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 […]
Tell us about yourself. What brought you to work as a part of the Project Vox team? My name is Abby Flanigan and I’m currently the Research Librarian for Music and Performing Arts at the University of Virginia. I joined the Project Vox team in September 2015, at the start of my second year of […]
Project Vox Co-leader, Andrew Janiak, wrote about his first time learning of Émilie Du Châtelet and how that led to the creation of PV. Read his article, “Who was that Marquise? Rediscovering forgotten voices of women in philosophy,” in the Washington Post. This article was later reprinted in The Lily.
Tell us about yourself. What brought you to work as the Outreach & Assessment Coordinator of Project Vox? I am a critical communication scholar who researches the relationship between rhetoric, technology, and culture. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Technology at Kansas State University. I worked with Project Vox during my doctoral training […]
Tell us about yourself. What brought you to work as the Project Manager of Project Vox? My academic training is in musicology; I’m a Ph.D. Candidate at Duke, and my dissertation focuses on opera reception and representations of masculinity in four works by Italian fascist composers from 1935 to 1941. I didn’t know anything about […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are excited to announce that we have a new site! Among the new things you can look for are additional images and an updated gallery, user-friendly pages for our philosophers, a cleaner layout, and a news section on the front page. With the launch of our redesigned site, Project Vox is accessible at both its […]