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What else makes a critical edition?

Material constraints in publishing can sometimes have the beneficial effect of focusing attention anew on the importance of the intellectual content of the book. As has happened so many times over the years in bringing out the Œuvres complètes...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Jul 2019

Digital d’Holbach

Grâce à un don de la Mellon Foundation, la Voltaire Foundation a entamé une édition numérique des œuvres complètes du baron d’Holbach, l’un des penseurs clés des Lumières radicales...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Jun 2019

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

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 Trévien. In its six years’ existence so far the VF blog...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 May 2019

Le voyage de trois élèves de St Albans à Oxford

De g. à d.: Jamie, Chris, Will et Dimitri. Le 15 janvier 2019, nous sommes partis de St Albans School pour visiter la Fondation Voltaire à Oxford afin de rencontrer le professeur Nicholas Cronk et le Dr Gillian Pink, avec l’intention...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 29 Apr 2019

Would Voltaire have made a good PhD supervisor? Voltaire mentors Vauvenargues

Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747), by Charles Amédée Colin. A current work in progress at the Voltaire Foundation relates to one of Voltaire’s less-discussed friendships that ended all too soon due to a fatal illness....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 6 Nov 2018

‘Vous êtes la première chose que je vois en m’éveillant’: portraits in Voltaire’s bedroom

Voltaire had many bedrooms during his long life, but the best documented is the one at the Château de Ferney, where he spent a considerable portion of his last twenty years, sleeping, working, or entertaining guests.[1] The team recently restoring...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Sep 2018

Voltaire en notre temps : le Cellf et la Voltaire Foundation

Sylvain Menant est professeur émérite à Sorbonne Université, ancien directeur du Cellf, il est, depuis 1988, membre du Conseil scientifique des Œuvres complètes de Voltaire, pour lesquelles il a signé de...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Jul 2018

Visite présidentielle au Château de Voltaire

Françoise Nyssen (ministre de la Culture) et Emmanuel Macron. ©Aline Morel Ce fut une belle journée… Annoncée depuis plusieurs mois, dûment relayée par les médias, la réouverture du Château...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 19 Jun 2018

Les manuscrits à la VF: découvertes et partage

Début de la copie de l’article ‘Assassins section 2de’ (Voltaire Foundation: ms.73 [Lespinasse 3], p.14).Une petite armoire à la Voltaire Foundation abrite une collection modeste de manuscrits dont la plupart datent du...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 28 Mar 2018

Collaborative editing OCV-style: a text’s journey across continents and over the years

As a long-standing editor of the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire (OCV), who regularly visits 99 Banbury Road whenever he is in the UK, Andrew Hunwick was asked for his reminiscences of being an OCV contributor in this the fiftieth year since...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Feb 2018

Exploring Parisian archives thanks to the BSECS/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Travel Award

Tabitha Baker is a 3rd-year PhD student at the University of Warwick and V&A Museum. Her thesis is entitled ‘The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth-Century France’ and is an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project supervised...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Nov 2017

Fake views: an unusual false attribution

While looking for a pamphlet entitled Lettre de M. de B… à Monsieur de Voltaire I came across a Lettre de M. de Voltaire au peuple d’Angleterre, sur les écarts qu’il a fait paraître, au sujet des balladins français....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 31 Oct 2017

Les Œuvres complètes de Voltaire, the first 25 years – the pioneers

OCV – ‘one of the most significant and thoughtful scholarly ventures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ – John Renwick The idea of publishing the Œuvres complètes de Voltaire is 50 this month. This has...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Jul 2017

OSE Digitisation for archiving… then sale?

The Vf is in the midst of a big project to digitise all 550+ books from the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series into ORA (Oxford University Research Archive), the University’s own archive of scholarly publications – Oxford’s...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Apr 2017

If Voltaire had used Wikipedia…

At the Voltaire Foundation we’ve recently had the opportunity to work with the University of Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter. He has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Feb 2017

Editorialités: pratiques et enjeux à travers les siècles

Après la journée consacrée aux « Matérialités » du livre, qui s’était déroulée en janvier 2015, la collaboration entre l’Université d’Oxford et l’Université...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Jan 2017

The Œuvres complètes de Voltaire are nearly fifty years old

John Renwick has been a member of the ‘Œuvres complètes de Voltaire’ team since 1970, and of its Conseil scientifique since 1997. Within OCV, he has edited over fifty individual texts, from ‘Amulius et Numitor’ (1711)...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 23 Dec 2016

‘je jeterai mon bonet par-dessus les moulins’ – delving into the Correspondance de Mme de Graffigny

The Correspondance de Mme de Graffigny, now available as a 15-volume set, is a rich account of eighteenth-century life detailing court events and intrigues, financial and social manoeuvres, theatre and cultural life, publishing activity and censorship,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Oct 2016

Graffiti in Shakespeare’s Birthroom

When you visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace today, you will see staff working extremely hard to keep visitors from leaving graffiti anywhere near the walls of the property. But this was not always the case. Today, visitors can still see the Birthroom...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Sep 2016

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