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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.
How to tell a king he writes bad verse
Thursday, 12 September, 2019
In 1750, Voltaire travelled to the court of the Prussian king, Frederick II, where one of his duties would be to correct the king’s writings in French.
Les index des OCV: principes, entraves et usage
Friday, 6 September, 2019
Les avis diffèrent sur ce qui fait un bon index, cet outil devant répondre à toutes sortes d’impératifs parfois contradictoires.
L’édition Kehl de Voltaire, une aventure éditoriale et littéraire au tournant des Lumières (2ème partie)
Monday, 2 September, 2019
La richesse extraordinaire de l’histoire de l’édition de Kehl provient de l’alliance entre deux projets.
L’édition Kehl de Voltaire, une aventure éditoriale et littéraire au tournant des Lumières (1ère partie)
Thursday, 29 August, 2019
Le libraire Panckoucke est à l’origine de cette histoire éditoriale.
Eighteenth-century studies, Besterman and Voltaire
Thursday, 22 August, 2019
Edinburgh welcomed dix-huitiémistes this year for the fifteenth ISECS congress.
Imperial letters don’t burn
Thursday, 15 August, 2019
“Burn my letters so that they will not be printed in my lifetime”, Catherine the Great wrote to Grimm in 1787.
Baron d’Holbach brought back to the motherland by a ‘joyous sett’
Tuesday, 6 August, 2019
He was ‘the most learned nobleman’ in Paris according to Laurence Sterne.
The Journées Voltaire 2019
Thursday, 25 July, 2019
The recent Journées Voltaire held on 13-14 June at Amiens and Paris focused on Voltaire’s reception in the German-speaking lands.
Digitization of the Enlightenment and Manifold Scholarship
Thursday, 18 July, 2019
We are pleased to be releasing our first-ever digital companion to an OUSE book through the Manifold Scholarship platform