E-Newsletter

16 August 2018


From the Directors

As you may know, the initial funded period of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) came to an end on 12 July 2018. Financial accounting for the Centre and its Annual Report for 2018 will be completed by early next year. For everyone involved in CHE it’s a major landmark in our progress, and an occasion to look back on a record of extraordinary achievement since our inception over seven years ago in 2011. It has been a time of farewells to cherished administrative and academic colleagues, with gratitude for their contributions, and recognition of the great legacy that they have helped to create across our main areas of operation: research, public outreach and education, performance, and the development of postgraduate and early career researchers. We are delighted to see how many of these junior scholars have progressed from CHE to new academic opportunities, taking the history of emotions into the next generation of international scholarship.

 

This is also a time in which CHE looks forward. The Australian Research Council has supported the Chief Investigators’ plan to retain the ARC Centre of Excellence name for up to three years. Associate Professor Jacqueline Van Gent (UWA) will be the Director from 2019. All of the existing university nodes – UWA, Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide – are maintaining their participation and collegiality, and other Australian universities are joining, bringing us further strengths. We actively welcome involvement from new emotions researchers, wherever they are located, together with our many former and existing Associate Investigators and visitors. Overall, it’s clear that a critical mass of emotions history scholars will be working in both new and continuing collaborations. Many more publications, academic events and outreach activities with CHE provenance will make their appearance over the coming years.

 

CHE’s global focus also continues. In 2016, the Centre founded the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE). Its refereed journal, Emotions: History, Culture, Society, published by Brill, has become a venue for the latest international multi-disciplinary research. The Society runs its own major conferences, the next in Ottawa from 2–4 October 2019, and is associated with the continuing seminar series ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’, whose forthcoming meeting is in Malta in February 2019. These are just some of the projects through which the Centre’s worldwide future offers a very lively prospect.

 

We take this opportunity to express deep thanks to you all for being part of CHE’s story so far, and invite you to keep connected with our Centre as it moves into an exciting stage of renewal.

 

We encourage you to keep an eye on the CHE website: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/, particularly the tabs for Events and Society for the History of Emotions’.


To take account of modified working arrangements for national administrative staff, please use the generic email emotions@uwa.edu.au, which all national staff can access.

Best wishes to all,

 

Andrew Lynch and Susan Broomhall
(CHE Co-Directors, 2018)

 

The Future of Emotions

by Susan Broomhall.

'The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders’ was an apt title for the third international CHE conference held at The University of Western Australia (UWA) in June 2018, as the Centre ramps up towards new developments in the next few years.

This conference aimed to celebrate the many achievements of humanities emotions research as well as engage with scholars in other disciplines in conversations about the field’s future directions. We welcomed conference participants from all around the globe who enjoyed a rich and diverse program that included a highly stimulating theatre performance, Ne’er So Much the Ape, by Jane Taylor (University of the Western Cape) with actors Terry Norton and Tony Bonani Miyambo, which explored the role of emotions in human and non-human relations and identity.

Four keynote speakers provoked our thinking about current theoretical and methodological challenges for emotions research and highlighted opportunities for the future. The Centre’s Director, Professor Andrew Lynch (UWA), elegantly examined ideas of periodisation in the history of emotions and the inclusion of literature and literary genres to these debates. Dr Katie Barclay (The University of Adelaide) presented a powerful analysis of quantification and big data agendas as topics for the history of emotions. We were energised by hearing new perspectives from Professor Jeff Malpas (Philosophy, University of Tasmania), who delivered a public lecture that argued the importance of emotions to how we find our place in the world; and from Professor John Sutton (ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University) whose keynote lecture discussed historical variability in distributed and collaborative emotion-regulation. The sunny winter weather saw many participants deep in conversations to take these ideas further while enjoying the beautiful grounds of the campus during the breaks.

The conference was preceded by a Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar on ‘
Emotions, and Place’, led by Professor Susan Broomhall (UWA), that brought together students from across Australia to explore issues between emotions, the non-human world, the environment, space and place. The interactive seminar featured lively discussions with Professor Malpas and A/Professor Chen Yang (College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai) in addition to presentations by a series of early career scholars who explored questions about their research and its findings. The seminar’s explicitly interdisciplinary and exploratory nature allowed students from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines to situate their own research in the interdisciplinary context.

