The arrival of the New Year of 2018 marks two years since I began as General Editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment.
Les analyses fondées sur l’environnement, qui font du terrain ou de la température des facteurs explicatifs de la diversité humaine, dominent les discours anthropologiques de l’Ancien Régime. Richard Spavin montre que ces théories climatiques révèlent des démarches contestataires à lire à côté des théories de la souveraineté, du constitutionnalisme et du républicanisme.
Tercentenary workshop on the Habsburg empress and her time.
One of the most familiar chapters in the history of early modern science is the birth, expansion and global deployment of Linnaean natural history from the 1730s onwards.
Our academic programme in 2018.
Last summer’s ISECS Executive Committee meeting and conference took place in Edinburgh – also the location of the next ISECS Congress in 2019.
The Enlightenment Workshop is a series of seminars, held on Monday evenings in the Spring and Summer (Hilary and Trinity Terms) at the Voltaire Foundation. The convenors are Nicholas Cronk (St Edmund Hall) and Avi Lifschitz (Magdalen College).
Programme for Hilary Term 2018: Mondays at 5:00 p.m., Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road (except 26 February):
Our project ‘Legacies of the Enlightenment: humanity, nature, and science in a changing climate’, explores how the Enlightenment informs – and haunts – our current worldviews.
Le Carla, a medieval fortified village near Foix in the Ariège, was the birthplace of Pierre Bayle, and the fitting location of a two-day meeting on the subject of Huguenot travels and correspondence.
Virtually everything about the Chevalier d’Éon’s life was extraordinary. However, far more remarkable than all of this is the fact that, aged forty-nine, the Chevalier began a new life as a woman.