Feminist History of Philosophy blog has kindly invited us to share updates about our research project at McGill University. Below you will find some information about the project and a link to the project’s website. More to come!
Querelle(dot)ca is part of a project, Equality and Superiority in Renaissance and Early Modern Pro-Woman Treatises (the “Equality Project”), directed by Professor Marguerite Deslauriers of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The team includes two other faculty researchers: Andrew Piper (McGill, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), and Laura Prelipcean (Concordia University, Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics). The student Research Assistants, both graduate and undergraduate, are drawn from a variety of disciplines.
The Equality Project is devoted to the works of authors who contributed to the pro-woman side of the querelle des femmes—a debate about the nature and worth of women that unfolded in Europe from the medieval to the early modern period. Our website functions as a hub for collecting and circulating texts, historical information, and teaching materials from and about the querelle des femmes. We present the work of authors writing in English, French, Italian, and Latin; these transcriptions – in searchable format – are public domain, and we encourage their use by researchers, instructors, students, and anyone interested in or curious about the history of this debate.