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Pierre Bayle and the QAnon “Skeptics”

Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British, Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing,...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 7 Feb 2021

‘A la manière de Voltaire’ – contrefaçons et découvertes

La Henriade (Londres, 1741), page de titre. (BnF) On ne prête qu’aux riches. Ce proverbe chaque jour vérifié éclaire les origines du volume le plus étonnant de la collection des Œuvres complètes de...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Jan 2021

Rethinking Voltaire’s Lettres sur les Anglais: in the footsteps of Gustave Lanson

With the publication of volume 6B, containing the full annotated text of the Lettres philosophiques, we have just moved one step closer to celebrating the completion of the Complete works of Voltaire in 2021. We are familiar with the challenge of trying...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 7 Jan 2021

Welcome Back, Guest Curator Chloe Amour

Chloe Amour is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in History with a minor in Education. She is from Holden, Massachusetts. Her interests in history include Colonial America, World War II, and the Vietnam...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Jan 2021

Welcome, Guest Curator Charles Zambito

Charles Zambito is junior majoring in History and minoring in Political Science at Assumption University in Worcerster, Massachsuetts .He is from Norwood, Massachusetts, where he was born and raised. His historical interests include the nineteenth century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Dec 2020

Would you survive four radical political changes? Venetians in the early 19th century tried

If you think that you live in a rapidly changing society, consider the people who lived during the revolutionary and Napoleonic period. Napoleon I as king of Italy by Andrea Appiani. (Wikimedia commons) In 1797 the French army led by general Bonaparte...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Dec 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Noah Veilleu

Noah Veilleux is a senior majoring in History at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He also has a minor in the Core Texts and Enduring Questions program.  Noah is from Enfield, Connecticut. He is a member of the Honors Program,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Dec 2020

What can abbé de Saint-Pierre tell us about the political Enlightenment?

Can an author wishing to establish the monarchy in the first decades of the 18th century belong to the Enlightenment, which associated itself with human rights, political freedom and popular sovereignty? In La Monarchie éclairée de l’abbé...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 3 Dec 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Matthew Ringstaff

Matthew Ringstaff is a senior at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He is majoring in History and minoring in Art History and Criminology.  He was born and raised in Sicklerville in southern New Jersey and never really left...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Nov 2020

Letting the people speak: 2,526 early modern petitions on British History Online

[This post by Philip Carter, Director of Digital and Publishing at the Institute of Historical Research, was original published on the IHR’s ‘On History’ blog on 11 November 2020.] This autumn the Institute of Historical Research’s...

Pride and Prejudice with Nineteen Letters, and Austoe Socks Winners from ChattyFeet

Inquiring Readers, On September 15th Chronicle Books will release an edition of  Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters’ Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand, By Jane Austen, Curated by Barbara...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Sep 2020

A publishing challenge – the metamorphosis of a major work

Every project in the Complete Works of Voltaire corpus seems to have its own special features that make it not quite fit into the mould of what has gone before. Our team meetings ring to the sounds of editors wailing ‘But this is different !’...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Aug 2020

Women, gender and non-lethal violence in Quarter Sessions petitioning narratives

We have spent much of the last year and a half transcribing, editing and publishing hundreds of petitions to local magistrates in early modern England. But what can you actually do with all these new sources? Sharon Howard has a new post on her blog showing...

Now Online: Hundreds of Petitions to the House of Lords from the Seventeenth Century

Over 730 petitions addressed to the House of Lords – with a few to the House of Commons – have now been made public on British History Online. Full transcriptions of these manuscripts from the Parliamentary Archives are now freely available...

Lettres philosophiques 4D – coming soon to libraries near you!

Title page of 1733 edition. (Taylor Institution, Arch.8o.E.1733) ‘Lettres philosophiques! Lettres philosophiques!’, I hear you cry. And I bring you glad tidings: the time has almost come and your thirst will soon be quenched; volume 6B of...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Jul 2020

Now Online: New Investigations into Petitioners during the Reign of Charles I and the Civil Wars

During the reign of Charles I, the king and his councillors received hundreds of petitions every year. Then, after civil war broke out in 1642, the new Parliamentary regime in London began receiving petitions as well. As part of ‘The Power of Petitioning’...

Welcome, Guest Curator Parker Sears!

Parker Sears is a 2020 graduate of Assumption College.  He double majored in History and Political Science. He is planning to attend graduate school to get a master’s degree in Statecraft and International Relations. He specializes in political...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Jun 2020

Welcome, Guest Curator Jenna Smith!

Jenna Smith is a 2020 graduate of Assumption College. She double majored in History and Political Science. Jenna has taken a variety of history courses that cover different periods and parts of the world ranging from the ancient Middle East to the modern...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 May 2020

Civic London Project in the OED

Research from the Civic London project has made it into the Oxford English Dictionary, with an early use of an unusual word for a musician. ‘Dromsler’, an early modern word for a drum player, was found in the Pewterers’ Company Audit...

Virtue in crisis: Enlightenment perspectives

With frightening speed, COVID-19 has brought about a global crisis. In western democracies the phenomenon was first tracked and measured from a distance, then discovered to be not just ‘their’ problem, but ‘ours’ too. In the process,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Apr 2020

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