Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy
Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad
About the project
I am a co-investigator on the project Extending New Narratives in the History of Philosophy, funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant, and headed by Professor Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University), with twelve partner institutions worldwide.
Extending New Narratives aims to diversify and transform the history of philosophy by investigating the important historical contributions of neglected figures and themes in the discipline, toward the goal of creating new and more inclusive narratives.
In keeping with this project, I recently published a two-volume collection of women’s philosophical correspondence of the early modern period, with the Oxford New Histories of Philosophy series: Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (OUP, 2019) and Women Philosophers of Eighteenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (OUP, 2020). These volumes include annotations to letters that have received little scholarly attention, making them accessible to the modern reader and providing the basis for further research on women’s philosophical ideas and arguments.