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.
With our Wolfson College partnership, we are close to a vibrant, international community of graduate students, early career researchers, visiting academics and of course the college’s own fellows.
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.