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Voltaire Foundation Bulletin (February 2017)

Dear Colleague,
Welcome to the latest VF Bulletin.


  • LVMH grant to the Voltaire Foundation – Nicholas Cronk has secured a £190,000 donation from the famous luxury goods brand over the next three years to help us complete our print edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire.
  • BSECS/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Travel Award Winner – Congratulations go to Tabitha Baker (of University of Warwick and the Victoria & Albert Museum) who has received the award for 2017. This is to support archival research in Paris for her thesis, entitled ‘The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth-Century France’.
  • Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction (OUP)Nicholas Cronk’s book will be published on 23 February. Join Nicholas for an Oxford lunchtime talk on Friday 24 February if you can.


Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC):

  • The Maurists’ unfinished encyclopedia
    In this groundbreaking study of an unpublished eighteenth-century encyclopedia, L. Holmberg traces its origins and genesis, provides new perspectives on the Enlightenment ‘dictionary wars’ and offers a fascinating insight into the intellectual reorientation of a monastic community in the Age of Reason.
    2017:02, ISBN 978-0-7294-1191-2, pbk/broché, xvi+314 pages, 12 ills
    Published February 2017
  Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment cover
Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment cover  
  • John Millar and the Scottish Enlightenment: family life and world history
    Taking philosopher John Millar’s writings on gendered and familial practice as his basis, the author explores the role of the family in Scottish Enlightenment political thought and traces its wider resonances across the Enlightenment world.
    2017:03, ISBN 978-0-7294-1192-9, pbk/broché, xii+240 pages, 7 ills
    Forthcoming March 2017

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