Piroska Nagy

Piroska Nagy, a professor of medieval history at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), is an International Partner Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions from 2014 to 2017.  Piroska has previously taught at the Université Paris I, the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Université de Rouen and the Central European University. She is author of Le don des larmes au Moyen Age. Un instrument spirituel en quête d’institution, Ve-XIIIe siècle (Paris: Albin Michel, 2000) and co-author, with Damien Boquet, of Sensible Moyen Age. Une histoire culturelle des émotions et de la vie affective dans l'Occident médiéval, (Paris: Seuil, forthcoming in 2015).  With Damien Boquet in 2006, she launched the first French research project on the history of emotions, EMMA, EMotions in the Middle Ages: and coedited with D. Boquet Émotions médiévales (2007); Le sujet des émotions au Moyen Âge (2009); Politiques des émotions au Moyen Âge (2010); La chair des émotions au Moyen Âge (2011); Sensible Moyen Âge: Une histoire des émotions dans l'Occident médiéval (Paris: Seuil, 2015).

Her current research explores the relation between collective religious emotions, events and change  in the West during the time of the crusades (11-13th c) and medieval affective anthropology, especially embodied religious emotions, experience and charisms.


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