2018 has already provided a curate’s egg anniversary for scholars of eighteenth-century fiction: 250 years since the first publication of ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and, less than a month later, the death of its author, Laurence Sterne.
Maria Theresa: the Habsburg empress revisited
Thursday, 12 April, 2018
On 26 February 2018, Tobias Heinrich and Avi Lifschitz convened a study day at Queen’s College (Oxford) to mark the tercentenary of the birth of Maria Theresa, empress of the Habsburg Empire from 1740 to 1780.
Classic and modern clash in Italy
Wednesday, 4 April, 2018
In recent years, groups of Italian students protesting against government cuts have gained some popularity due to their highly original form of opposition: padded shields shaped as book covers,
Les manuscrits à la VF: découvertes et partage
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
Une petite armoire à la Voltaire Foundation abrite une collection modeste de manuscrits dont la plupart datent du dix-huitième siècle.
Voltaire, the most alive of dead white males
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
Voltaire’s afterlife is complex, his reputation changing with successive regimes. The French Revolution looked back to him as a heroic precursor of its struggle.
Improvement and Enlightenment
Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
The ways in which some modes of thinking common during the Enlightenment might have been inherited from the English idea of ‘improvement’.
Fausser le climat pour mieux s’exprimer? Stratégies de discours dans la philosophie politique de la Renaissance aux Lumières
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018
Pour expliquer l’hypothèse de lecture de mon livre.
Collaborative editing OCV-style: a text’s journey across continents and over the years
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
The reminiscences of Andrew Hunwick in the fiftieth year of OCV.
Jean-Benjamin de Laborde’s ‘Choix de Chansons’: Digital Editing and the Limits of Disciplinarity
Tuesday, 20 February, 2018
One of the first projects in the newly established Voltaire Lab.