A Dictionary of Utopia: Book Launch in Geneva
On Thursday 16 June 2016 at 2:30 pm, at the Institut et Musée Voltaire in Geneva (rue des Délices 25), there will be a book launch for the Dictionnaire critique de l'Utopie au temps des Lumières. Edited by Bronislaw Baczko, Michel Porret and François Rosset, and published by Georg of Geneva, the dictionary is the fruit of the research project funded with the second half of Bronislaw Baczko’s 2011 Balzan Prize.

Published on the five hundredth anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia, the Dictionnaire (1,408 pages, 54 chapters and 50 European and American contributors) is truly an opus magnum on the subject, and is crucial to the great themes of utopia in literary, philosophical, political and aesthetic culture in the age of Enlightenment.

On the same evening as the book launch, there will be a public discussion entitled “Désirs d'Utopie. A-t-on encore bésoin d'utopies aujourd'hui?" at the Café La Réplique (Théâtre de Saint-Gervais, rue du Temple 5, 6:30 pm). Together with Bronislaw Baczko, Michel Porret and François Rosset, the scholars Fabrice Brandli and Marc Escola, writer Eugène Meiltz, and former President of the Swiss Federation Ruth Dreifuss will be present; Alexis Favre of Le Temps will act as moderator.
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