Claudia Jarzebowski

Professor Claudia Jarzebowski is an international Partner Investigator from Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. She works on the history of emotions in early modern Europe, pursuing questions of how emotions and political power were entwined with each other. Her own CHE-related research projects explore: i) how childhood and emotion interrelate to each other from a perspective based on practices and agency rather than on normative thinking; ii) the history of love as the history of political power. more recently she has developed and interst in how to conceptualise emotions within a global and transcultural early modern history.


Selected Publications


Jarzebowski, C. Kindheit und Emotion: Kinder und ihre Lebenswelten in der europäischen Frühen Neuzeit [Childhood and Emotion: Children and their Lives in the European Early Modern Period]. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2018.

Edited Collection

Hacke, D., C. Jarzebowski and H. Ziegler, eds. Matters of Engagement. Emotions, Identity and Cultural Contact in the Premodern World. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021. (Published November 2020).

Jarzebowski, C. and T. M. Safley, eds. Childhood and Emotion Across Cultures 1450‒1800. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2014.


Jarzebowski, C. ‘Childhood’. In Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 214‒17. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.

Jarzebowski, C. ‘“Will we ever meet again?” Children Travelling the World in the Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries’. In Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 215–31. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.