Material constraints in publishing can sometimes have the beneficial effect of focusing attention anew on the importance of the intellectual content of the book.
Thursday, 27 June, 2019
Grâce à un don de la Mellon Foundation, la Voltaire Foundation a entamé une édition numérique des œuvres complètes du baron d’Holbach, l’un des penseurs clés des Lumières radicales françaises.
Applications invited for Digital Enlightenment Research Assistant
Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
This post has been created as part of the Digital Enlightenment research project, directed by Professor Nicholas Cronk and funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation.
Networks of Enlightenment: new approaches, new perspectives
Monday, 17 June, 2019
What is notable about the Enlightenment is the prominence of its ‘great groups’, or networks.
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
L’équipe de la Voltaire Foundation a eu la grande tristesse d’apprendre le décès de notre collègue et ami Christophe Paillard, voltairiste passionné et spécialiste de Jean-Louis Wagnière.
Voltaire as philosophical historian and historian of modernity
Thursday, 6 June, 2019
Voltaire was not an academic historian. In his defence, he never claimed to be one, and his histories are all the more interesting for it.
Voltaire Foundation receives grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Digital Enlightenment
Friday, 31 May, 2019
The Voltaire Foundation is delighted to announce the award of a generous research grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Voltaire Foundation blog: a collaborative resource for all 18th-century enthusiasts
Thursday, 30 May, 2019
The Voltaire Foundation blog recently marked its sixth anniversary, having clocked up some 250 posts.
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
One of the key texts of the early Enlightenment, by the marquis d’Argenson, which circulated clandestinely in manuscript for decades before its posthumous publication as the ‘Considérations sur le gouvernement’ in 1764, mounted a scathing indictment of the Old Regime social and political order.