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Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
Andrew M. Janiak (Project Director: December 2014 to present)
Marcy Lascano (Co Project Director: January 2015 to present)

New Narratives in Philosophy: Rediscovering Neglected Works by Early Modern Women

Planning and hosting a four-day conference at Duke University in April 2016 on the works of three early modern women philosophers—Anne Conway, Margaret Cavendish, and Émilie du Châtelet—and the preparation of scholarly articles, a volume of essays, and materials for a website. (12 months)

This NEH collaborative research grant would fund a major international conference on the philosophical work of three neglected women from the early modern period: Anne Conway, Margaret Cavendish and Emilie du Châtelet. The conference has two specific goals: first, it will bring together thirty-five leading scholars working on the philosophy of these women; and second, it will involve an extensive pedagogical workshop to facilitate the development of new narratives in university courses incorporating the contributions of these neglected figures. To have the greatest possible impact on both teaching and research in the history of modern philosophy, we will employ a newly created website maintained at Duke University to disseminate the information generated at the conference.

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Project fields:
History of Philosophy

Collaborative Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$64,971 (approved)
$49,539 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 5/31/2016