Author Archives: Kelsey Rubin-Detlev

Correspondance de Pierre Bayle

The Voltaire Foundation has just published the final volume of the fifteen-volume Correspondance de Pierre Bayle. To celebrate this achievement, Cultures of Knowledge, in association with the Voltaire Foundation, are hosting a talk by the editor, Professor Antony McKenna, followed … Continue reading

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Tessa Whitehouse, ‘“from benevolent hearts & polish’d able pens what may not be hop’d for?”: the Epistolary Construction of Christian Friendships’

Tessa Whitehouse (Queen Mary University of London) will be giving a talk entitled ‘“from benevolent hearts & polish’d able pens what may not be hop’d for?”: the Epistolary Construction of Christian Friendships’, on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 (Eighth Week), from … Continue reading

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2017 Besterman Lecture: David Wootton, ‘Adam Smith: poverty and famine’

The 2017 Besterman Lecture will take place on Thursday, 18 May 2017 (Fourth Week) at 5.15 p.m. in the Queen’s College Shulman Auditorium. David Wootton (Anniversary Professor of History, University of York) will speak on the theme of ‘Adam Smith: … Continue reading

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Peggy Elliott, ‘Crossing the Channel: The Love Letters of Marie Le Prince de Beaumont and Thomas Tyrrell’

On Tuesday, 9 May 2017 (Third Week), Professor Peggy Elliott (Georgia College & State University) will be speaking about the author of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ in a talk entitled, ‘Crossing the Channel: The Love Letters of Marie Le Prince … Continue reading

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Laurence Brockliss (University of Oxford), ‘The Lure of Paris: The Republic of Letters and Eighteenth-Century Speed-Dating’

The final Besterman Enlightenment Workshop of the term will be held on Monday, 6 March 2017 (Eighth Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road). Laurence Brockliss (University of Oxford) will be speaking about ‘The Lure of … Continue reading

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Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford), ‘The Enlightenment Radicalism of Alexander Radishchev’

The next Besterman Enlightenment Workshop of the term will be held on Monday, 27 February 2017 (Seventh Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road). Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford) will be speaking about ‘The Enlightenment Radicalism … Continue reading

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Kate Marsh, ‘Enlightenment from India? France, India and Global Exchanges, c. 1721-99’

The next Besterman Enlightenment Workshop of the term will be held on Monday, 20 February 2017 (Sixth Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road). Kate Marsh (University of Liverpool) will be speaking on the topic of … Continue reading

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Ritchie Robertson, ‘Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment’

On Monday, 13 February 2017 (Fifth Week), Professor Ritchie Robertson (The Queen’s College, Oxford) will be leading a discussion of the new book Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment, ed. by Laurence Brockliss and Ritchie Robertson (OUP, 2016). If you plan … Continue reading

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Paul Monod, ‘Voltaire and the Jacobites, 1722-1733’

The next Besterman Enlightenment Workshop will be held on Monday, 6 February 2017 (Fourth Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road). Paul Monod (Middlebury College) will be speaking on the topic of ‘Voltaire and Jacobites, 1722-1733’. … Continue reading

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Peter Jones, ‘Agricultural Enlightenment: the Knowledge-Based Approach to Growth in the Rural Economy, c. 1750-1840’

The next Besterman Enlightenment Workshop of the term will be held on Monday, 30 January 2017 (Third Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road). Peter Jones (University of Birmingham) will be speaking on the topic of … Continue reading

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