PHASE 1 - Building the Project Vox website and adapting Duke philosophy courses to include women philosophers
Project Vox began in spring 2014 with the planning and development of a highly interactive, open-source website enabling philosophers to incorporate texts by women in the early modern period (initially scoped to 4 philosophers) into their existing courses and investigation into best practices for such incorporation of women’s texts through the experimentation in the PHIL 201 course at Duke. This phase ended in March 2015.
PHASE 2 - Expanding and improving the website, content, and courses, and building partnerships
During late 2015 - early 2016 the team implemented a number of improvements and expansions to the website and its content and began refining and documenting our workflows and methods for gathering, reviewing, and adding new site content. Acquisitions and digitization by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library provided the project team with new materials for the site as well as for use in undergraduate courses, including a course created for the fall 2015 launch of Duke's Archives Alive program.
PHASE 3 - Engaging and expanding the user community
In summer 2016 the team began defining its academic user community using Google Analytics. In 2016-2017 the project will survey these users to identify ways to improve the site's usability and content for undergraduate philosophy instruction. This phase will also focus on building stronger cross-institutional cooperation with Advisory Board members and their related projects.
PHASE 4 - Migrated to Wordpress
People Involved With The Project
- Andrew Janiak, Creed C. Black Professor Philosophy (Primary Investigator)
- Adela Deanova, PhD candidate Philosophy (Project Manager)
- Cheryl Thomas, Librarian for Philosophy and French Canadian Literature, Duke University Libraries (Consultant)
- Beatriz Wallace, Masters Candidate, Experimental and Documentary Arts (Designer; Developer; Technology Support)
- Divya Rajaram, Masters Candidate, Master of Engineering Management (Developer)