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The shadow world of the Encyclopédie’s planches
Tuesday, 16 August, 2016
As part of the methodology option ‘History of the Book’ for the Masters in Enlightenment course, students were asked to pres
‘French dog! ’: interpreting insults on the streets of London
Monday, 1 August, 2016
In light of the recent events and the emergence of questions around British openness (or lack thereof) t
The Man Behind England’s Green and Pleasant Land – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in and around Oxfordshire
Monday, 25 July, 2016
Le 14 juillet: « Liberté, égalité, fraternité » et les valeurs voltairiennes
Monday, 18 July, 2016
« Tel est le fanatisme: c’est un monstre sans cœur, sans yeux et sans oreilles.
Digitizing Raynal (and Diderot): New Digital Editions of the Histoire des deux Indes
Monday, 11 July, 2016
A collaborative digital research project On the heels of Cecil Courtney and Jenny Mander’s recent publication,
Voltaire and the La Barre affair
Thursday, 30 June, 2016
250 years ago, on 1 July 1766, the young François-Jean Lefebvre de La Barre was executed in Abbeville, Picardy, h
Gossip meets history at Versailles
Thursday, 16 June, 2016
A bit of a fuss has been made in the past few weeks about a BBC drama series called Versailles. Set during the reign of the French Sun King and controversially made in English, it seems to be aimed at the audience for the historical romp genre…
The Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes across the Channel: Swift and Voltaire
Monday, 6 June, 2016
Never the twain shall meet: the correspondence of Pietro and Alessandro Verri (1766-1797)
Thursday, 26 May, 2016
Journey to the end of the river, with La Condamine
Monday, 16 May, 2016
It is now official: according to an article recently pu

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