A transcript of Jeff Malpas’s public lecture ‘Finding Ourselves in the World: Emotion, Orientation, Place’ was published on our Histories of Emotions blog in two parts. Katie Barclay’s keynote ‘Precarious Emotions’ is available on CHE’s podcast channel. For more on social media highlights of the event, search #FutureEmotions on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Vault Game

by Carly Osborn (Education and Outreach Officer, The University of Adelaide)

Transmedia storytelling is known as one of the best ways of sharing information, especially about history. For the past two years, CHE has been working in collaboration with the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary University of London and South Australian game developers Monkeystack, to develop a computer game project The Vault, that will potentially engage the next generation of historians.

In the game, the player awakens aboard a vast malfunctioning space vessel careening out of control through the galaxy. This spaceship contains a vault of precious energy - human emotions, contained within ‘pods’ of memory and history. An accident has caused pods to break and spill their contents, making it necessary for the player to interact with scenes from history. The player is accompanied by an artificial intelligence character, who disparages humanity and posits repeated fallacies about emotion - emotions are the opposite of reason, emotions are the same across times and places, emotions are useless or destructive, and so on.

By exploring the ‘spill’ scenes and understanding the lives and events therein, players comes to find that their companion is mistaken, and to develop an appreciation of the history of emotions. The game play is driven by a series of puzzles within each scene that the player must solve, in order to repair the pod and move on.

The Vault takes audiences through a series of startlingly beautiful environments. These vary widely, from science fiction techno-spaces to Escher-like worlds that challenge spatial integrity, and dreamlike spaces inspired by Dali and Tanguy. They are all threaded within breathtaking, authentic recreations of historical periods.

Scenes explored in the game include the beach upon which Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned (where the player explores male friendship and weeping), the salon of the fairytale author the Baroness d’Aulnoy (where the player explores romantic love), and the Festival of Colours in India (where the player explores ecstasy).

The demo of The Vault was released on 22 June 2018 and can be downloaded here.

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Journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society Now Published by Brill

From August 2018 Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS), the international refereed journal of the Society for the History of Emotions, is published by Brill Publishing on behalf of the Society.

EHCS is dedicated to understanding the emotions as culturally and temporally situated phenomena, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience and action by individuals, groups, societies and cultures.

EHCS editors, Andrew Lynch (UWA), Katie Barclay (UAdel) and Giovanni Tarantino (UWA) were all in agreement that moving the publication of the journal to Brill is the best way forward: “We are delighted that EHCS is joining Brill. It offers the journal and the Society for the History of Emotions great benefits: increased profile and publicity; accessibility to more libraries through Brill’s online publication presence; and continuing professional management of all areas of production and marketing. Brill makes a perfect match for our international, trans-temporal and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of emotions. We look forward to a very happy association.”

Publication of the first issue for 2018 is available now, and access links will be sent to Society members shortly. The inaugural volume (2017) will also be accessible online to 2018 subscribers.

“Over the years, Brill has published numerous books on, or related to, the history of emotions,” says Arjan van Dijk, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill. “This booming field is continuously yielding new scholarly insights, pertinent both to historians and to today’s society. We are very pleased to work with the Society for the History of Emotions and to contribute to the further development of this important discipline.”

To subscribe to the journal:

FOR INDIVIDUALS: For the most options and the best value for each option, subscribe to the journal by joining the Society for the History of Emotions
here for the calendar year (which includes a subscription to EHCS). Special rates are available for unwaged and for subscribers from Developing Countries.

FOR INSTITUTIONS/LIBRARIES: Subscribe directly via the
Brill website

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Gloria Wows Crowds in Melbourne

by Emma Miller (CHE Media and Communications Officer, The University of Melbourne)

More than 1,200 people attended St Paul’s Cathedral, in the heart of Melbourne, on 4 and 5 May to see
Gloria, a stunning choral performance directed by CHE Deputy Director Jane Davidson.

Featuring the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Early Voices and Baroque Ensemble, Gloria presented two of Vivaldi’s most beautiful and moving sacred works in a show that blended period orchestral music, modern dance and incredible lighting effects that made the most of the venue’s grand historic architecture.

The evening began with Gloria (RV 589), where the all-female choir performed in front of a huge illuminated orb that evoked the historical concept of the harmony of the spheres and the virtuous circle. The Very Reverend Andreas Loewe then read an original text inspired by concepts of love, before the second Vivaldi work, Beatus Vir (RV 597), was performed, featuring powerful choral voices, highly expressive dance pieces and more sublime lighting effects.

