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.
Behind the scenes of eighteenth-century music and theatre
Monday, 12 February, 2018
In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of early modern and eighteenth-century music and theatre.
Sade: a national treasure?
Thursday, 1 February, 2018
What do Ian McKellen and the Marquis de Sade have in common? They’re both national treasures in their respective countries.
Two Years On: the State of the ‘Studies’, by the General Editor
Thursday, 25 January, 2018
The arrival of the New Year of 2018 marks two years since I began as General Editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.
Globalising knowledge in the eighteenth century: the Linnaean story
Wednesday, 17 January, 2018
One of the most familiar chapters in the history of early modern science is the birth, expansion and global deployment of Linnaean natural history from the 1730s onwards.