Revealing Voices: Simone Webb

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Simone Webb’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    Mary Astell’s (1666-1731) treatise A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694, 1697) has been analysed as utopian literature, a proto-feminist text, a philosophical work in which we can find Astell’s contributions to virtue theory and epistemology, and as an extended piece of rhetoric. These are […]

Revealing Voices: Nancy Kendrick

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Nancy Kendrick’s post is part of our Revealing Voices blog series.    A few years ago I was asked to contribute an essay on George Berkeley’s Bermuda Project to a volume a colleague was editing on Berkeley’s philosophy. The project was Berkeley’s plan to create a college in Bermuda in which Indigenous Americans and British […]

Announcement: Émilie du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique Transcription

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For the first time, the French text of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Essai sur l’Optique–her essay on optics–is now available. The release of the text represents an international collaboration and more than two years of work on four manuscript sources. Scholars working on Du Châtelet, women in early modern philosophy, and the history of science and optics will […]

Behind the Scenes: Teaching Digital Publishing with Project Vox

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This fall Project Vox starts its fourth year as a digital publishing initiative. While we’ve been fortunate to receive internal and external funding to help support student team members’ work, nearly half have been volunteers—students who worked with our team merely to gain experience in team-based research projects and digital publishing. Many of these students […]

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Public Media: Project Vox in The Atlantic

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Earlier this year Project Vox was mentioned in an article on The Atlantic about the movie The Circle (2017), a technological thriller. Elizabeth Yale discusses how “women are cast as consumers [of communications technologies], rather than agents; controlled, rather than controlling.” She refers to two women, Margery Kempe (c. 1373–1438) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), who […]