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Voltaire à Sherbrooke: l’histoire de la collection Lambert-David

En mai 2021, on m’a approchée pour procéder à la numérisation d’une collection d’archives pour le ‘projet Voltaire’. Malgré le nom très révélateur, j’étais loin de me douter qu’il s’agissait d’un ensemble de manuscrits voltairiens...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 21 Oct 2021

Candide revealed – a Voltairean oddity

Candide was published in 1759; 232 years later… Perhaps no other work of literature from the eighteenth century has entered popular culture to the extent achieved by Voltaire’s Candide. After a shaky start in 1956 Leonard Bernstein’s operetta,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 30 Sep 2021

The quotable Voltaire

The Quotable Voltaire: a compilation of wit, wisdom, quips and quotations by and about Voltaire, edited and presented by Garry Apgar and Edward Langille (Bucknell University Press, 2021). The popularity of quotations, especially of famous people, reflects...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Jun 2021

Voltaire on Capitol Hill: ‘Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities’

Bust of Voltaire by Jean-Antoine Houdon. (Musée du Louvre, Paris) Houdon’s bust of Voltaire still dominates the entrance hall of Thomas Jefferson’s house at Monticello, and last week Voltaire was being quoted on Capitol Hill. In the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Feb 2021

Voltaire, quid de la mémoire contemporaine ?

S’il était encore parmi nous, il aurait 325 ans. Toutefois, si François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire a marqué son temps, il continue de diviser longtemps après sa mort. La constitution du mythe Voltaire, commencée...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 23 Jan 2020

Ceci n’est pas Candide…

Translating Voltaire: past and present In his study of Voltaire and England (1976), André-Michel Rousseau gives Voltaire’s contemporary translators short shrift. He dismisses most English translations of the contes out of hand. They are ‘platement...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 31 Oct 2019

An American Voltaire: the J. Patrick Lee Voltaire Collection at McGill

Reblogged from McGill University Library News ‘Library Matters’, 9 May 2018. Published by Cambridge Scholars in 2009, with contributions by Nicholas Cronk and other Voltaire scholars. Pat Lee, who died in 2006, was a life-enhancing friend...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 May 2018

Voltaire, the most alive of dead white males

Voltaire’s afterlife is complex, his reputation changing with successive regimes. The French Revolution looked back to him as a heroic precursor of its struggle, and in 1791 his remains were brought back to Paris and with great ceremony placed in...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 21 Mar 2018

Catfishing Voltaire

Sam Bailey has just received an MSt in European Enlightenment studies from the University of Oxford with a distinction and won the Gerard Davis prize for his MSt dissertation. He is working at the Vf as a research assistant over the summer. In the coming...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Aug 2017

L’Ingénu and Electronic Enlightenment

Title page of the first edition of L’Ingénu. Electronic Enlightenment (EE), an online collection of edited correspondence from the early modern period, has been an invaluable resource for me as a first-year modern languages student at Durham...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Aug 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

Le 14 juillet: « Liberté, égalité, fraternité » et les valeurs voltairiennes

« Tel est le fanatisme: c’est un monstre sans cœur, sans yeux et sans oreilles. Il ose se dire le fils de la religion, il se cache sous sa robe, et dès qu’on veut le réprimer, il crie, ‘Au secours on égorge...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Jul 2016

Gossip meets history at Versailles

The Fountain of Apollo, Park of Versailles, France (Wikimedia) ‘Louis XIV was so magnificent in his court, as well as reign, that the least particulars of his private life seem to interest posterity.’ So wrote Voltaire in his account of the...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jun 2016

Tolerance and combat

After the killings on 7 January 2015 in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Voltaire of all people suddenly rushed into public prominence in France, serving as a symbol of (one supposes) free speech, satire, tolerance, and a certain insolence éclairée....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 22 Jan 2016

Fanatisme

Pour la France, et pour Paris en particulier, l’année 2015 se sera terminée aussi douloureusement qu’elle avait commencé. Il nous a paru opportun, pour cette dernière livraison avant le nouvel an, de revenir sur...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 21 Dec 2015

Voltaire, tolerance, solidarity (liberté, égalité, fraternité)

Paris, Boulevard Voltaire, 14 November 2015 All of us at the Voltaire Foundation express warmest solidarity with our friends and colleagues in France, in the wake of the tragic and brutal events of 13 November. André Glucksmann, who sadly died...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Nov 2015

Public figures: the invention of celebrity in the eighteenth century

Le lever de Voltaire par Jean Huber, 1772. Musée de l’Hermitage. In his Lever de Voltaire of 1772 Jean Huber depicted the philosophe getting dressed in a somewhat awkward position. The picture was a great success: it was engraved in Paris...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Jun 2015

#NousSommesArouet?

A constantly recurring theme throughout Voltaire’s œuvre is the intolerance exhibited by established religions and the barbarity that all too often follows on from that. Throughout his life he was haunted by the St Bartholomew’s Day massacre of French...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 12 Feb 2015

Voltaire, freedom of speech and religious lunacy

In the BBC News Magazine on 8 January Tom Holland (the author of Islam, The Untold Story) wrote: ‘When Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, published a book in 2008 defending the right of cartoonists to mock religious taboos, the title was telling....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 16 Jan 2015

Voltaire: “Je suis Charlie”

A photo taken in Paris on Sunday 11 January:   “Philosophy brings peace to the soul; fanaticism and peace are incompatible. If our holy faith has so often been corrupted by this infernal madness, human folly is to blame.” “L’effet de la philosophie...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 12 Jan 2015

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