This project is being run by the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment in conjunction with
their partner, the Charles Singleton Center for Early Modern Studies at
It’s a 2 year project bringing together early modernists in French,
Italian, History, History of the Book and History of Science at both
graduate and Faculty level. The first conference will take place at Johns Hopkins University on
18-20 November. The conference will take place next year in Oxford.
The Centre for Early Modern Studies is host to the largest, most vibrant early modern scholarly community in the world. Based in the Faculty of English but interdisciplinary in its range, the CEMS is built around the activities and interests of faculty members, researchers, and postgraduate students.
The ANR AGON project focuses on early modern disputes (cases, querelles or controversies) and their relationship to creation. It involves researchers of early modern culture in both France and England.
The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment is a new and fast-expanding research centre with an annual programme of lectures, seminars and conferences on every aspect of the Enlightenment and the Eighteenth Century — from debates about tolerance and freedom of speech, questions of intelligent design and atheism, to issues of colonialism and commercial economy.