Celebrating the Complete Works of Voltaire

The Voltaire Foundation is celebrating a remarkable achievement: the publication of the Complete works of Voltaire in 205 volumes. This 50-year project finishes this month. To mark this milestone, a lecture by the well-known Enlightenment historian, Professor Robert Darnton, gave a lecture on the subject of Theatricality and Violence in Paris, 1788. Before the lecture the Vice-Chancellor, Louise Richardson, introduced a short film, Editing Voltaire, which is also available on our website.

Further celebratory events will follow: a lecture on 26 May at the British Academy in London, an academic conference about the newly completed Oxford edition of Voltaire, to be held in Paris, 9-10 June, followed by a week-long ‘Festival of Voltaire’ being organised in Paris in November this year. To find out more please visit our events page.

We hope to see you on at least one of these occasions!




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