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Dr. James Hanrahan

Associate Professor (French)
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  18th Century intellectual history   18th Century literature   18th century philosophy   critical editions   Cultural History   Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire   Enlightenment   european enlightenment   French enlightenment   French thought   history of ideas   history of intellectuals   Intellectual History   Literary History   Literature and cultural history of the Enlightenment   ORIGINS   PUBLIC OPINION   PUBLIC SPHERE   publication history   Voltaire
 Voltaire historian: Constructing contemporary history in the Enlightenment

Details Date From Date To
Trustee - Board of Directors of Alliance française Ltd. 2017 ongoing
President of ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande): http://www.adeffi.ie 2017 2019
Vice-President of ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande): http://www.adeffi.ie 2016
'Membre ordinaire' of the committee of ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande): http://www.adeffi.ie 2009 2011
Secretary of ADEFFI (Association des études françaises et francophones d'Irlande): http://www.adeffi.ie 2012 2015
Voltaire, Précis du siècle de Louis XV, James Hanrahan and Janet Godden, (Complete Works of Voltaire, vol.29B), Oxford:, Voltaire Foundation, 2020, - i-xxxiii, 1-484, Notes: [Critical edition of Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV (ch.17-43, with Appendices 1-4). ], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
Voltaire, Histoire de la guerre de 1741 , James Hanrahan and Janet Godden, (Complete Works of Voltaire), Oxford:, Voltaire Foundation, 2020, - i-xxxv, 1-505, Notes: [Critical edition of Voltaire's Histoire de la guerre de 1741 for the Complete Works of Voltaire.], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
Voltaire, Précis du siècle de Louis XV, James Hanrahan and Janet Godden, (Complete Works of Voltaire, vol.29A), Oxford:, Voltaire Foundation, 2019, -, Notes: [Critical edition of Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV (ch.1-16) with full critical introduction. ], Critical Edition (Book), PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan, Review of uvres complètes de Voltaire, vol.60B, uvres de 1764-1766, by Lorenzo Bianchi, John Renwick et al (eds) , French Studies, 2019, Review, ACCEPTED
James Hanrahan, Review of Voltaire in Holland, 1746-1778, by Kees Van Strien , Revue Voltaire, 19, 2019, Review, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan and Síofra Pierse, The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres, Bern, Peter Lang, 2016, 1 - 260pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Diderot on Origins, a zone d'ombre of Enlightenment Thought in, editor(s)James Hanrahan and Síofra Pierse , The Dark Side of Diderot, Oxford and Bern, Peter Lang, 2016, pp147 - 167, [James Hanrahan ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan, Review of Droit et philosophie à la lumière de l'Encyclopédie, by Luigi Delia , French Studies, 70, (2), 2016, p107-108 , Review, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan , Voltaire et le voyage "philosophique" de l'Amiral Anson, Revue Voltaire, 15, 2015, p105 - 119, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Le Cri des nations, James Hanrahan and Andrew Hunwick, Complete Works of Voltaire,Writings of 1769 (IIA), David Adams, Simon Davies, et al[ed/s], (Complete Works of Voltaire), Oxford:, Voltaire Foundation, 2015, 247 - 279, Critical Edition (Chapter), PUBLISHED
  

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James Hanrahan and Janet Godden, Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV , Enlightenment Workshop: Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV (2019-2020), Oxford, 8 March 2021, 2021, Voltaire Foundation, Notes: [Public Event on the recent publication of Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV: https://www.voltaire.ox.ac.uk/event/enlightenment-workshop-voltaire-precis-du-siecle-de-louis-xv-2019-2020/], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
James Hanrahan, Thinkers of our Time: Voltaire, Thinkers of our Time: Voltaire, The British Academy, London, 3 March 2020, 2020, British Academy, Notes: [Panel discussion at British Academy on Voltaire as part of Thinkers of our Time series: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/thinkers-our-time-voltaire/], Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Manu Braganca and James Hanrahan, ADEFFI 20th Anniversary Annual Conference 2018: 'Etats présents, états futurs', 19-20 October 2018, 2018, University College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Geneviève Guétemme and James Hanrahan, ADEFFI Annual Conference 2017: Ecritures des mobilités, 26-28 October 2017, 2017, Université d'Orléans, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan , Modern and Contemporary History in Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV, Besterman Enlightenment Workshop 2016, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, University of Oxford, 29 February , 2016, Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
James Hanrahan, Précis du siècle de Louis XV: histoire ou patchwork historique?, Le Siècle de Louis XIV, ou, Voltaire historien de la modernité, Grande Ecurie du château de Versailles, 4 December 2015, 2015, Centre de recherche du château de Versailles, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Nicholas Cronk and James Hanrahan, Voltaire historian of modernity, 19-20 November 2014, In:Voltaire historian of modernity, 2014, Maison francaise d'Oxford and Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, Notes: [Workshop on Voltaire's historical writings at the Voltaire Foundation and Maison francaise d'Oxford. Funded as part of a Leverhulme Advanced Grant on the topic of 'Voltaire historian: Constructing contemporary history in the Enlightenment'.], Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan and Sylvie Lannegrand, ADEFFI Annual Conference 2014, 17-19 October 2014, In:Origins/Origines, 2014, Trinity Long Room Hub, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
James Hanrahan and Síofra Pierse, Conference: The Dark Side of Diderot, 7 June 2013, 2013, UCD Newman House, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
TCD SHARP Conference Committee, SHARP Annual Conference 2012, 26-29 June 2012, In:The Battle for Books, 2012, Trinity College Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
IRCHSS CARA 3-year Post-doctoral Fellowship June, 2010
Voltaire Foundation Visiting Scholar, Linacre College, University of Oxford Jan-Feb, 2008
Leverhulme Trust PhD Studentship, University of Edinburgh 2003-06
My research focuses on the literature, history, politics and culture of Enlightenment France. My doctoral research focussed on Voltaire and his relationship with the supreme courts of ancien régime France. I contribute as an external editor to the Complete Works of Voltaire, published by the Voltaire Foundation, Oxford. As well as having written critical introductions to Voltaire's pamphlets on the pays de Gex, I am part of a team of academics annotating the definitive editions of the Essai sur les m urs. I am also interested in and have published on the concept of public opinion and its impact on politics and society, from the eighteenth century up to the present. My current research is focussed on a critical edition of Voltaire's Précis du siècle de Louis XV and, in parallel, on the concept of origins in Enlightenment thought.