Research Stream


Jade Riddle

Jade Riddle successfully completed a PhD within the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at The University of Adelaide, conferred in December 2018. Her PhD research was supported by a scholarship from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and focused on ‘thinking geographically’ about emotion in the urban spaces in which we live and in particular, the way social ideology and interaction has shaped our perception and construction of city space throughout history. She was awarded the 2018 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship for ‘Letters Home from Adelaide: “misrepresentations tending to discourage immigration” (1836‒1850)’, which is an extension of her PhD work, looking at emotional representations of Adelaide in the mid-nineteenth century in personal letters home to Britain and Germany, and comparing these with the ‘official’ representations of the city by the South Australian Company who sought people to move there.


Academic Profile, The University of Adelaide


Emotions in Place: The Creation of the Suburban “Other” in Early Modern London


Work-in-Progress Seminar: ‘Shameful Suburbs: The Image of London as a Source of Moral Identity in the Sixteenth-Century City’, The University of Melbourne, 30 May 2017.

Selected Publications

Barclay, K. and J. Riddle. Urban Emotions and the Making of the City: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021.

Book Reviews

Riddle, J. 'Review of Suffering and Happiness in England 1550‒1850: Narratives and Representations. A Collection to Honour Paul Slack'. Women’s History Review (2018). DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1455325

Riddle, J. 'Review of Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo 1860‒1910'. Emotions: History, Culture, Society (forthcoming, 2018).


Riddle, J. 2018 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship (AUD13,000), for project ‘Letters Home from Adelaide: “misrepresentations tending to discourage immigration” (1836‒1850)’. Awarded 26 March 2018.


'Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life' symposium, The University of Adelaide, 18 September 2017. Convened by Katie Barclay and Jade Riddle.


2017 'Thinking about Emotion in Historical Perspective' (B.A). Department of History, The University of Adelaide. (Tutor, Marker, Guest Lecturer and Content Writer ‒ 'Emotion and the City' Module)