Professor Davidson said staging these works in the spiritual context of the cathedral added a strong emotional dimension to the performances. The lighting, costumes and set design explored themes of exaltation and hope, as well as the challenges of being a ‘good’ human.

The success of Gloria follows last year’s sold-out performances of Passion, Lament, Glory, which was also produced by Professor Davidson in collaboration with her Melbourne Conservatorium of Music colleagues Erin Helyard and Stephen Grant, both musical directors.

Farewell to Postdoctoral Fellows

Samantha Dieckmann
The University of Melbourne

Through my CHE project I have come across several organisations that use creative and performing arts to facilitate intercommunity engagement and conciliation, including Multicultural Arts Victoria and the international peacebuilding organisation Musicians Without Borders. I have also been involved in the development and implementation of an applied research project with such an aim, using ‘empathy’ and ‘emotional community’ to explore and enhance intercultural experiences in a community choir. Through all of these cases, I have gained further insight into the political and sociological dimensions of music-making that aims to instigate social change, and the ways that individuals’ subjective experiences are shaped by broader societal norms in this space. For example, I have been struck by the ways in which highly expressive, aggressive and potentially destructive ‘anger’ and ‘fear’ are variably transformed by embodied performances of protest, testimony or celebration. For me, this raises questions about the potentially metamorphic role of musically performed emotion in social justice contexts. At the same time, my attention has been drawn to the limitations of music performance as a quasi-legal social justice mechanism, as expressions of protest, celebration and subjective truth-telling do not easily account for the complex power dynamics underlying systemic injustices.

In managing the industry and community partnerships central to my applied research project, my thinking around how to evaluate the operationalisation of emotions continues to develop. CHE challenges reductionist conceptualisations of ‘emotions’, but many arts organisations request easy-to-understand and pragmatic research findings on their approaches to, for example, developing empathy. I will continue to grapple with how I can most effectively generate and translate useful findings about emotions for collaborating organisations, without losing the rigour and nuance exemplified by CHE research.


Spencer Jackson
The University of Queensland

CHE provides an interdisciplinary and wide-ranging experience in learning. It brings together scholars from different periods and disciplines, and the result is conversations about the essence of what we do. In a time when the value of the humanities and the arts is indeed in question, CHE provides a space for scholars to ask what it is exactly they do and why that might be important. The academy has not been great at addressing these questions, and my favourite part of CHE is that it has the courage and curiosity to tackle them. My supervisor is a scholar of Shakespeare, my most immediate postdoctoral colleague a medievalist and I am an eighteenth-century specialist, and in seminars, conferences and reading groups, we came together to explore fundamental questions about the university: is it political? do emotions have a place in it? what about religious faith? Having the opportunity to explore these questions with CHE will have a profound impact on my career, and the way I talk and write in the future, to students, colleagues and members of the public.

I believe initiating and organising a year-long reading group and seminar series on the theme of ‘Critique’ was my greatest contribution to my node at CHE. It gave us an opportunity to have art historians, literary critics and critical theorists explore whether there is something inherently political about art and the criticism of it. My own conviction is that art is a part of a social universe – it is worldly and the world is political. Scholars who forget this do so at the cost of vitiating their own discipline, and I'm happy to say that I helped foster conversations about why art matters. Scholars should believe in what they study.

Please look out for my book God Made the Novel! It is currently under consideration at presses and will be out in the near future (God willing). It will reflect the breadth of my conversations while with CHE. I also have an article from 2015, ‘Hershinow Clarissa’s Political Theology and the Alternative Modernity of God, Death, and Writing’, in
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 56.3 (2015), and a short piece in New Matilda from 2015, titled ‘What Could a Turnbull Refugee Policy Look Like? The Libs and the Troubled Legacy of Kant’.

I have started my next project on the politics of abolitionist literature and the broader movement against slavery itself in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I am currently working on an article exploring the politics of emotions in the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, the first African-American to publish a book. Wheatley uses poetry as a practice in emotional self-governance, and she does so in pursuit of a political philosophy that is neo-classical, republican and very different from the modern, or so I will argue.

From September 2018, I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles.


