Studies with LUP

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.

At present, more than 400 of the previously published volumes from the series have been digitised, with further archive volumes to follow in 2020.

The digital text is fully searchable, and the online platform offers the ability for readers to save their own notes, highlights, and bookmarks on their own electronic copies and to export or print portions of each book.


“We consider this an important, and very exciting, step forward for eighteenth-century scholarship, as it makes the full body of the important work published in the series more visible than ever for today’s readers, and ensures wider and more enduring accessibility for rising and future generations of students and scholars.”
– Professor Gregory Brown (General Editor, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment)


To order directly, please contact Jennie Collinson – Head of Sales and Marketing at LUP.



The Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series is also part of LUP’s Digital Collaboration Hub on Manifold, providing our authors with a place to publish additional resources for their LUP publications, generating additional impact for their work as well as engagement with readers and the academic community.


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