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The age of lightness
Thursday, 18 April, 2019
France is a light-hearted nation… This classical common belief is echoed repeatedly throughout the eighteenth century and bears witness to the deep axiological, scientific and ethical upheavals which this volume explores.
Anarchists and terrorists at Geneva and Waterford in the 1780s
Thursday, 11 April, 2019
On 1 July 1782 most of the leaders of the popular government at Geneva fled their city by boat, landing on the Neuchâtel shore of Lake Geneva. How did this come to pass?
Exploring multilingual digital editions
Thursday, 4 April, 2019
The Taylor Institution Library recently launched a new course teaching digital editing, with students able to create digital editions in any language of their choice.
Un aide-mémoire du professeur Voltaire: ‘Les Annales de l’Empire’
Thursday, 28 March, 2019
Les ‘Annales de l’Empire’, dont la Voltaire Foundation va publier une admirable édition en trois volumes, ne sont guère représentatives de la création voltairienne.
A born-digital edition of Voltaire’s ‘Dialogue entre un brahmane et un jésuite’
Thursday, 21 March, 2019
Just as the print edition of the Œuvres Complètes de Voltaire is approaching completion, the Voltaire Foundation is starting work on new digital projects thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Reasonable doubt and the birth of Enlightenment
Thursday, 14 March, 2019
There has rarely been a better time to write about skepticism than the current so-called post-truth era.
Surviving and thriving, cheerful and imperturbable
Thursday, 7 March, 2019
One of the many outstanding women in Russian history, Catherine the Great might have had sympathy for the theme of this year’s Oxford International Women’s Festival.
Voltaire’s ‘Hymn to Liberty’: in search of a wider audience
Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
On January 31st, France celebrated the ‘Nuit des idées’.
The Salons Project: a digital approach to eighteenth-century French salons
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Eighteenth-century French salons have developed a mystical aura as sites of elite sociability and workshops of Enlightenment philosophy.
Believing in an age of Enlightenment
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
Over the past few decades historians have justly complicated the narrative of the Enlightenment’s essentially secular nature.

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