Amanda Krause
The University of Melbourne

My CHE highlights include conducting audience response research and working in collaboration with other CHE colleagues on various projects concerning music and performance. Collaboratively developing a program of research with Professor Jane Davidson to consider how people responded to the ‘Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800’ exhibition as well as a number of performances has allowed me to actively contribute to CHE’s performance research stream. I have given research presentations at a number of academic conferences to different academic audiences. This has included presenting to researchers interested in musicology, music psychology,
audience research, and the history of emotions. Owing to the quantity of data, it will take until the end of 2018 to prepare it all for publication. At least five journal articles are anticipated, which will detail findings such as those concerning the ‘Love: Art of Emotion’ exhibition and the Passion, Lament, Glory performances.

These are exciting to work on given their interdisciplinary implications not only for academics but also practitioners including performers, curators and directors. CHE has provided me the opportunity to expand my areas of expertise. As someone new to the history of emotions, I have been able to add a new perspective to my interdisciplinary research. I am grateful to my CHE colleagues and my participation in CHE events (the Methodology and Academic Disciplines workshop held at the end of 2017, for instance, was particularly enlightening) which have helped me to develop this critical lens that I can use in future research endeavours.

My immediate future plans include completing and submitting our audience response findings for publication! Luckily, I’ll be continuing my postdoctoral research fellowship at The University of Melbourne which will allow me to continue researching how people experience everyday arts opportunities and how these opportunities influence people’s well-being.


Nick Luke
The University of Queensland

At the end of my first (and unfortunately final) year with the Centre, I look back at many highlights: the ‘Art and Affect’ collaboratory at UQ, the Continuing Professional Development program for Queensland teachers, the wonderful ‘Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond’ exhibition and associated events. The chief highlight, however, has been the opportunity to work with and discuss big ideas with so many great people: Peter Holbrook, Xanthe Ashburner, Sushma Griffin, Spencer Jackson and Kenneth Chong at UQ, as well as the many eminent guests who have visited us in Brisbane.

I convened a workshop on ‘Art and Resurrection’ at UQ in June 2018, which brought together scholars from literature, art history and history to discuss how religious ideas of resurrection inspire – and are transformed by – art. While the focus was primarily early modern, we discussed how we, as scholars, critics and art-lovers, resurrect the art of the past, and how it continues to live in our present.

This theme has run through my work in various ways over the past year, including: my first book,
Shakespearean Arrivals: The Birth of Character (Cambridge UP), which was published in January 2018; the articles I have written during my time with the Centre (‘A Lawful Magic: A New World of Precedent in Mabo and Shakespeare’s Late Plays’ and ‘Avoidance as Love: Theatre and Sacrament on Dover’s Cliff’); and the longer term project that I have been researching and developing (‘Resurrection Events in Shakespeare’s Late Plays’).

The next step is into darkness unknown. The only certainty – it is toward resurrection (if only in monograph form).


Amy Milka
The University of Adelaide

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a part of CHE for the last three years. This diverse and welcoming community of scholars has enabled me to develop as a researcher, but also to consider my other roles as an academic, engaging with the public and disseminating my work in new ways.

The field of law and emotions was entirely new to me at the beginning of my postdoctoral research fellowship, and I am particularly grateful for conversations and collaborations with colleagues across the Centre, which helped me to carve out my own niche in this area. My postdoctoral research on eighteenth-century crime and courtroom emotions has resulted in several publications, including ‘Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom’ (co-authored with David Lemmings), Journal of Legal History, 38.2 (2017):155–78; ‘Impostors: Performance, Emotion, and Genteel Criminality in Late Eighteenth-Century England’, Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.2 (2017):81–107; and ‘“Feeling for Forgers”: Character, Sympathy and Financial Crime in London During the Late Eighteenth Century’ (forthcoming), Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. I will continue to write up my findings in several book chapters and articles over the coming months. I have also been awarded a short-term fellowship at the Huntington Library, California, to research women’s experiences in the courtroom.


