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Apocalypse then

17 August 2017

‘The Contrast, 1793…’ , engraving by Rowlandson, following Lord George Murphy (1793, pub. by S.W. Fores, London). Source gallica.bnf.fr / BnF. The concepts of ‘crisis’...

L’Ingénu and Electronic Enlightenment

10 August 2017

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...

ASECS 2017: the twentieth century meets the eighteenth

3 August 2017

This spring, the Voltaire Foundation showcased its publications at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. One of those staffing the VF book stand...

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

27 July 2017

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...