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Voltaire’s three birthdays and a feast day
Friday, 9 December, 2016
In November 1694, François-Marie Arouet, later to make his name as Voltaire, was christened at the Church of Saint-André-des-Arts in Paris – and there any certainty surrounding his earliest life ends.
Chance discoveries in French and Italian archives
Friday, 2 December, 2016
Chance plays as much of a part in the discovery of new material as it does in history itself.
Of Voltaire’s London years and the ‘Lettres sur les Anglais’
Friday, 25 November, 2016
Thanks to support from the AHRC for the publication of one of the iconic texts of the Enlightenment, the Voltaire Foundation launched both online and offline events this summer.
Thursday, 24 November, 2016
Philosopher Alain de Botton has created a short animated video on Voltaire, scripted by Nicholas Cronk.
Thursday, 24 November, 2016
As Banned Books Week is drawing to a close, this seemed an opportune time to reflect on an event that occurred 250 years ago in Northern France and which haunted Voltaire for the rest of his life.
The Représentation aux Etats de l’Empire: a new addition to the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Monday, 21 November, 2016
In the autumn of 1744, amidst the turmoil of the War of the Austrian Succession, an anonymous, rather lengthy pamphlet entitled
Relocating British Orientalism in Portugal
Monday, 14 November, 2016
Voltaire editor, edited and re-edited
Monday, 7 November, 2016
Thanks to modern-day editorial work, the editor-generated puzzles of over two centuries ago are now being unpicked.
Voltaire and Sade, with a dash of Casanova
Monday, 31 October, 2016
I have spent a lot of time with Voltaire and Sade recently, editing La Prude for the Complete Works and transla
‘je jeterai mon bonet par-dessus les moulins’ - delving into the Correspondance de Mme de Graffigny
Monday, 24 October, 2016
Scholars are exploring Françoise de Graffigny's letters for data on urban life, the growth of trade and the consumer society, the practices of medicine and surgery, and the dimensions of a woman’s life: her home, work and social spheres.