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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

Editorial board

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

Author and editors

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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

Just published

Rococo echo: art, history and historiography from Cochin to Coppola

Cover of OSE volume just published Ed. Melissa Lee Hyde and Katie Scott In chapters spanning areas as diverse as painting, print and photography, to furniture, fashion and film a team of international contributors explores the Rococo’s persistence across the later eighteenth century and into the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first.

Coming soon

Le Discours pédagigique féminin au temps des Lumières

Cover of OSE volume coming soon Sonia Cherrad En se fondant sur un corpus d’une vingtaine d’ouvrages, Sonia Cherrad démontre le rôle déterminant joué par le discours de ces femmes dans la réflexion sur l’éducation au XVIIIe siècle.

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