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East meets west in the global eighteenth century
Friday, 24 January, 2014
Adam Smith, one of the eighteenth century’s most perceptive minds, claimed in The Wealth of nations that the ‘discovery of America,
The Bernardin de Saint-Pierre Project
Tuesday, 21 January, 2014
Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment – what’s in a name?
Monday, 13 January, 2014
The making of a book
Thursday, 19 December, 2013
A tale of losing, finding and coming home
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
A thirst for knowledge
Thursday, 28 November, 2013
Putting a price on slavery: Voltaire and the New World
Monday, 18 November, 2013
Bibliography prize, and a newly-discovered early edition of Voltaire’s works
Thursday, 7 November, 2013
With so many good reasons for visiting Amsterdam, the idea of going there to read 70 or so bibliographies in two days might not seem the most compelling.
Besterman Lecture 2013: Civilisation et empire au siècle des Lumières
Friday, 25 October, 2013
Eighteenth-century violence… redux
Thursday, 17 October, 2013