New Narratives in Philosophy: Rediscovering neglected works by early modern women

Event date to be determined

A conference exploring the philosophy of Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Émilie du Châtelet that aims to rediscover neglected works by early modern woman.

The four day conference will focus on the early modern philosophers Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Emilie Du Châtelet and will explore the various aspects of each figure’s primary philosophical works, investigate the relationships between her works and those of her contemporaries, and examine her works in relation to the political, social, ethical, theological, and scientific works of the period. In addition, the final, fourth day of the conference will be devoted to methodological questions that are important for transforming the teaching and study of early modern philosophy. All conference proceedings and materials – video clips, sample syllabi, papers, bibliographies and translated texts – will be disseminated on the Project Vox website, so that philosophers will have everything required to alter the teaching and research of early modern philosophy. The conference is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding and support provided by Duke University.

Event Location: 
Ahamdieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Duke University)