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The typesetting challenges of OCV84
Thursday, 19 March, 2020
The challenge with the volume was how to capture Voltaire’s original hand-drawn markings and incorporate them into a complex page layout where their positioning could clash with sidenotes, line numbers, variant notes or footnotes.
POSTPONED - Enlightenment Futures: Conference at Humboldt University Berlin, 18-20 March 2020
Tuesday, 10 March, 2020
POSTPONED - On 11 March, the Berlin mayor has mandated that all events at the Berlin universities must be cancelled effective immediately.
International Women’s Day: ten books by eighteenth-century women you may not have read
Monday, 9 March, 2020
Through no fault of their own, many brilliant eighteenth-century women have fallen into obscurity.
L’âme de Voltaire dans tous ses états: l’édition critique de la version clandestine de la ‘Lettre sur Locke’
Tuesday, 3 March, 2020
En 1733, la première version de la ‘Lettre sur Locke’ est écartée par Voltaire.
Gillian Pink at the Voltaire Foundation: thirteen years and counting
Thursday, 27 February, 2020
As we approach the completion of the ‘Œuvres complètes de Voltaire’, I sat down with Gillian Pink to find out about how joining the editorial team led to becoming a researcher in her own right.
Seminar: James Gawley, Machine Learning and the Experience of Allusion: Experiments in Classical and Eighteenth-Century Poetry
Thursday, 6 February, 2020
Machine Learning and the Experience of Allusion: Experiments in Classical and Eighteenth-Century Poetry Thursday 20 February 2020, 5.30pm-6.30pm
Hacking Voltaire
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
The Voltaire Foundation’s first ever Hackathon took place on Friday 24 January 2020, as part of a generous John Fell Fund grant, in the historic St Luke’s Chapel in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.
Voltaire, quid de la mémoire contemporaine ?
Thursday, 23 January, 2020
S’il était encore parmi nous, il aurait 325 ans. Toutefois, si François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire a marqué son temps, il continue de diviser longtemps après sa mort.
‘Je soussigné barbouilleur d’écrits inutiles’
Thursday, 16 January, 2020
Ce court texte, résultat sans doute d’une plaisanterie dont les circonstances nous sont malheureusement inconnues, est l’un des morceaux rassemblés dans le volume de ‘Fragments divers’ qui clôt la partie littéraire des OCV.
What can the Enlightenment teach us about theater and emotion?
Friday, 10 January, 2020
What connects the religious zealots who tried to annihilate theater under Louis XIV to the Enlightenment?