Emotions in the body and world – Prof Giovanna Colombetti (History of Distributed Cognition Online Seminar)

A new seminar in the History of Distributed Cognition series (Professor Giovanna Colombetti on ‘Emotions in the Body and the World’) is now available here. Summary: In recent years the affective sciences, including the psychology and philosophy of emotion, have re-evaluated the role of the body in emotion; accordingly, I think it is fair to Read the full article…

Affect Formations: Musical performance with live animations shaped by emotional online survey

The Affect Formations project with the Music Department of Durham University explores the relationship between our emotional response to drawings and musical features through several public performances in the North East. Artist Adinda van ’t Klooster is inviting people to complete an online survey and in doing so contribute to an innovative artwork merging music, Read the full article…

‘On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock’ reviewed by Dr Beatriz Pichel

‘On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock’ by Tiffany Watt Smith (Oxford University Press, 2014) Flinches, starts and winces do have a history, and, as Dr. Tiffany Watt Smith shows, this is a made of gestures but also of gazes and self-reflection. Watt Smith proposes to understand flinches from a ‘double Read the full article…

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on (CfP, Geography Conference, Edinburgh, June 2015)

Persisting Selves: the practices and politics of keeping going and carrying on 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies Edinburgh 10th-12th June 2015 What does it mean to ‘persist’, to carry on, to go beyond? What are the barriers through which bodies and selves begin to persist – e.g., through tiredness or hardship; when Read the full article…

The Psychology of Emotion and Feeling (CfP, Northampton, 8th April 2015)

Theme: Exploring the Nature of Emotion and Feeling; Critical Issues and Future Directions in Emotion and Feeling Based Research Venue: TBC This free one day student conference aims to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where students can explore the nature of emotion and feeling, and critically consider how this shapes our understanding of emotion today. Key themes in emotion and feeling Read the full article…

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…