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The Salons Project: a digital approach to eighteenth-century French salons
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Eighteenth-century French salons have developed a mystical aura as sites of elite sociability and workshops of Enlightenment philosophy.
Believing in an age of Enlightenment
Tuesday, 12 February, 2019
Over the past few decades historians have justly complicated the narrative of the Enlightenment’s essentially secular nature.
The humanist world of Voltaire’s correspondence
Thursday, 7 February, 2019
We know from reading Voltaire’s letters that he likes quoting – French literature in abundance, but also a fair amount of Latin.
From catechisms to Voltaire: Religious tradition and change in eighteenth-century novels
Tuesday, 29 January, 2019
The continuities of the Enlightenment with the past are many and little explored.
Metalwork in the ‘Encyclopédie’: critical interpretation and the evidence of material culture
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019
The ‘Encyclopédie’ is invaluable for the snapshot it provides of 18th-century European metallurgy and metalworking technology.
Il faut se plonger dans l’‘Essai sur les mœurs’
Tuesday, 8 January, 2019
Le titre est trompeur. Il s’agit en réalité du plus gros livre sans doute qu’ait écrit Voltaire.
In search of lost rhymes
Thursday, 13 December, 2018
Volume 84 of the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire includes a section containing a large number of poems that have at one time or another been attributed to Voltaire.
The Newberry French Revolution Collection at ARTFL
Thursday, 6 December, 2018
We are keen to broaden the Digitizing Enlightenment community to highlight digital projects across the spectrum of 18th-century studies.
La Beaumelle dans la tourmente de l’affaire Calas
Thursday, 29 November, 2018
Le quatorzième tome de la « Correspondance générale de La Beaumelle », qui vient de paraître, se concentre sur la période de mars 1761 à décembre 1763.
‘Garden centres must become the Jacobin Clubs of the new Revolution’
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Ian Hamilton Finlay is the author of this startling command. It is one of his ‘Detached Sentences on Gardening’.