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Imperial letters don’t burn
Thursday, 15 August, 2019
“Burn my letters so that they will not be printed in my lifetime”, Catherine the Great wrote to Grimm in 1787.
Baron d’Holbach brought back to the motherland by a ‘joyous sett’
Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
He was ‘the most learned nobleman’ in Paris according to Laurence Sterne.
The Journées Voltaire 2019
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
The recent Journées Voltaire held on 13-14 June at Amiens and Paris focused on Voltaire’s reception in the German-speaking lands.
Digitization of the Enlightenment and Manifold Scholarship
Thursday, 18 July, 2019
We are pleased to be releasing our first-ever digital companion to an OUSE book through the Manifold Scholarship platform
A Year in Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment
Friday, 12 July, 2019
As LUP celebrates its 120-year anniversary, we are focusing on the eighteenth century and the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, published in partnership with the Voltaire Foundation.
When volcanoes erupted with meaning
Thursday, 11 July, 2019
When the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted in April 2010 it threw up a huge ash plume 9 kilometres into the sky. Yet the resulting 21st-century anecdotes pale in comparison to the 18th-century narratives related by travellers in Naples, on the flanks of Vesuvius or Etna.
What else makes a critical edition?
Thursday, 4 July, 2019
Material constraints in publishing can sometimes have the beneficial effect of focusing attention anew on the importance of the intellectual content of the book.
Digital d’Holbach
Thursday, 27 June, 2019
Grâce à un don de la Mellon Foundation, la Voltaire Foundation a entamé une édition numérique des œuvres complètes du baron d’Holbach, l’un des penseurs clés des Lumières radicales françaises.
Networks of Enlightenment: new approaches, new perspectives
Monday, 17 June, 2019
What is notable about the Enlightenment is the prominence of its ‘great groups’, or networks.
Christophe Paillard
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
L’équipe de la Voltaire Foundation a eu la grande tristesse d’apprendre le décès de notre collègue et ami Christophe Paillard, voltairiste passionné et spécialiste de Jean-Louis Wagnière.

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