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When the stage meets the page – past and present
Thursday, 2 July, 2015
Public figures: the invention of celebrity in the eighteenth century
Wednesday, 24 June, 2015
‘Résumé de toute cette histoire…’: the final chapter of Voltaire’s Essai sur les mœurs
Monday, 15 June, 2015
The final volume of the Essai.
Subscription – An idea whose time has come again?
Friday, 5 June, 2015
We recently had the pleasure of welcoming publisher John Mitchinson to the Voltaire Foundation for a particularly enlightening and enjoyable talk.
Strange skies: Voltaire’s physics
Thursday, 28 May, 2015
Letter XIV of Voltaire’s Lettres philosophiques provides an insight into the early days of modern science, contrasting
Besterman’s commitment to the Eighteenth Century is still alive
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
Battles on and off the field
Monday, 11 May, 2015
The eleventh of May 2015 is the 270th anniversary of the battle of Fontenoy, a great French victory in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748).
Picturing the reign of Louis XIV
Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Learning art in Rome… à la française
Thursday, 16 April, 2015
Can art be taught? Certainly. The larger question is, can it be learnt? And if so, how?
Voltaire: historian of modernity
Thursday, 2 April, 2015
Voltaire’s historical writings form a significant part of his output, including works on Louis XIV, Louis XV, Charles XII, Peter the Great, the Holy Roman Empire, and even a pioneering universal history.