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Partner Investigator to Present 2018 Erasmus Birthday Lecture

CHE Partner Investigator, Professor Yasmin Haskell (University of Bristol) has been invited by the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, and the Huygens Institute to present the Erasmus Birthday Lecture in November 2018. The Lecture has been delivered annually since 1980 by a prominent scholar in the field of Erasmus studies, including Jean-Claude Margolin, M. A. Screech and Kathy Eden. Together with the American Margaret Mann Philips Lecture, which is presented as a plenary lecture at the Renaissance Society of America, the Erasmus Birthday Lecture is published by Brill in Erasmus Studies, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society. A small masterclass for a select group of approximately 15 graduate students will be organised as part the program.
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Thank You to Professional Staff

Over the last seven and a half years, CHE has been driven by a highly professional team and we welcome the opportunity to thank them here for their exceptional service.
The University of Adelaide

Jacquie Bennett (Administrative Officer)

Jacquie started at CHE in February 2014 shortly after moving to Adelaide from the UK. “The best thing about the work has been the people, I’ve enjoyed working in a fantastic team, I will be very sad to leave”. Jacquie’s CHE contract continues to 31 August, and she hopes to continue in a role at The University of Adelaide.

Carly Osborn and Wendy Norman (Education and Outreach Officers)
Carly commenced with CHE in Adelaide in 2013. She has served in a dual role as Education and Outreach Officer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She delivered numerous school workshops and collaborated with the Children’s University at The University of Adelaide, and took a leading role in working with the developers of the online game project The Vault.
Wendy presented school holiday workshops in libraries throughout Adelaide and, with Carly, developed a series of 2018 Australian Curriculum Teacher Education Packs, a set of lesson plans for Years Foundation to 10, based on the latest world-class research in Humanities (History, Art History and English) by the Centre's researchers all over Australia.

The University of Melbourne

Leanne Hunt (Administrative Officer)
Leanne joined the Centre in July 2014. Her work in the organisation of events and arrangements for international visitors in this time, while keeping an eye on the finances, has been invaluable. She will continue part-time in this role at 0.4FTE from August to December 2018.

Penelope Lee (Education and Outreach Officer)
Penelope joined the Centre in 2012 and has been instrumental in initiating and organising numerous outreach events with many external partners, including the Dax Centre for Contemporary Photography, Koori Heritage Trust and Multicultural Arts Victoria. Penelope will continue in this role until December 2018.

Emma Miller (Media and Communications Officer)
Emma joined the CHE team at The University of Melbourne in 2015, and her media experience has proven invaluable to the Centre. She has been instrumental in promoting the Centre’s research front and centre on many high profile media outlets like ABC breakfast show, The Age and The Conversation. Emma’s work with the Centre has finished, but she will continue to work at The University of Melbourne in a new role as part of a research team.

The University of Sydney

Bastian Phelan (Administrative Officer and Education and Outreach Officer)
Bastian started working with CHE in 2017, and has brought together the outreach projects undertaken at the CHE node at The University of Sydney into a legacy booklet, Legacy of Emotions. The booklet can be viewed on the CHE website
here. Bastian’s contract finished at the end of June 2018.

The University of Queensland

Xanthe Ashburner (Education and Outreach Officer)
Xanthe started working at CHE’s UQ node in 2013. She has been a valuable colleague, organising Education and Outreach events including multiple Continuing Professional Development seminars for teachers, and the high profile ‘Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond’ exhibition and accompanying events. Xanthe worked right up until the last day (a Saturday!) of her CHE contract, with the public event ‘“By the Word Preach’d”: Preaching, Emotion and the Anglican Tradition’ at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane on 30 June 2018.

Sushma Griffin (Project Officer)
Sushma joined the UQ node of CHE in November 2015 to support the planning and implementation of the series ‘The Delighted Spirit: Shakespeare at UQ 2016’ which marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and celebrated his legacy at UQ. One of her highlights working at CHE was the seminar ‘Making Modernism in Art and Poetry’ (co-convened with UQ CHE Education and Outreach Officer Xanthe Ashburner in partnership with the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art). She also loved working on the public forum and seminar for teachers, ‘Vision and Opticality: The Humanities and Neuroscience’, convened in collaboration with the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ. Sushma is completing a doctoral dissertation at UQ in Art History on the emergence of the Indian concept of architectural photography in the nineteenth century, with a specific focus on minority Shia Muslim and Jain architecture in the colonial context.

The University of Western Australia

Pam Bond (Administrative Officer)
Pam is the original Administrative Officer for the Centre, having been involved before it even started, and has continued as Administrative Officer for the UWA node since the Centre began in mid-2011, also taking on many national administrative tasks and acting for a time as Centre Manager. Pam’s contract will continue until 12 August 2018, following which she will commence a 0.6 position at the EON Foundation, continuing to work for the Centre on a casual basis to complete the Annual Report for 2018.

