Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics

Marianne Loir Portrait De Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier De Breteuil Marquise Du Ch Telet

A conference celebrating the complete English translation

April 26–28, 2018
McKenna Hall
Notre Dame Conference Center

In 2009, Isabelle Bour and Judith Zinsser published a partial translation of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Foundations of Physics. Since 2014, faculty and students at the University of Notre Dame have worked to complete the translation. This conference celebrates the completion of the translation project.

With talks, presentations, and discussions of

  • the text
  • its philosophical and historical context and significance
  • ways of incorporating Du Châtelet’s philosophy into undergraduate teaching

by faculty and students including Katherine Brading, Marguerite Deslauriers, Karen Detlefsen, Lisa Downing, Jamee Elder, Ashton Green, Ruth Hagengruber, John Hanson, Sarah Hutton, Andrew Janiak, Marcy Lascano, Christia Mercer, Lauren Montes, Andrea Reichenberger, Annelise Rey, Anne Seul, Phil Sloan, George Smith, Monica Solomon, Marius Stan, Aaron Wells, and Judith Zinsser.