In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of early modern and eighteenth-century music and theatre.
Sade: a national treasure?
Thursday, 1 February, 2018
What do Ian McKellen and the Marquis de Sade have in common? They’re both national treasures in their respective countries.
Two Years On: the State of the ‘Studies’, by the General Editor
Thursday, 25 January, 2018
The arrival of the New Year of 2018 marks two years since I began as General Editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.
Maria Theresa workshop
Friday, 19 January, 2018
Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time.
Globalising knowledge in the eighteenth century: the Linnaean story
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
One of the most familiar chapters in the history of early modern science is the birth, expansion and global deployment of Linnaean natural history from the 1730s onwards.
Cross-European perspectives on the Enlightenment: academic events at the Voltaire Foundation in early 2018
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018
Our academic programme in 2018.
Wednesday, 3 January, 2018
The Enlightenment Workshop is a series of seminars in the Spring and Summer (Hilary and Trinity Terms) at the Voltaire Foundation.
Edinburgh – cradle of the Scottish Enlightenment – hosts ISECS 2019… don’t miss out!
Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Last summer’s ISECS Executive Committee meeting and conference took place in Edinburgh – also the location of the next ISECS Congress in 2019.
Enlightenment legacies: a new online resource
Thursday, 28 December, 2017
Our project ‘Legacies of the Enlightenment: humanity, nature, and science in a changing climate’, explores how the Enlightenment informs – and haunts – our current worldviews.