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The Astra Foundation has made a gift to the Voltaire Foundation to fund the appointment of Professor Glenn Roe as Research Fellow in Digital Humanities for four years from Michaelmas 2021.

Professor Roe will be overseeing the Voltaire Lab, fulfilling the Voltaire Foundation’s vision for the digital humanities in Oxford and, together with Professor Nicholas Cronk, supervising a series of postdoctoral researchers. The Voltaire Foundation will publish the final volumes of its critically acclaimed 203-book Complete Works of Voltaire towards the end of 2021, and is now working on Digital Voltaire – a fully digital scholarly edition of Voltaire’s works, which will be available from 2024.