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Falconet: a sculptor’s quest for influence
Monday, 27 March, 2017
1 December 2016 marked three centuries since the birth of this remarkable actor of the Enlightenment stage. No other artist of that time seemed better able to tap into the wishes and convictions of his beneficiaries or contemporaries.
Voltaire and the Jacobites
Monday, 20 March, 2017
Voltaire had long-running and complicated relationships with the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the Catholic dynasty which was overthrown and replaced by the Protestant William of Orange in 1688.
Voltaire and the one-liner
Friday, 10 March, 2017
Voltaire presents us with a paradox. He wrote a huge amount – the definitive edition of his Complete works will comprise around 200 volumes – and yet he is really famous for his short sentences.
Françoise de Graffigny, gouvernante et observatrice de l’éducation des femmes
Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
Pour marquer la Journée internationale des femmes nous nous tournons vers Françoise de Graffigny, femme de lettres.
The Scottish Enlightenment four stages theory: a (re-)introduction
Wednesday, 1 March, 2017
There are few paradigms more tightly connected with the Scottish Enlightenment, yet it arguably remains one of the least understood.
If Voltaire had used Wikipedia…
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter, has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission to promote the work of Voltaire.
Exploring an abandoned 18th-century encyclopedia: an academic detective story
Friday, 10 February, 2017
Eighteenth-century Paris was a vibrant centre of scholarly activity, publishing, and consumption.
Pierre Bayle est mort. Vive la République des Lettres!
Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Notre édition critique de la vaste correspondance de Pierre Bayle qui comporte quinze volumes et près de de 1800 lettres échangées avec un très large cercle d’interlocuteurs, est désormais achevée.
Editorialités: pratiques et enjeux à travers les siècles
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
Après la journée consacrée aux Matéria
La fermentation des Lumières: ‘Le Neveu de Rameau’ de Diderot
Friday, 13 January, 2017
‘Le Neveu de Rameau’ est l’une des œuvres les plus fascinantes du dix-huitième siècle français.

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