2014-15 (archive)

Hilary Term 2015

Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road), Mondays, 5 p.m.

19 January (First Week)
Andrew Jainchill (Queen’s University, Ontario), ‘A Radical Critic of the Old Regime: The Political Writings of the marquis d’Argenson’

26 January (Second Week)
Anton Serdeczny (EPHE/University of Neuchâtel), ‘The Puzzling Birth of Modern Medical Resuscitation: Religion, Carnival, and the Enlightenment’

2 February (Third Week)
Fiona Gatty (University of Oxford), ‘The Role of Costume and Drapery in Winckelmann’s Histoire de l’Art d’Antiquité and his Connoisseurial Texts’

9 February (Fourth Week)
Floris Verhaart (University of Oxford), ‘The Making of a Classic: Charles Rollin’s Histoire Romaine and the Debate about the Role of Classical Scholarship and Education in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’

16 February (Fifth Week)
Laurent Châtel (Université Paris Sorbonne), ‘Beckford and the Enlightenment’

23 February (Sixth Week)
John Stevenson (University of Oxford), ‘William Cobbett: a Child of the Enlightenment?’

2 March (Seventh Week)
Alexander Iosad (University of Oxford), ‘The Linguistic Challenges of Cultural Transfer: Translating the “New Sciences” in Eighteenth-Century Russia’

9 March (Eighth Week)
Laura Anna Macor (University of Oxford), ‘The Young Friedrich Schiller and the European Enlightenment. Anthropology, Religion, and Ethics’

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