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.
Prof. Catriona Seth, the inaugural lecture of the eighth Oxford Marshal Foch Professor
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
The inaugural lecture on 9 May 2019.
The best Voltaire books – recommended by Nicholas Cronk
Thursday, 2 May, 2019
Voltaire is the most famous of the Enlightenment thinkers. Not necessarily the most radical or the most extreme philosophe, but certainly the one with the highest profile.
Le voyage de trois élèves de St Albans à Oxford
Monday, 29 April, 2019
Le 15 janvier 2019, nous sommes partis de St Albans School pour visiter la Fondation Voltaire afin de rencontrer le professeur Nicholas Cronk et le Dr Gillian Pink, avec l’intention d’en savoir plus sur leur travail à la Fondation.