Fears and Angers: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (CfP, London, 19-20 June 2017)

This 2-day conference is organised by the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. It will take place in the Arts Two Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London. According to the wheel of emotions created by the psychologist Robert Read the full article…

Warriors without Weapons: Humanitarian Action in the Spanish Civil War and the Republican Exile (CfP, Geneva, Louis Jeantet Auditorium, 27-28 October, 2016)

Organisers: Sébastien Farré (Maison de l’histoire, University of Geneva) and Dolores Martín Moruno (iEH2, University of Geneva) In 1947, the Swiss physician Marcel Junod (1904-1961) published Le troisième combattant, a book that would be translated into English as Warrior without Weapons (1951), which collected his experiences as a delegate for the International Committee of the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock’ by Tiffany Watt Smith

A reviewer is needed for ‘On Flinching’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Tiffany Watt Smith. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities and may be of particular interest to readers with an interest in English literature, theatre studies, and the history of the emotions and sensations. ‘While the end of the nineteenth century is often associated with Read the full article…

Photographic Histories of Psychology (CFP, Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester, 25 November 2014)

Postgraduate Symposium  “Photographic Histories of Psychology” 25th November 2014 PHRC, de Montfort University This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. Its aim is twofold: to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and to bring into light the historical role that photography has played in the making Read the full article…

Emotional Bodies: A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions (CfP, Workshop, Geneva, 20-22 2014)

EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions 20-22 October,2014 Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing that the pulse quickens and Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief & Pain (CFP, Conference, Edinburgh, 23 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on Loss, Grief and Pain: Call for Papers An interdisciplinary workshop organised and funded by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh on Friday 23 May 2014. This one-day workshop aims to explore perspectives on emotions, taking as its starting point “loss” as an historical fact and emotional response – Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ (CfP, Conference, 12 May 2014, Queen Mary)

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ Monday 12th May 2014 Queen Mary, University of London. We are interested in work that takes historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories typified by those of ‘moral insanity’, ‘psychopathy’, and ‘personality disorder’. We are particularly interested in work that helps to put 19th-century developments of ‘psychiatric’ thought in Read the full article…

Highlights from the Queen Mary History of Emotions Blog, September and October 2013

Highlights from the Queen Mary History of Emotions Blog, September and October 2013: Claire Langhamer, Everyday Love and Emotions in the 20th Century Jules Evans, Live Like a Stoic Week Jane Mackelworth, Review of Laura Doan, Disturbing Practices Katherine Clark, David Lederer, and Hera Cook, Roundtable on William Reddy, The Making of Romantic Love, With a response Read the full article…

“The Emotions” (CFP, Conference, Sheffield, 28–30 March 2014)

The Society of Dix-Neuviémistes will hold its twelfth annual   conference entitled ‘The Emotions’ at the University of Sheffield in   March 2014. Proposals are invited for papers treating aspects of the conference theme in relation to nineteenth-century French and Francophone culture, history and art history. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: Melancholy Read the full article…

“Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, & Space” (CFP, Conference, Copenhagen, 6–7 December 2013)

Feeling Space: Towards a History of Emotion, Affect, and Space Call for Papers Workshop at the University of Copenhagen, December 6th and 7th 2013 Keynote speakers: Professor Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen and Professor Tim Cresswell from Royal Holloway University of London The spatial dimension of emotions and affect is currently attracting increased attention among historians employing a wide range of theoretical Read the full article…