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Book Launch: Vincenzo Ferrone, The Enlightenment and the Rights of Man
Friday, 25 October, 2019
From the rights of man to human rights
Strategy and revolution: the last words of the Jesuit China Mission?
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
On the eve of the Seven Years’ War, Voltaire published ‘L’Orphelin de la Chine’ and the ‘Essai sur les mœurs’, marking the high point of sinophilia in Enlightenment France.
New strategic partnership between Wolfson and the Voltaire Foundation
Thursday, 17 October, 2019
Sir Tim Hitchens, President, Wolfson College and Professor Nicholas Cronk, Director, Voltaire Foundation, have announced a new strategic partnership between Wolfson and the Voltaire Foundation.
John V’s Lisbon: the new Rome
Thursday, 17 October, 2019
“All the new coins will show my effigy and name on one side, as some of the old kings in these reigns used to mint as well as almost all the Princes of Europe right now.”
Voltaire historien de la littérature
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
Appel à communications: Journées Voltaire, Paris, Sorbonne Université, 11-12 juin 2020. Organisées par Nicholas Cronk et Jean-Alexandre Perras.
Obstinément Voltaire. La redécouverte en Suisse d’un portrait par Jean Huber
Thursday, 10 October, 2019
L’heureuse rencontre de deux personnalités tout à fait hors du commun est à l’origine d’une suite de portraits de Voltaire.
Writing the imagination
Thursday, 3 October, 2019
Jean Honoré Fragonard’s drawing ‘L’inspiration de l’artiste’ (ca. 1761-1773) shows us the artist in the act of conceiving an artwork.
The phenomenon of the ‘amateur’
Friday, 27 September, 2019
The amateur has been the subject of new interest in recent years. The September volume in Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment studies the phenomenon in several disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
The Sous-Oeuvre and Digital Scholarly Editing: Voltaire in Beckett’s Books
Monday, 23 September, 2019
The Voltaire Foundation and Wolfson Digital Research Cluster cordially invite you to a special lecture on Thursday, 17 October, 5pm, in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College.
Voltaire among the popes
Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Walking through Urban V’s orchard-garden in the shadow of the Palais des Papes, I didn’t expect to find the faces of Voltaire and Madame Du Châtelet fluttering to the ground on a publicity flier. But the ‘Avignon off’ (the French equivalent of the Edinburgh Fringe with sun) is full of unlikely spectacles.

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