Joanne McEwan and Stephanie Tarbin (Research Assistants)

Joanne and Stephanie started job-sharing at CHE in 2014 to further develop and curate the
CHE Bibliography which now contains 920 items. Among their many ‘other duties as directed’, Joanne took on the role of curating and preparing the CHE podcasts, and Stephanie took responsibility for maintaining communication with our international visitors, and formatting the final reports of their visits which are now available on the CHE website. Joanne was also an Associate Investigator (2012) and Project-to-Publication Fellow (2017) and is the inaugural Secretary of the Society for the History of Emotions.

Marian Riddell (Finance Officer)
Marian joined CHE in 2015 as the finance officer. Her wealth of financial knowledge has been invaluable and a great anchor point in streamlining financial practices in the Centre. Her background in publishing has also been of great help in compiling the Annual Reports.

Katrina Tap (National Administrative Officer)
Katrina joined CHE in January 2012, having originally suspected that there was a typo in the job advertisement for ‘History of Emotions’. The highlight of her time has been sharing an office with Pam Bond, and working with a team of colleagues whose academic brilliance, creativity, dedication and efficiency is underpinned with kindness; and where stress is alleviated through bursts of raucous laughter (there is a lot of laughter going on around Annual Report preparation time, and no end of it when a conference or biennial meeting is looming). Her current contract finishes on 12 September 2018.

Giovanni Tarantino (Business Development Manager)
Giovanni has relocated physically to The University of Queensland, but continues as CHE National Business Development Manager until 31 October 2018. He is also Co-Editor, Reviews Editor and Business Manager of
Emotions: History, Culture, Society. One of his major recent successes has been the Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World seminar series. Giovanni's many other CHE accomplishments can be seen on his profile page.

Tanya Tuffrey (Centre Manager)
Tanya joined CHE in January 2011, and has been keeping us on the straight and narrow managing the largest humanities grant ever in Australia, across five Australian university nodes, and with several hundred Australian researchers, international partners and visitors. Tanya's CHE contract will conclude on 2 September, and she will commence a new position as Manager at the Western Australian Health Translation Network (UWA) on 3 September 2018.

Joanna Tyler (Education and Outreach Officer)
Joanna took over this role from Melissa Kirkham in January 2017, and has since helped to make history real and interesting to thousands of school students throughout Western Australia, delivering 234 school workshops to 7,382 students during 2017 and the first half of 2018. She has also provided school teachers and trainee teachers with valuable resources and experiences, and her ‘Black Death’ Teacher Education Pack will soon be available on the Educational Resources page of the CHE website. Joanna has started her own business running Medieval workshops in schools.

Erika von Kaschke (National Communications Officer)
Erika was appointed as National Communications Officer at the inception of the Centre. She has been instrumental in creating and expanding the CHE brand nationally and internationally, and her design work can be seen on the beautiful flyers and posters created for CHE events, on the EHCS journal, and the CHE annual reports. Erika has started her own business as a Brand Coach.


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Awards and Fellowships

Merridee Bailey was awarded the 2018 S. Ernest Sprott Fellowship for her project 'Meekness: A Literary, Lexical and Cultural History of an Early Modern Concept', for one year (13 August 2018 to 13 August 2019), based at the Faculty of History, The University of Oxford. AUD44,248.

Katie Barclay was awarded the Royal Historical Society David Berry Prize 2018 for her essay ‘Love and Friendship between Lower Order Scottish Men: Or What the History of Emotions Has Brought to Early Modern Gender History’, in Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800, edited by E. Dermineur, V. Langum and A. Karlsson Sjögren (Routledge, 2018). Awarded 6 July 2018 by the Royal Historical Society. GBP250.

Matthew Champion was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize 2018 for a first book, for
The Fullness of Time: Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries (University of Chicago Press, 2017). GBP1,000.

Glen McGillivray’s article 'Rant, Cant and Tone: The Voice of the Eighteenth-Century Actor and Sarah Siddons', Theatre Notebook 71.1 (2017): 2‒20, was shortlisted and highly commended for the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2018
Marlis Thiersch Prize for 'research excellence in English-language articles anywhere in the world in the broad field of drama, theatre and performance studies'.
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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Barbezat, M. D. Burning Bodies: Communities, Eschatology, and the Punishment of Heresy in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, forthcoming 15 December 2018.

