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Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is dedicated to eighteenth-century research.

Since its inception as Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century in 1955, nearly 550 books have been published within the series. Strongly international in focus, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment publishes scholarly work in English or French to advance learning across a broad range of disciplines:

• History • History of ideas/Philosophy • History of the book • Theatre • Literature • Visual arts & Music • Science & Economics • Women’s studies

Letter from Gregory S. Brown, the the new General Editor (from 1 January 2016).

Authors and editors

Publishing with us

Editorial board

An international team of scholars assures the academic quality of our books.

Forthcoming and recently published

List of our 2017 titles (Jan.-Nov.) (pdf)

List of our 2016 titles (pdf)

Online index

Access the dedicated thematic index of our books in the SVEC series, 1955-2013.

Contact us

General enquiries may be sent to our Administrator, series-specific enquiries to the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) team.

Published and forthcoming

Pictorial snapshot of subjects explored

Just published

John Millar and the Scottish Enlightenment: family life and world history

Cover of OSE volume just published Nicholas B. Miller 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.

Read the blog post by author Nicholas Miller: The Scottish Enlightenment four stages theory: a (re-)introduction.

Coming soon

Animals and humans: sensibility and representation, 1650-1820

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Ed. Katherine M. Quinsey Authors examine the dynamics of animal–human relations as embodied in the literature, art, farming practices, natural history, religion and philosophy of the long eighteenth century, and uncover the roots of much current thinking on interspecies morality and animal welfare.

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