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Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany

A roundtable at The University of Melbourne, co-hosted by the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Early Modern Circle.

 

Date: Monday 18 March 2019
Time: 6:15pm
Venue: Macmahon Ball Theatre (Room 107), Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne
Enquiries: c.kovesi@unimelb.edu.au or jspinks@unimelb.edu.au

A roundtable, co-hosted by the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Early Modern Circle – a discussion of the recent book by Laura Kounine, Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany (Oxford University Press, 2018), featuring Dr Laura Kounine (University of Sussex), Professor Charles Zika (The University of Melbourne) and Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar (The University of Queensland).

Laura Kounine is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, and was previously a research fellow at the Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. She is the co-editor of Cultures of Conflict Resolution in Early Modern Europe (2015), and of Emotions in the History of Witchcraft (2016). She was awarded a British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award on ‘Subjectivity, Self-Narratives and the History of Emotions’ in 2017. Laura was an Early Career International Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne node of CHE in 2014, and later co-convened two CHE symposia on Witchcraft and Emotions –  at the University of Melbourne in 2015 (Media & Cultural Meanings) and at the Max Planck in Berlin in 2016 (Social Conflict and the Judicial Process).

Image: The Witches (1510) by Hans Baldung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.