Women on liberty: from the early modern period to the enlightenment (1650-1800)

  • Broad, Jacqueline (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Green, Karen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Detlefsen, Karen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Our modern ideals about liberty were forged in the great political debates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but little is known about women's participation in those debates. This project will be one of the first to examine early modern and enlightenment women's writings on political, moral, and metaphysical concepts of liberty. It will do so by bringing together leading scholars in the field for the purpose of producing (i) a survey article, (ii) an edited volume of essays, (iii) a plenary session at a major international conference on women's philosophy, and (iv) a multi-volume set of primary materials.
Effective start/end date2/01/1431/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$190,000.00