Through close discussion and engagement with our academic Philosophy community, we have developed the following collection of teaching resources:

1. Philosopher Pairings
Find Project Vox philosophers that easily integrate into your existing course structure and lesson plans on specific canonical figures, philosophical discipline areas, and philosophical themes.

2. Syllabi
Explore syllabi that integrate early modern women into their courses. Searchable by included philosophers, audience, approach to integrating women, meeting schedule, and more.

3. Teaching Materials
Explore class assignments, discussion questions, activities, lesson plans and more that bring early modern women philosophers into the classroom. Searchable by included philosophers, material type, audience, time to complete, and more.


Our teaching resources aim to remedy a major impediment to including early modern women in the philosophical canon, namely the lack of readily available teaching resources for including women’s philosophical works in undergraduate or graduate courses. Since Margaret Atherton’s pioneering 1994 collection, Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period – which provided instructors and students with a window into the philosophy of Princess Elisabeth, Cavendish, Conway, Masham, Astell, Cockburn and Shepherd – only a few teaching-friendly works have appeared on the subject. Moreover, given their social exclusion from public intellectual debate, many early modern women participated in philosophical debates by means of private letters, which may be difficult to find, may not be translated, or may simply have been lost, leaving us with only half the conversation.

Although there is now an active interest in reviving early modern women’s philosophical work in the scholarly community, there has been no easy and simple of way finding teaching resources such as high quality sample syllabi, activities, or assignments. The aim of our project, therefore, is to promote the full integration of women philosophers into the canon through sharing teaching resources that situate them as active participants in the philosophical dialogues of their era.

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In the future, we plan to add more teaching resources to this site. We would be delighted to have your feedback and contributions. Teaching materials are welcomed from individuals with relevant subject area expertise and teaching experience. The teaching materials collected by Project Vox are informally reviewed by the Project Vox editorial team for relevance and appropriateness. All contributors are asked to license their teaching materials under a Creative Commons Attribution license, so that they can be used by others in the classroom.