sur la période de janvier 1764 à décembre 1766.
Ceci n’est pas ‘Candide’…
Thursday, 31 October, 2019
In his study of Voltaire and England (1976), André-Michel Rousseau gives Voltaire’s contemporary translators short shrift. He dismisses most English translations of the contes out of hand.
Book Launch: Vincenzo Ferrone, The Enlightenment and the Rights of Man
Friday, 25 October, 2019
From the rights of man to human rights
Strategy and revolution: the last words of the Jesuit China Mission?
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
On the eve of the Seven Years’ War, Voltaire published ‘L’Orphelin de la Chine’ and the ‘Essai sur les mœurs’, marking the high point of sinophilia in Enlightenment France.
New strategic partnership between Wolfson and the Voltaire Foundation
Thursday, 17 October, 2019
Sir Tim Hitchens, President, Wolfson College and Professor Nicholas Cronk, Director, Voltaire Foundation, have announced a new strategic partnership between Wolfson and the Voltaire Foundation.
John V’s Lisbon: the new Rome
Thursday, 17 October, 2019
“All the new coins will show my effigy and name on one side, as some of the old kings in these reigns used to mint as well as almost all the Princes of Europe right now.”
Voltaire historien de la littérature
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Appel à communications: Journées Voltaire, Paris, Sorbonne Université, 11-12 juin 2020. Organisées par Nicholas Cronk et Jean-Alexandre Perras.
Obstinément Voltaire. La redécouverte en Suisse d’un portrait par Jean Huber
Thursday, 10 October, 2019
L’heureuse rencontre de deux personnalités tout à fait hors du commun est à l’origine d’une suite de portraits de Voltaire.
Writing the imagination
Thursday, 3 October, 2019
Jean Honoré Fragonard’s drawing ‘L’inspiration de l’artiste’ (ca. 1761-1773) shows us the artist in the act of conceiving an artwork.

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