A unique resource for research in the Enlightenment

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC) is well-known as being the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies and has published over 600 peer-reviewed scholarly volumes since 1955, covering wide-ranging aspects of the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, and is published in English or French.

Since its inception as Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century in 1955, nearly 600 books have been published within the series. Strongly international in focus, and from August 2018 published on behalf of the Voltaire Foundation by Liverpool University Press, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment publishes scholarly work in English or
French to advance learning across a broad range of disciplines: History, History of ideas/Philosophy, History of the book, Theatre, Literature, Visual arts & Music, Science &
Economics and Women’s studies.

LUP’s Author Page provides useful information for prospective and contracted Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment authors. All information on these pages can be found in full in the downloadable Author’s Guide [LINK TO PDF].

We welcome and encourage informal inquiries or referrals prior to the submission of a proposal. To do so, please complete our online referral form.


A partnership between the Voltaire Foundation and Liverpool University Press is making volumes from the series available online for the first time through Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE.


Voltaire Foundation

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