Grant opportunity for Phd on early modern/enlightenment women philosophers in Monash

Feminist History of Philosophy

Here are the details:

Note that the closing date is 2 June.

We are seeking a suitably qualified PhD candidate to carry out research on the topic of freedom in the early modern and/or enlightenment periods (c. 1650-1800). The candidate will be based in the Philosophy department at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and supervised by Dr Jacqueline Broad. The candidate’s research will be connected to a larger project, ‘Women on Liberty: From the Early Modern Period to the Enlightenment (1650-1800)’, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (project no. DP140100109; chief investigator, Dr Broad).

Project description: The main purpose of this ARC project is to further our understanding of moral, political, and metaphysical concepts of freedom in women’s philosophical writings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The project examines women’s ideas about liberty as freedom from external interference, freedom from domination, and freedom as self-determination. It also examines interconnections…

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  1. Dr. Broad is an amazing supervisor. I was lucky to have her as a co-supervisor for my PhD at Monash. Her careful and constructive criticism always gave me direction so I never felt stuck. She was also very supportive of my decision to have a baby during the three year scholarship. I wish I could shake the shoulders of anyone considering applying for this scholarship and say “Go for it!”.

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