Professor Sarah Hutton has recently discovered a Conway letter not included in the Conway Letters edited by herself and M.H. Nicolson. It is National Library of Ireland MS, from Lord Conway to his wife, written from Dublin and dated 24 August 1678–the year before her death. It tells her that he has arranged for imprisoned Quakers to be released and for the charges against others to be dropped. It also tells the story of a “bad” Quaker who cheated someone of his inheritance. And other things.
Co-Directed by Andrew Janiak and Marcy Lascano
Hosted at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
April 14 – 17, 2016
The New Narratives in Philosophy conference will be held at the Ahamdieh FamilyLecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Duke University.) The four day conference will focus on the early modern philosophers Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Emilie Du Châtelet and will explore the various aspects of each figure’s primary philosophical works, investigate the relationships between her works and those of her contemporaries, and examine her works in relation to the political, social, ethical, theological, and scientific works of the period. In addition, the final, fourth day of the conference will be devoted to methodological questions that are important for transforming the teaching and study of early modern philosophy. All conference proceedings and materials – video clips, sample syllabi, papers, bibliographies and translated texts – will be disseminated on the Project Vox website, so that philosophers will have everything required to alter the teaching and research of early modern philosophy. The conference is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional funding and support provided by Duke University.For more information about Project Vox, visit our webpage
2015 Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy
The Twelfth NYU Conference on Issues in Modern Philosophy
New York University, November 6-7, 2015
Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Room 914
Registration is free but required by Tuesday, November 3, and is available here.
The New York University Department of Philosophy will host the twelfth in its series of conferences on issues in the history of modern philosophy on November 6 and 7, 2015. Each conference in the series examines the development of a central philosophical problem from early modern philosophy to the present, exploring the evolution of formulations of the problem and of approaches to resolving it. By examining the work of philosophers of the past both in historical context and in relation to contemporary philosophical thinking, the conferences allow philosophy’s past and present to illuminate one another.
Second session: Conway
|Speaker||Christia Mercer (Columbia University)|
|Commentator||Jasper Reid (King’s College, London)|