Enlightenment Workshop

The Enlightenment Workshop is Oxford’s leading seminar in 18th-century intellectual history and literary culture. Convened at the Voltaire Foundation by Nicholas Cronk (Wolfson College) and Avi Lifschitz (Magdalen College), it usually takes place in the spring and summer terms (Hilary and Trinity).

The seminars in 2021 are taking place online with the support of TORCH. The sessions are recorded and can be watched on the VF YouTube channel.

 

Enlightenment Workshop 2021

We are delighted to present our programme for Hilary Term 2021. You can find a pdf version of this programme by following this link.

An interdisciplinary research seminar supported by the Faculty of History, the Faculty of Modern Languages, and the Voltaire Foundation

Mondays at 5:00, online

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.

The event was recorded on 25 January and can now be watched here or on our YouTube channel:

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.

The event was recorded on 25 January and can now be watched here or on our YouTube channel:

   

22 Feb.           Marie-Antoinette, Lettres inédites, ed. Catriona Seth (2019)

Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings, ed. Avi Lifschitz, tr. Angela Scholar (2021)

Discussants:   Tim Blanning (Cambridge)

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (University of Southern California)

Followed by the editors’ response and an open discussion.

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discussion-marie-antoinette-lettres-inedites-frederick-the-great-writing-tickets-135524412165

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