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Emotions in Conflict

CALL FOR PAPERS CLOSES 10 DEC 2018. The Second Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE). 

Image: David Garrick as Richard III William Hogarth c.1745. Wikimedia Commons.

Dates: 2‒4 October 2019
Venue: University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Committee: David Dean, Kathryn Prince, Piroska Nagy
Call for Papers Deadline: EXTENDED to 10 December 2018
Enquiries/Submission of Proposals: conflict@vectorsofemotion.com

Conflict (whether interpersonal, intercultural, interspecies or individual) can lead to devastating consequences, but it is also an important catalyst for creativity and an indicator of social change. The emotions associated with conflict can be as pleasurable as the relish of dramatic tension or as devastating as a complete physical and mental collapse of the self.

We invite participants to consider the emotions associated with conflict, to examine how various cultures have understood the nexus of emotions and conflict, and to explore conflicting emotions in any context. Approaches from all disciplines broadly related to the History of Emotions are welcome. Given uOttawa's bilingual mission, participation in French is welcome and encouraged. A version of the call for papers is also circulating en français. The deadline is 10 December 2018 to submit proposals (in English or French) for individual papers, panels, and creative presentations (200–300 words with a short biographical statement) to the conference organisers David Dean, Kathryn Prince and Piroska Nagy at the conference address: conflict@vectorsofemotion.com

The conference will take place at uOttawa, located downtown near Ottawa's many galleries and museums, the Rideau Canal, and other attractions, including a shuttle to see the autumn colours in Gatineau Park.

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Key Dates
  • 10 December 2018: Extended deadline for proposals.
  • 15 January 2019: Decisions announced about proposals, along with information about hotel options and registration.

Conference Committee
  • David Dean, Director, Centre for Public History, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • Kathryn Prince, Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa
  • Piroska Nagy, Professor of Medieval History, Université du Québec à Montréal

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) is an international and interdisciplinary professional organisation. SHE promotes a deeper understanding of the changing meanings and consequences of emotional concepts, expressions and regulation over time and space and across cultures. The Society is committed to fostering interdisciplinary international dialogue on all aspects of humanities-based emotions research.