Notes from Galveston (week 5), Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Galveston is gearing up for this year’s Lone Star Rally which is a four day ‘bikers’ festival beginning on Thursday this week. Over 70,000 people are expected to roll into this small island and party all weekend. I love on a main thoroughfare right in the heart of the action so I expecting the peace Read the full article…

Affect & Inquiry (CFP, Conference, Iowa, 27-29 March 2014)

The University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies seeks 15-20 minute papers, talks, and performances for its 2014 Humanities Symposium, Affect & Inquiry. The Symposium will take place March 27-29th, 2014 at the University of Iowa and will feature keynotes, talks, and performances from: Lauren Berlant (English, University of Chicago) Ann Cvetkovich (English, Women’s & Gender Read the full article…

The Phenomenology and Science of Emotions (CfP, Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences)

“The Phenomenology and Science of Emotions” Special Issue of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences Edited by Andreas Elpidorou and Lauren Freeman Call for Papers: Phenomenology, perhaps more than any other single movement in philosophy, has been key in bringing the emotions to the foreground of philosophical consideration. This is in large part due to the Read the full article…

Media Ethics & Emotional Wellbeing (Symposium, London, 10 November 2012)

MEDIA ETHICS AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING One day Symposium: 10 November 2012 9.30am – 4.30pm At the Anna Freud Centre, London NW3. Organised in conjunction with Media and the Inner World, Love Productions and Blink Films, a symposium on the theme of ‘Media Ethics and Emotional Wellbeing’. Given the fact that the media are now so closely Read the full article…

Emotions Health and Wellbeing (Society for the Social History of Medicine Conference, London, September 2012)

SSHM Conference 2012: Emotions, Health, and Wellbeing Queen Mary University of London 10-12 September 2012. The Society for the Social History of Medicine hosts a major, biennial, international, interdisciplinary conference. In 2012, it will be held in conjunction with the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, on the theme ‘Emotions, Health and Read the full article…

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny (CFP, Conference, University of Liverpool, 9-11 July 2013)

Melancholy Minds and Painful Bodies: Genealogy, Geography, Pathogeny University of Liverpool, 9-11 July 2013 Call for Papers *extended to April 30 * Strange Contraries in thee combine, Both hell and Heaven in thee meet, Thou greatest bitter, greatest sweet No pain is like thy pain, no pleasure too like thine. – John Norris, 1687 One Read the full article…

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling (Registrations Open, Conference, Sussex, May 18-19 2012)

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling 18th -19th May 2012 University of Sussex £65 (waged)/£35 (unwaged) Keynote speakers: Timothy Bewes (Brown), “The Surge: Turning Away From Affect”; Eva Illouz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Why Emotions are Crucial to Capitalism”; Ben Highmore (Sussex), “Mood Work”; Alex Düttmann (Goldsmiths), “The Feeling of Life.” Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.’ (Theodor Read the full article…

Urban Emotions: A Symposium on Stress and the City (Queen Mary, 21 March 2012)

URBAN EMOTIONS: A SYMPOSIUM ON STRESS AND THE CITY A joint meeting of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Queen Mary City Centre Wednesday 21 March 2012 The city has long been held up as a kind of psychopathological miasma. From the urban hypochondria identified by George Cheyne in Read the full article…

Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (CFP, Conference, Limerick, May 2012)

The University of Limerick Research Cluster in Emotions in Society is delighted to announce that it will host an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of “Regulating Emotions: Contemporary Understandings and Interdisciplinary Perspectives” on the 30th of April and 1st of May 2012 at the University of Limerick. The conference is kindly funded as part of Read the full article…

Shame and Disgust on the History of Emotions Blog, including a conference CFP

It’s been a week of shame and disgust on the History of Emotions Blog: Ugh! A brief history of disgust by Richard Firth-Godbehere The shame of the philosophers An interview with Julien Deonna, Raffaele Rodgono and Fabrice Teroni about their new book, In Defense of Shame ‘Reputation is the modern purgatory’ by Jules Evans Is Read the full article…