Latest updates

The Philosopher Queens: LAUNCH EVENT! 17th September

Friday, 11 September 2020

We're officially in the final stretch with just SIX DAYS TO GO! 

Over the last two years, we have had the privilege of meeting a community of people who care as much as we do about women philosophers and their ideas. All of you who have supported the book have helped us to this moment where the book will be officially launched and available to the public on September 17th, and the following week…

The Philosopher Queens: New Publication Date

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Hello to all of our lovely subscribers!

We hope you’re doing well and are healthy and safe. We wanted to give an update on our plans for The Philosopher Queens in the current circumstances.

In conjunction with Unbound, we've decided to push back the official publication of The Philosopher Queens to 17th September 2020. We’re doing this for several reasons. First, we want to have the best possible…

It's the year of The Philosopher Queens!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

A very happy new year to all of our supporters! We’re so excited to be in 2020 and moving ever closer to the publication of The Philosopher Queens on the 11th of June. 

It’s now nearly a year and four months since we launched the project, which we know feels like a long time to wait for a book. You haven’t heard from us in a while, but we’ve been busy working on perfecting the cover and the design…

Publication date, supporters list, and text and cover design

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Hello wonderful supporters. We can't believe there are now 955 of you!

We thought it was time to give you an update on the exciting goings-on of the team behind The Philosopher Queens. Our biggest announcement is that our publication date has been brought forward from August to 11th June 2020! You will therefore receive your copies in good time for summer holiday reading.

Although this may still…

The Philosopher Queens: The Representation of Women Philosophers

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Today we’re very excited to be speaking at the University of Bristol about The Philosopher Queens and the representation of women in philosophy. The first half of the talk looks at data on women and minorities in philosophy, so we thought we would share with you some of the shocking statistics that we found!

  • In the UK women make up only 29.7% of academic staff in philosophy. That’s less than…

The Philosopher Queens: International Women's Day 2019

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

This week we're celebrating International Women's Day! Any new supporters can get 10% off their pledge by using the promo code IWD19 at the checkout.

But we also wanted to give our amazing supporters a little something extra. As you know, we've commissioned an illustration for each chapter of the book. We're very happy to be able to share a sneak peek. 

So here are the first drafts of Ban Zhao…

The Philosopher Queens: Manuscript Submission

Sunday, 3 February 2019

It's been nearly a whole year since Lisa first went looking for an introduction to women in philosophy. Over an angry Twitter rant and tea (how we come up with most of our good ideas), we decided to do it ourselves.​

Today, we submitted the full manuscript of The Philosopher Queens.

This book has been written by some incredible women that we have had the absolute privilege of working…

The Philosopher Queens: December Update

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Since The Philosopher Queens hit its crowdfunding target in October, you’re probably wondering what we’ve been up to. Needless to say, it’s been a very busy few months.

With the two of us beginning a PhD and a Masters Degree, we’ve been working as hard as we can on the book in any spare time we can find. We’ve now received over half of the chapters from our amazing authors, and most are ready for…

The Philosopher Queens: 100%! What Happens Now?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

On Monday morning, at around 9am, The Philosopher Queens reached its crowdfunding target. After only three weeks of spamming you on Twitter, sending hundreds of emails, and generally shouting the news from the hilltops, we now know that this book will be published. The two of us want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been so supportive over the last few weeks and months. We are so humbled…

The Philosopher Queens: Week Two, Chapter Announcement and 80%!

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind, so we wanted to take a moment to update you on what’s been happening with The Philosopher Queens. First, a huge thank you to our new supporters (there are now 552 of you!). We are overwhelmed by your generosity in helping us reach the 80% milestone. A special shout-out to Corey Mohler from Existential Comics for publicly supporting the project and helping…

The Philosopher Queens: Week One Complete!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

We wanted to send a quick update to thank you all for your support in our first week of crowdfunding. We reached 30% last night, just before the one week mark, and we couldn’t be happier.

We’ve also had so many pledges from around the world, particularly Canada and New Zealand which is very exciting. We’re not quite sure what happened at the University of Calgary but we have so many supporters…

The Philosopher Queens: We have a little announcement for you…

Friday, 21 September 2018

Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far and shown their support for the book. We never imagined reaching 20% within the first week and it gives us hope that so many people want this book to exist as much as we do. Please do continue to post and share as much as you can!

Now with the emotional stuff out of the way, we have an exciting announcement for you. Not only is our book written…

Publication date: September 2020
196% funded
1525 backers