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Let’s talk: 18th-century scholars, tell us about how you read
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017
The editorial team of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is this month undertaking its first-ever survey of scholarly reading practices among 18th-century specialists.
Publish, possibly perish, but live life to the full
Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
The Montpellier naturalist and agronomist, Pierre-Joseph Amoreux, a savant of limited means with an itch to write, struggled throughout his life to get his words of wisdom into print.
Voltaire Foundation appoints Digital Research Fellow
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
I am delighted to announce my appointment as Digital Research Fellow at the Voltaire Foundation for the academic year 2017-2018.
‘Les Nouveaux Mélanges’: recette d’une bonne capilotade, façon Voltaire
Tuesday, 19 September, 2017
Prenez des échanges dialogués, qui tiennent à la fois du conte, de la scène isolée et du dialogue philosophique, ajoutez des fragments, une anecdote, des facéties.
Rousseau on stage: ‘Vitam impendere vero’
Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
Rousseau claims to be writing with the ‘public good’ in mind, even though it might go against his own interests – such as his love for theatre and opera.
Strategic Partnership between the Voltaire Foundation (University of Oxford) and Liverpool University Press
Thursday, 7 September, 2017
The Voltaire Foundation and Liverpool University Press.
Un ennemi distingué: Bergier face à Voltaire
Tuesday, 5 September, 2017
Des ennemis, Voltaire n’en manque pas, comme on sait, et particulièrement chez ceux qu’on appelle les antiphilosophes.
Catfishing Voltaire
Thursday, 24 August, 2017
It is for good reason that the Republic of Letters is often referred to as a social network.
Apocalypse then
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
The concepts of ‘crisis’ and ‘apocalypse’ have reappeared rather abruptly on our secularized horizons, yet they have never been completely absent.
‘L’Ingénu’ and Electronic Enlightenment
Thursday, 10 August, 2017
As part of the Reading French Literature module I have been studying my first work by Voltaire, the satirical novella ‘L’Ingénu’, and have used Electronic Enlightenment to explore Voltaire’s correspondence.