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Voltaire Foundation Virtual Research Seminar - January to March 2021

The Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford invites members of ASECS and ISECS to attend virtually its research seminar, the Enlightenment Workshop, from January to March 2021. The new series is dedicated to discussions of new books in Enlightenment studies. The program:

25 Jan. The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790 (2020) By Ritchie Robertson (Oxford) Discussants: Joanna Innes (Oxford) Anthony La Vopa (North Carolina) Karen O’Brien (Oxford) Followed by the author’s response and an open discussion. 8 Feb. L'Héritage des Lumières: ambivalences de la modernité (2019) By Antoine Lilti (EHESS, Paris) Discussants: Margaret Jacob (UCLA) Darrin McMahon (Dartmouth) Followed by the author’s response and an open discussion. 22 Feb. Marie-Antoinette, Lettres inédites, ed. Catriona Seth (2019) Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings, ed. Avi Lifschitz (2021) Discussants: Tim Blanning (Cambridge) Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (University of Southern California) Followed by the editors’ response and an open discussion. 8 Mar. Voltaire, Précis du siècle de Louis XV (OCV, vols. 29A-C, 2019-20), eds. Janet Godden (Oxford) and James Hanrahan (Trinity College Dublin) Discussants: Colin Jones (Queen Mary, London/University of Chicago) Síofra Pierse (University College Dublin) Followed by the editors’ response and an open discussion. Further details and access links: https://www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk/news/events/enlightenment-workshop-programme-2021 Twitter: @VoltaireOxford