The Early Modern Commons

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Jean-Benjamin de Laborde’s Choix de Chansons: Digital Editing and the Limits of Disciplinarity

20 February 2018

One of the first projects being developed in the newly established Voltaire Lab is a cutting-edge digital edition of Jean-Benjamin de Laborde’s long-forgotten illustrated songbook...

Behind the scenes of eighteenth-century music and theatre

12 February 2018

Gustaf Nyblaeus (1783–1849), Interior from Gustav III’s opera house, scene from Méhul’s Une folie, which was performed at the Opera from 1811 onwards. Photo...

Sade: a national treasure?

1 February 2018

What do Ian McKellen and the Marquis de Sade have in common? They’re both national treasures in their respective countries. Manuscript of Les Cent vingt journées de Sodome....

Two Years On: the State of the Studies, by the General Editor

25 January 2018

The arrival of the New Year of 2018 marks two years since I began as General Editor of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment. The past two years have been rather dramatic ones...