Rob Iliffe is Professor of Intellectual History and the History of Science in the Department of History at the University of Sussex.
Voltaire and the gardens of Versailles
Thursday, 16 July, 2015
Voltaire had known the Palace of Versailles since his thirties, when he prepared a divertissement there to cele
‘Résumé de toute cette histoire…’: the final chapter of Voltaire’s Essai sur les mœurs
Monday, 15 June, 2015
The final volume of the Essai.
Subscription – An idea whose time has come again?
Friday, 5 June, 2015
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming publisher John Mitchinson to the Voltaire Foundation for a particularly enlightening and enjoyable talk.
Strange skies: Voltaire’s physics
Thursday, 28 May, 2015
Letter XIV of Voltaire’s Lettres philosophiques provides an insight into the early days of modern science, contrasting
Battles on and off the field
Monday, 11 May, 2015
The eleventh of May 2015 is the 270th anniversary of the battle of Fontenoy, a great French victory in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748).