Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter, has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission to promote the work of Voltaire.
Exploring an abandoned 18th-century encyclopedia: an academic detective story
Friday, 10 February, 2017
Eighteenth-century Paris was a vibrant centre of scholarly activity, publishing, and consumption.
Pierre Bayle est mort. Vive la République des Lettres!
Thursday, 2 February, 2017
Notre édition critique de la vaste correspondance de Pierre Bayle qui comporte quinze volumes et près de de 1800 lettres échangées avec un très large cercle d’interlocuteurs, est désormais achevée.
Editorialités: pratiques et enjeux à travers les siècles
Tuesday, 24 January, 2017
Après la journée consacrée aux Matéria
La fermentation des Lumières: ‘Le Neveu de Rameau’ de Diderot
Friday, 13 January, 2017
‘Le Neveu de Rameau’ est l’une des œuvres les plus fascinantes du dix-huitième siècle français.
The formation of a revolutionary journalist: Jean-Paul Marat
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Nigel Ritchie is last year’s recipient of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Travelling Award.
The Œuvres complètes de Voltaire are nearly fifty years old
Friday, 23 December, 2016
John Renwick has been a member of the ‘Œuvres complètes de Voltaire’ team since 1970, and of its Conseil scientifique since 1997.
Leibniz: before and after Pangloss
Friday, 16 December, 2016
Writing in 1751, Voltaire celebrated and yearned for the vibrancy of the previous decades when Europe had seemingly experienced an intellectual renaissance.
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.