Barclay, K., A. Lynch and G. Tarantino, eds.
Emotions: History, Culture, Society 2.1 (2018).

Arcangeli, A.
L'altro che danza: Il villano, il selvaggio, la strega nell’immaginario della prima età moderna. Milan: Edizioni Unicopli, 2018.

Bailey, M. L., T. M. Colwell and J. Hotchin, eds.
Women and Work in Premodern Europe: Experiences, Relationships and Cultural Representation, c.1100–1800. London: Routledge, 2018.

Beaven, L. M. and A. Ndalianis, eds.
Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018.

Brooks, A.
Women, Politics and the Public Sphere. Bristol: Policy Press, forthcoming 2019. (Note: In 20182019, Ann Brooks is a Visiting Professor at Australian Catholic University, working with Prof. Bryan Turner at the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society.)

Cohen-Hanegbi, N. and P. Nagy, eds. Pleasure in the Middle Ages (International Medieval Research). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2018.

Downes, S., S. Holloway and S. Randles, eds.
Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions Through History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 .

Garrod, R., and P. J. Smith, eds.
Natural History in Early Modern France: The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Grassi, U. Sodomia e Omosessualità. Controllo giudiziario, affetti e pratiche sociali (V
XIX sec.) [Sodomy and Homosexuality: Judicial Control, Affects, and Social Practices (519C )] Rome: Carocci, forthcoming late 2018.

Haskell, Y. and R. Garrod, eds. Changing Hearts: Performing Jesuit Emotions between Europe, Asia and the Americas. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming late 2018.

Hodge, J., S. Cowdell, C. Fleming and C. Osborn, eds. Does Religion Cause Violence?: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Violence and Religion in the Modern World. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.

Macdonald, R., E. K. M. Murphy and E. L. Swann, eds.
Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture. London: Routledge, 2018.

Maddern, P.†, J. McEwan and A. M. Scott, eds.
Performing Emotions in Early Europe. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018.

Prendergast, T. and S. J. Trigg.
Affective Medievalism: Love, Abjection and Discontent. Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming, 2018.

White, R. S.
Ambivalent Macbeth. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2018.

Image: Traditional Chinese Wedding, by kegen 2009. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Selected Forthcoming Events


Work-in-progress Seminar (part of series 'Emotions and Law')
‘Emotions in the Pleadings of Inter-Marital Disputes in the Eighteenth-Century English Court of Chancery’ and ‘Rationality, Emotion and the Body’
Date: Friday 14 September 2018
Time: 4–5.30pm
Venue:
Ligertwood 126, Law Moot Court, The University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
Other seminars in this series will be held on 19 October and 16 November.


Conference: 'Skin in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds'
Date: Saturday 13 October 2018
Venue: Arts Lecture Room 6 (G.62, Ground Floor, Arts Building), The University of Western Australia
Registration details: To be posted
here soon
Keynote Speaker: Dr Lisa Beaven (La Trobe University), ‘Skin and Stone: Metamorphosis and the Villa Culture of Seventeenth-Century Rome’.
There will be an associated
masterclass and public lecture on 11 and 12 October.

Public Lecture: '
Luther and the Jews' by Lyndal Roper
Date: Monday 15 October 2018
Time: 6.15pm
Venue: Latham Theatre, Redmond Barry Building, The University of Melbourne.


Performance: Mockingbird, a black comedy about motherhood and mental health
Date: Thursday 18, Friday 19, Saturday 20 October 2018
Time: 5.30pm
Venue:
The Butterfly Club, Carson Place (off Little Collins St), Melbourne VIC 3000
Tickets: Early bird (until 24 Aug): $25. Otherwise $34/30 conc. Group discounts available. All transactions attract a one-off $3.95 booking fee.

Symposium:
'
Religion and Emotion in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, c.1100–1800'
Date: Friday 23 November 2018
Time: TBA
Venue:
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
There will be an
opening keynote public lecture on 22 November.

Symposium: '
Emotions and Intimacy in Asian Migration, Past and Present'
Date: Friday 23 November 2018
Time: 9am–5pm
Venue: The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Perth (Crawley) WA 6009
There will be an associated
masterclass and public lecture on 21 November.

A full list of forthcoming events and further details about individual events can be found on the Events page of the CHE website. More events will be added as they are confirmed.

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