Enlightenment Workshop: discussion of The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790, by Ritchie Robertson (Queen’s College, Oxford)

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The Enlightenment Workshop, Oxford’s interdisciplinary research seminar in Enlightenment studies, is dedicated this term to discussions of new publications in the field.  The launch session is focussed on The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790, a major new interpretation by Ritchie Robertson, the Schwarz-Taylor Professor of German at Oxford. It will be discussed by Joanna Innes, Professor emerita of History at Oxford; Karen O’Brien, Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford; and Anthony La Vopa, Professor emeritus of History at the State University of North Carolina.  More on the book: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/270/270976/the-enlightenment/9780241004821.html