6 March 2020

From the Director

In 2020 we continue the new phase of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) with several events having already been scheduled across our nodes for 2020 and beyond. Please visit the calendar of events at the Centre’s website for updates.

One major event, which will be held at The University of Western Australia node of CHE, is the
2021 ANZAMEMS conference on ‘Reception and Emotion’. The Call for Papers for this conference is now open, and there are several bursaries and prizes on offer.

Members of the Centre continue to publish their excellent and ground-breaking research on the emotions, with details of new publications
listed on the CHE website.

2020 also brings with it the departure of
Stephanie Trigg, who has stepped down as leader for The University of Melbourne Node. Stephanie was one of the Chief Investigators who served CHE from 2011 to 2018, and continued on as node leader in 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to Stephanie for her extraordinary service with the Centre for the past 11 years. I would also like to welcome Una McIlvenna, who has been appointed as Leader at The University of Melbourne. We all look forward to working with Una to continue CHE’s excellent tradition of collaboration in emotions research.

Late last year The University of Western Australia node of the Centre advertised for short-term Early Career International Research Fellows as well as Distinguished International Visiting Fellows. We received a large number of applications, and after carefully reviewing them, we are very excited to welcome the following Early Career International Research Fellows to UWA over the next year:


-  Dr Leah Astbury (University of Cambridge)
-  Dr Sarah Brazil (University of Geneva)
-  Dr Caitlyn T. McLoughlin (Ohio State University)
-  Dr Gordon D. Raeburn (Bishop Grosseteste University)
-  Dr Hila Shachar (De Montfort University)

We also will welcome the following Distinguished International Visiting Fellows to UWA in 2020 and 2021:

-  Professor Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)
-  Professor Janne Lahti (Academy of Finland)

Kirk Essary, Director

2020 SHE Subscription is now open

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) invites you to join or renew your membership for 2020. SHE 2020 membership includes subscription to the two issues for Volume 4 (2020) of its journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS), published by Brill on behalf of the Society, plus online access to previous volumes.

To join or renew,
click here

EHCS issue 4.1 is due to be published in June 2020.

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Awards and Appointments

Francesco De Toni has been awarded an EU Marie-Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship.

Yasmin Haskell has been appointed as a senior visiting research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College (Boston), in 2021.

Clare Monagle has been awarded the Australian Religious History Fellowship by the State Library of NSW.

Kathryn Roberts Parker has been awarded a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship, and will be heading to Newcastle University to work on her project A Performance History of Morris Dancing: Music and Musicians 1550-1700.
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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Barclay, K., S. Crozier-De Rosa and P. N. Stearns, eds. Sources for the History of Emotions: A Guide. London: Routledge, June 2020. Pre-order your copy!

Dell, H., A. Lynch and E. R. Upton, eds.
‘Music, Emotions, Medievalism’,  special issue, postmedieval 10.4 (2019). (Published in January 2020).

Dieckmann, S., and J. W. Davidson, eds. ‘Peace, Empathy and Conciliation through Music’, special issue, International Journal of Community Music 12.3 (Dec 2019).

O'Loughlin, K., ed. 
Women's Travel Writings in India 1777–1854: Volume II: Harriet Newell, Memoirs of Mrs Harriet Newell, Wife of the Reverend Samuel Newell, American Missionary to India (1815); and Eliza Fay, Letters from India (1817). London: Routledge, March 2020. Pre-order your copy!

Phiddian, R.
Satire and the Public Emotions (ebook). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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Selected Forthcoming Events

Public forum and continuing professional development event for teachers: 'The Emotional Lives of Cities'
Date: Saturday 28 March 2020
Venue: Kedron Room, Brisbane Town Hall
Register: Free. All Welcome. Please RSVP by
25 March 2020: uqche@uq.edu.au
Enquiries: uqche@uq.edu.au

Symposium: 'Numbers and the Self'
Date: Friday 1 May 2020
Venue: The University of Adelaide
Register: Registration is free, and closes on 24 April 2020. To visit the registration page, click

Public Lecture: 'Royal Drama: What does Megxit have to do with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?'
Speakers: Meagan Nattrass and Grace Waye-Harris (both The University of Adelaide)
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Venue: The University of Adelaide
Register: Registration is free. To visit the registration page, click

Symposium: 'Flourishing and Wellbeing: Measurement, Meaning and Mindfulness in Health, Education and Work'
Date: 17–19 September 2020
Venue: Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus) and the Catholic Theological College

Workshop: 'Blood'
Date: 2 November 2020
Venue: Inkarni Wardli Level 7, The University of Adelaide
Call for Papers Deadline: 15 May 2020.

'Reception and Emotion': Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference 
Date: 8–12 February 2021
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 July 2020
Bursaries and Prizes: Applications now open. Closes on 31 July 2020. For more details, click

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.

Image: Détail d'une enluminure du Canon medicinae d’Avicenne (Besançon - BM - ms. 0457 - f. 051). Wikimedia Commons

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