Enlightenment

Language, science and human control of nature: the case of Buffon’s ‘Histoire naturelle’

Hanna Roman discusses the importance of understanding the link between language and nature in 18th century France in her book, The Language of Nature in Buffon's Histoire naturelle, the latest volume to be published in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. In the French eighteenth century, it is difficult to understand how science worked without first studying its relationship to … Continue reading

Literature, Liverpool Interest

The Liverpool English Dictionary – In conversation with Tony Crowley

Tony Crowley is transforming our understanding of the history of Liverpool, one word at a time. To celebrate the launch of The Liverpool English Dictionary, we quizzed him on the evolution of language in Liverpool and his favourite 'Scouse' words.  Tweet your pictures of Liverpool to @livunipress by 25th October for a chance to win a free copy … Continue reading