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.
Cross-European perspectives on the Enlightenment: academic events at the Voltaire Foundation in early 2018
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018
Our academic programme in 2018.
Edinburgh – cradle of the Scottish Enlightenment – hosts ISECS 2019… don’t miss out!
Tuesday, 2 January, 2018
Last summer’s ISECS Executive Committee meeting and conference took place in Edinburgh – also the location of the next ISECS Congress in 2019.
Enlightenment legacies: a new online resource
Thursday, 28 December, 2017
Our project ‘Legacies of the Enlightenment: humanity, nature, and science in a changing climate’, explores how the Enlightenment informs – and haunts – our current worldviews.
Pierre Bayle chez lui in Le Carla
Tuesday, 19 December, 2017
Le Carla, a medieval fortified village near Foix in the Ariège, was the birthplace of Pierre Bayle, and the fitting location of a two-day meeting on the subject of Huguenot travels and correspondence.
D’Éon vs Rousseau: Gender, slavery and the unique self
Friday, 8 December, 2017
Virtually everything about the Chevalier d’Éon’s life was extraordinary. However, far more remarkable than all of this is the fact that, aged forty-nine, the Chevalier began a new life as a woman.
Natalia Elaguina décorée
Friday, 1 December, 2017
Madame Natalia Elaguina a été décorée de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres au grade de chevalier le 18 novembre dernier au Consulat général de France à Saint-Pétersbourg. L’équipe de la Voltaire Foundation lui adresse toutes ses félicitations.
Lines on the Birthday of Dr Swift
Monday, 27 November, 2017
It is my birthday this week. People have already started celebrating. Because for the last 350 years I have been vexing the world, they still gather to talk about me, to talk about my books.