Jacqueline Broad

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

19972022

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

I am Associate Professor in the Monash Philosophy Department, and Director of the Philosophy Graduate Research Program.

I was awarded my PhD at Monash in 2000. I have been the recipient of two research fellowships from the Australian Research Council: an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004-07) and a Future Fellowship (2010-16). In 2018, I was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Research interests

My main area of specialisation is the history of philosophy, with a particular focus on women philosophers of the early modern period (c. 1650-1750).

I have written on early modern theories of virtue, the ethical and religious foundations of women's rights, historical conceptions of the self, the Lockean idea of slavery, and connections between feminism and Cartesianism in the seventeenth century.

My books include: Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2002); A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1600-1800 (with Karen Green, Cambridge University Press, 2009); and The Philosophy of Mary Astell (Oxford University Press, 2015).

My edited books include: Virtue, Liberty and Toleration (with Karen Green, Springer 2007); Mary Astell's Christian Religion (CRRS & Iter, 2013); Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays (with Karen Detlefsen, Oxford University Press, 2017); and Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Women Philosophers of Eighteenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence (Oxford University Press, 2020).

I am currently engaged in an ARC-funded Discovery Project on the philosophical foundations of women's rights (1600-1750), with D. Brown and M. Deslauriers

My past research projects include a Future Fellowship project on the ethical thought of seventeenth-century feminist philosopher Mary Astell (2010-16), and a Discovery Project on women and liberty in the early modern and enlightenment periods, with K. Green and K. Detlefsen (2014-2019).

For further information about my research (including an up-to-date list of publications), please go to my personal webpage.

Related Links:

Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising postgraduate students who would like to work on early modern philosophy and the history of feminism and ethical thought.

Please do get in touch if you have a project in mind.

Research area keywords

  • Early modern philosophy
  • History of feminism
  • Women philosophers
  • History of philosophy
  • Seventeenth-century philosophy
  • Eighteenth-century philosophy
  • Feminist history of philosophy
  • Mary Astell
  • John Locke
  • René Descartes
  • History of ethical thought
  • History of political thought

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects

Research Output

Damaris Masham on women and liberty of conscience

Broad, J., 2019, Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluations of Women's Philosophical Thought. O'Neill, E. & Lascano, M. P. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 319-336 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Mary Astell’s critique of Pierre Bayle: atheism and intellectual integrity in the Pensées (1682)

Broad, J. S., 2019, In : British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 27, 4, p. 806-823 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Selfhood and Self-government in Women’s Religious Writings of the Early Modern Period

Broad, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The early modern period: Dignity and the foundation of women's rights

Broad, J., 2019, The Wollstonecraftian Mind. Bergès, S., Hunt Botting, E. & Coffee, A. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 25-35 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence

Broad, J., 2019, Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. 296 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Broad, Jacqueline (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities

Arctic Circle Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)

18 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Locke Studies (Journal)

Jacqueline Broad (Editorial board member)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Journal of the History of Philosophy (Journal)

Jacqueline Broad (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

University of California Los Angeles

Jacqueline Broad (Visiting academic)

25 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

UCLA Philosophy Workshop

Jacqueline Broad (Invited speaker)

26 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course