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Networks of Enlightenment: new approaches, new perspectives

17 June 2019

While many ‘great men and women’ stand out in eighteenth-century Europe, what is notable about the Enlightenment is the prominence of its ‘great groups’, or,...

Christophe Paillard

12 June 2019

L’équipe de la Voltaire Foundation a eu la grande tristesse d’apprendre le décès de notre collègue et ami Christophe Paillard, voltairiste passionné...

Voltaire as philosophical historian and historian of modernity

6 June 2019

Whether from modern scholars or his contemporaries, most criticism of Voltaire’s history books boils down to one thing: Voltaire was not an academic historian. In his defence,...

The Voltaire Foundation blog: a collaborative resource for all 18th-century enthusiasts

30 May 2019

The Voltaire Foundation blog recently marked its sixth anniversary, having clocked up some 250 posts since it was launched in April 2013 with the help of our former colleague Claire...