Charles-Edouard Levillain was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, in Paris, where he specialized in English history and literature (1992-1998). He also holds a degree in Public Law and Administration from Sciences Po Paris (1997). He spent a year at King’s College London as Visiting Fellow (1999-2000) and successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne in 2003. He was teaching assistant at the Sorbonne (1998-2001), Fondation Thiers scholar (2001-2002), teaching assistant in Amiens (2002-2004), before being appointed Lecturer in British Studies at Sciences Po Lille - Université de Lille 2. In 2007-2008, he was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (Wassenaar). His work concentrates on Anglo-Franco-Dutch relations in the early part of the long eighteenth-century (c.1650 - c.1720), with a special interest in the interaction between diplomatic and political history. He has written articles on William III (1650-1702), the Glorious Revolution (1688), Andrew Marvell, Dutch propaganda against Louis XIV on the eve of theguerre de Hollande (1669-1672) and the role of Tacitism in the Anglo-Dutch Republic of Letters (1651-1698). He is now busy completing a book on the impact of Louis XIV’s foreign policy on Anglo-Dutch politics (1668-1688). The French version will be out in 2009 or 2010. A slightly different English version is in the making. Charles-Edouard Levillain is also co-editing with Koen Stapelbroek a conference volume on Dutch Decline in the Eighteenth Century. The volume will include a substantial article on Montesquieu’s trip to Holland (1729).
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.