As a research department, we do not work in isolation. In Oxford and internationally, we have the great fortune to collaborate with a variety of 18th-century and Digital Humanities projects.
Intensive research on 17th- and 18th-century ideas and practices is conducted by members of the Oxford Centre for Intellectual History. The Centre provides an aegis for colleagues from different Oxford faculties who work on themes such as the Enlightenment from diverse perspectives.
A major collaboration exists between Oxford and the universities of Berlin. We are part of the Oxford-Berlin Enlightenment Hub, which promotes collaborative research on 18th-century intellectual, cultural and literary themes.
We have developed close collaboration with our partner institute IZEA, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Research on the European Enlightenment at the University of Halle. Beyond joint events and research activities, we have launched the Café Lumières blog, a space where colleagues from different institutions can exchange ideas and report on work in progress.
The Enlightenment Workshop is Oxford’s leading seminar in 18th-century intellectual history and literary culture.
The Besterman Lecture of the Voltaire Foundation is an annual highlight of our activities, delivered by internationally renowned scholars of the Enlightenment.
18th-Century Research in Oxford
The 18th-century research community in Oxford is very vibrant and spans faculties.
Here you can find the active research groups and networks of which the Voltaire Foundation is a part.
Voltaire Foundation Bursary for the MSc in Digital Scholarship
We are proud to sponsor one Masters student on the Humanities Division’s new interdisciplinary MSc in Digital Scholarship course. The purpose of the MSc in Digital Scholarship is to introduce students to the full range of issues which arise when digital tools and methods are applied to traditional humanist scholarship. It has been designed to […]
Choix de Chansons: a digital critical edition
This fully digitised edition of Jean-Benjamin de Laborde’s 1773 luxury songbook allows you to explore images, music, and text from the original eighteenth-century publication. There are 100 ‘Song Sets‘ to explore in total. Each Song Set has of five printed pages in the original publication: an illustration, title page, and three pages of music. Our […]
Mapping Voltaire in Portugal and in Portuguese Literature
Le projet « Cartographier Voltaire au Portugal et dans la Littérature Portugaise » vise à établir et à analyser le « corpus » des traductions portugaises des œuvres de Voltaire – fiction narrative et dramatique, épopées, essais philosophiques et politiques – de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours. Résultats : a) Construction d’une base de données numérique, articulée […]
Radical Translations [https://radicaltranslations.org/] is an AHRC-funded project based at King’s College, London, focusing on the period around the French Revolution (1789–1815). It seeks to recover the vitality of Europe’s shared radical tradition across three principal axes: Britain, France and Italy, foregrounding the often invisible role of translators and their translations. It also aims to highlight the […]