CfA : New Narratives in Philosophy at Duke, April 14-17

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

Co-Directed by Andrew Janiak and Marcy Lascano

Hosted at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
April 14 – 17, 2016

The New Narratives in Philosophy conference will be held at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. 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.

Confirmed Speakers:
Sandrine Berges, Bilkent University
Deborah Boyle, College of Charleston
Katherine Brading, Notre Dame
Jacqueline Broad, Monash University
David Cunning, University of Iowa
Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University
Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania
Stewart Duncan, University of Florida
Sarah Hutton, University of York
Andrew Janiak, Duke
Marcy Lascano, CSU Long Beach
Christia Mercer, Columbia University
Anne-Lise Rey, CNRS
Samuel Rickless, UC San Diego
Justin Smith, Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII
Marius Stan, Boston College

Abstracts: We welcome abstracts on any of the figures or topics mentioned in the conference description above. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent to the organizers ( by December 1st, 2015. Acceptances will be sent by the end of December 2015. Funding is available for transportation and lodging for those accepted to present at the conference.

Any questions should be addressed to

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1 Response to CfA : New Narratives in Philosophy at Duke, April 14-17

  1. axiothea says:

    Reblogged this on Feminist Philosophers and commented:
    A big conference on women in the history of philosophy!

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