The Extending New Narratives Partnership grew out of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Development Project (PDG) New Narratives in the History of Philosophy (2015-2019). Focused on the early modern period, our aim was to develop new narratives of our philosophical past that centrally include women thinkers, and thereby to reconfigure, enrich and reinvigorate the philosophical canon. Doing this involved lots of work. A number of the projects from the PDG are carrying through to the Extending New Narratives Partnership, including research tools like a bibliography of philosophical works by early modern women (which we will be both expanding and extending through other historical periods) and an open access digital collection (which we will be building on); curricular resources to enrich the teaching of the history of philosophy, like Project Vox, (which is one of our Partners on the new Partnership project), and our podcast series. Through the PDG we started to build a more formal network of international scholars, students and academic institutions supporting research on non-canonical philosophers; and increasing awareness among the general public of long neglected aspects of our intellectual past.
As the project developed, we rethought our aims and methods. We expect that the project that has emerged Extending New Narratives Partnership, will continue to evolve in the coming years.
As historians of philosophy, who are particularly interested in historiographic questions, we thought it was important to preserve a little bit of our past thinking.
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