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Catfishing Voltaire
Thursday, 24 August, 2017
It is for good reason that the Republic of Letters is often referred to as a social network.
Apocalypse then
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
The concepts of ‘crisis’ and ‘apocalypse’ have reappeared rather abruptly on our secularized horizons, yet they have never been completely absent.
‘L’Ingénu’ and Electronic Enlightenment
Thursday, 10 August, 2017
As part of the Reading French Literature module I have been studying my first work by Voltaire, the satirical novella ‘L’Ingénu’, and have used Electronic Enlightenment to explore Voltaire’s correspondence.
ASECS 2017: the twentieth century meets the eighteenth
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
The Voltaire Foundation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Minneapolis.
‘Les Œuvres complètes de Voltaire’, the first 25 years – the pioneers
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
The idea of publishing the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire is 50 this month.
Launching and celebrating the ‘Correspondance du président de Brosses et de l’abbé marquis Niccolini’
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
The Italian launch of the Correspondance du président de Brosses.
Catherine II et Friedrich Melchior Grimm: les clés d’une correspondance cryptique
Friday, 14 July, 2017
On comprendrait difficilement les échanges entre l’Europe occidentale et la Russie dans le XVIIIe siècle sans étudier la correspondance de Catherine II et de Grimm.
Un voyage fantastique dans les archives de la Société Royale de Médecine
Thursday, 6 July, 2017
‘Qui voudrait faire un voyage fantastique, celui-ci ira plonger dans les archives anciennes de la Société Royale de Médecine.’
Adam Smith: poverty and famine
Monday, 26 June, 2017
David Wootton’s 2017 Besterman lecture is a highly critical assessment of Adam Smith’s views on famine.
In honor of Robert Darnton
Monday, 19 June, 2017
This month Oxford University will award an honorary doctorate of letters to Robert Darnton, a leading cultural historian over the past 50 years of eighteenth-century French literary culture.

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