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Prof David Adams - research

Research interests

Research interests

  • French Enlightenment Thought
  • French Illustrated books of the 18th century
  • Material bibliography


I am a member of the conseil scientifique of the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, which is editing the Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire. Since 2008, I have been a Research Fellow at the Foundation, with responsibility for the bibliographical sections of each volume of the Oeuvres completes.

In September 2009, I was in Amsterdam, as a member of the jury appointed by the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers to award its Breslauer Prize for the best bibliography published in the last four years.

Externally-funded research

In 2003 I was awarded 13,000 by the AHRB to conduct a research project on the 18th-century illustrations to La Fontaine's Contes et Nouvelles en vers