Voltaire, over the course of his long career, had a taste for publishing works under pseudonyms: perhaps most famously, M.
Besterman lecture 2014: The German Enlightenment and its interpretation
Friday, 7 November, 2014
The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme invite you to the 2014 Besterman Lecture: ‘ “True Enlighte
Sixty years on: the museum of the Institut et Musée Voltaire
Monday, 20 October, 2014
From 1755 to 1760, Voltaire lived at Les Délices in Geneva, where he notably wrote the Poème sur le désastre de Lisbonne
L’Europe des Lumières: un recours face au désenchantement présent?
Thursday, 9 October, 2014
Le désenchantement face à la construction européenne n’est pas neuf.
Sade: compulsion and insight
Monday, 22 September, 2014
‘The fruit of solitude is originality, something daringly and disconcertingly beautiful, the poetic creation. But the fruit of solitude can also be the perverse, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.’
French-bashing, French style
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014
In a much-discussed article published last year in Le Monde (13 December 2013), French historian Mona Ozouf argued in favour of honouring the memory of three figures of the French resistan
14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS 2015) Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 26-31 July 2015 Call for Proposals: panels/papers/posters
Monday, 18 August, 2014
The Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) is the world’s largest meeting of specialists on all aspects of the eighteenth century, and takes place every four y