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On translating the hasty writing of encyclopedia articles
Thursday, 24 March, 2016
Voltaire Bruxellois
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016
Voltaire knew Brussels well: he visited first with Mme de Rupelmonde in 1722, and between 1739 and 1742 made several extended stays in the city with Émilie Du Châtelet.
Un espace virtuel avant la lettre: la presse littéraire du dix-huitième siècle
Tuesday, 15 March, 2016
Au dix-huitième siècle se développe un nouveau genre d’écrire, le journal, et notamment un périodique spécifique: le journal littéraire.
A treasure revealed: Mme de Graffigny’s correspondence finally published after 250 years
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016
On International Women’s Day, join us in celebrating the publication next month of the final volume of letters of pioneering writer and salon hostess, Madame de Graffigny.
Écrire avec Voltaire?
Monday, 29 February, 2016
Le 4 février 2016, s’est tenu, dans l’amphithéâtre Guizot à la Sorbonne, un débat autour de Voltaire.
Voltaire’s London: Reconstructing a vision of London past
Thursday, 18 February, 2016
Academics are constantly reminded of the debts owed to previous generations of scholars.
East meets West: Crossing boundaries in the Enlightenment
Monday, 8 February, 2016
Death at Versailles
Friday, 29 January, 2016
The Palace of Versailles is mounting a magnificent exhibition entitled ‘Le Roi est mort’ to mark the tercentenary of the death of Louis XIV.
Tolerance and combat
Friday, 22 January, 2016
After the killings on 7 January 2015 in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Voltaire of all people suddenly rushed into public prominence in France, serving as a symbol of (one supposes) free sp
Beaumarchais à l’agrégation
Thursday, 14 January, 2016