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Medieval Emotions and Contemporary Methodologies: a research workshop

Date: Friday 8 July 2016
Time: 10:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: Room 416, main building of Birkbeck College, University of London, Torrington Square WC1 (Entry on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX)
Registrations: Online here.

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Confirmed contributors

  • Anke Bernau (Manchester)
  • Rita Copeland (Pennsylvania)
  • Stephanie Downes (Melbourne)
  • Bruce Holsinger (Virginia)
  • Ella Kilgallon (Queen Mary)
  • Rebecca Fields McNamara (UWA)

The recent turn to the history of emotions in the arts and humanities has generated a great deal of exciting new scholarship. But what are the methodological and scholarly challenges of working on this material? Does the 'history of emotions' have a methodology? How far does an account of medieval emotions depart from other scholarly modes of investigation? Which theoretical tools do we bring to bear on medieval emotions, and which have we tended to neglect? 

Such questions inform this research workshop, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London on 8th July 2016. In this workshop we aim to facilitate open discussions, in response to a series of short presentations, about the scholarly challenges of working on medieval emotions. Admission is free but contributors must register in advance at this site. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. 

This workshop is a collaboration between the School of Arts at Birkbeck and the Australian Research Councils Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Image: Giovanni Pisano, The Crucified Christ, c.1285-1300. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.