29-30 October 2020
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the term Enlightenment had thus far appeared in a growing number of publications in the field of historical research. The study of this intellectual and cultural movement, which laid the foundations of our own times, calls for reflection upon the methods and parameters of our research. For this conference, we suggest four subjects:
This conference has been conceived as an invitation to continue research into this phenomenon that changed “our common way of thinking” (to quote Diderot’s own words in the Encyclopédie), bringing our questions into dialogue with this ever-present historical adventure.
Please fill in the registration form, including the topic of your paper, along with an abstract (200-250 words), to be returned by 30 June 2020.
The organising committee reserves the right to select proposals that fit the Lectures voltairiennes 2020 programme.
Papers can be given in Russian, English or French.
Each participant is asked to speak for no longer than 20 minutes.
Travel and hotel costs to be covered by the participants.
The conference proceedings will be published in the following issue of Lectures voltairiennes.
National Library of Russia, Rare Book Department,
‘Centre for the Study of the Enlightenment – The Voltaire Library,
Head librarian Natalia Speranskaya
Tel. +7 (812) 407-42-66
18 Sadovaya Street
191069 St Petersburg
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