Mariska Leunissen, 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Mariska Leunissen (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

Project Title

Facts, Evidence, and Observation: Aristotle’s Natural Scientific Study of Women and Motherhood

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Mariska Leunissen drafted six chapters for her work in progress, Facts, Evidence, and Early Medicine in Aristotle’s Gynecology. She also completed chapters for edited volumes; “Ancient Medical Texts as Sources of Women’s Knowledge for Aristotle” for The Routledge Handbook on Women and Ancient Greek Philosophy, edited by Sara Brill and Catherine McKeen (Routledge, forthcoming), and “The Construction of the Female in Aristotle’s History of Animals” for Philosophical Essays on Aristotle’s History of Animals, edited by Sophia Connell (Brill, forthcoming). She also started work on a new book project, tentatively titled Aristotle and Euripides on the Morality of Maternal Love.