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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.
Pierre Bayle: a pre-Enlightenment luminary
Tuesday, 24 March, 2015
Progrès et passé: vers une fabrique de la modernité scientifique
Thursday, 12 March, 2015
From battered wife to major writer: Madame de Graffigny and her tell-all Correspondance
Friday, 6 March, 2015
Rehabilitating Marie-Antoinette’s favourite: the princesse de Lamballe
Friday, 27 February, 2015
Open any book on the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette or the French Revolution and the reader will invariably find one or two sentences recounting the grisly manner of the princesse de Lamba
Thursday, 12 February, 2015
A constantly recurring theme throughout Voltaire’s œuvre is the intolerance exhibited by established religions and the barbarity that all too often follows on from that.
Candide and Leibniz’s garden
Tuesday, 3 February, 2015
Helvétius and Voltaire
Monday, 26 January, 2015
Voltaire, freedom of speech and religious lunacy
Friday, 16 January, 2015