9 April 2021

From the Director

In 2021 we continue the new phase of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), which has continued to be active and engaged, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. 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. A number of CHE sponsored events were cancelled or postponed, and our international visitors could not travel to us.

Several events having already been rescheduled across our nodes for 2021 and beyond. One major event, which will be held at The University of Western Australia node of CHE, is the
ANZAMEMS conference on ‘Reception and Emotion’. The conference has been now been rescheduled for mid-2022 (with new dates to be announced shortly). The Call for Papers for this conference remain open, and there are several bursaries and prizes on offer. Please visit the calendar of events at the Centre’s website for all updates regarding this event and others that are forthcoming.

2021 also brings with it the departure of Peter Holbrook, who has stepped down as leader for The University of Queensland Node and will taking up a new role with the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Peter was one of the Chief Investigators who served CHE from 2011 to 2018, and continued on as node leader at UQ in 2019. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to Peter for his extraordinary service with the Centre. I would also like to welcome Andrea Bubenik, who has been appointed as Leader at The University of Queensland. We all look forward to working with Andrea to continue CHE’s excellent tradition of collaboration in emotions research.

Kirk Essary, Director

2021 SHE Subscription is now open

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) invites you to join or renew your membership for 2021. SHE 2021 membership includes subscription to the two issues for Volume 5 (2021) of its journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS), published by Brill on behalf of the Society, plus online access to previous volumes.

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Awards and Appointments

Congratulations to Lisa Beaven who has been awarded the 2020 Mansfield Prize, for the article ‘The Early Modern Sensorium: The Rosary in Seventeenth-Century Rome’, Journal of Religious History 44.4 (2020), 443–64.

Congratulations to
Claire Walker, who has been awarded a Barbara Kidman Fellowship at The University of Adelaide.

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Emotions of Space at The University of Western Australia

A new International Space Centre has launched at The University of Western Australia. The Centre will combine leading space science, research and teaching capabilities, advance the ability to operate from space and enable the development of innovative technology to enhance and sustain life on Earth and beyond. 

A multi-disciplinary UWA team that includes more than 12 research nodes, 150 researchers and 20 PhD students will collaborate across areas ranging from optical communications, astrophysics, health, agriculture, engineering, information technology, and social studies.

Part of the International Space Centre is the '
Emotions of Space' interdisciplinary group, which is led by Professor Yasmin Haskell (CHE Foundation Chief Investigator, 2011–2016; and University of Bristol Partner Investigator, 2017–2018), and has interests in fiction, poetry, visual and performing arts, orbiting a core of research projects on emotions in space. 

Listen to Professor Haskell, as she traces some of the complex and mixed emotions about space and space travel expressed by people on the ground and those on space missions.

- Part 1: Yasmin Haskell, ‘Sharing the overview effect’, The Science Show with Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National, 27 February 2021. [A transcript of the show is available].
- Part 2:
Yasmin Haskell, ‘Overview effect offers reassurance in hard times’, The Science Show with Robyn Williams, ABC Radio National, 3 April 2021. [A transcript of the show is available]. 

For more information about the '
Emotions of Space' interdisciplinary group, please contact Professor Yasmin Haskell at yasmin.haskell@uwa.edu.au.

Image: Frontispiece of Iter Exstaticum (1660, Kircher), Wikimedia Commons
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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Barclay, K. Caritas: Neighbourly Love and the Early Modern Self. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Barclay, K., and N. J. Koefoed, eds. ‘Family, Memory Identity’, special issue,
Journal of Family History 46.1 (2021).

Barclay, K., and A. Milka, eds. ‘Spaces and the Law’, special issue,
law&history 7.2 (2020).

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

Barclay, K. and F. Soyer, eds.
Routledge Sourcebook: Emotions in Europe, 1517–1914, 4 vols. Routledge, July 2021. Pre-order your copy!

Brooks, A., ed.
The Routledge Companion to Romantic Love. Routledge, September 2021. Pre-order your copy!
Davidson, J. W., M. Halliwell and S. Rocke, eds.
Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume I: Historical Perspectives: Creating the Metropolis; Delineating the Other. Abindgon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021.
Davidson, J. W., M. Halliwell and S. Rocke, eds.
Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume IIApplied Perspectives: Compositions and Performances. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021.

Davidson, T.
Four Oceans. Glebe, Sydney: Puncher and Wattmann, 2020.

Derrin, D., and H. Burrows, eds.
The Palgrave Handbook of Humour, History, and Methodology. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2020.

Fox, C., B. J. Irish and C. Miura, eds. Positive Emotion in Renaissance Literature and Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021.
Kiernan, F., J. W. Davidson and L. Oades, eds. ‘Creativity and Wellbeing’, special issue, International Journal of Wellbeing 10.5 (2020).

Kirwan, P., and K. Prince, eds.
The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance. London: Bloomsbury, 2021.

Knecht, R.
The Grammar Rules of Affection: Passion and Pedagogy in Sidney, Shakespeare, and Jonson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2021.

Lydon, J. Anti-Slavery and Australia: No Slavery in a Free Land? Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021.

McAlister, J.
The Consummate Virgin: Female Virginity Loss and Love in Anglophone Popular Literatures. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave, 2020.

McIlroy, C., and A. Scott, eds. 
Literature, Emotions, and Pre-Modern War: Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Leeds: ARC Humanities, 2021. Discount code to receive 50% off this title: ARC50WAR (code valid until 30 April 2021)

Roach Anleu, S. and K. Mack.
Judging and Emotion: A Socio-Legal Analysis. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2021.

Sheer, M.
Enthusiasm: Emotional Practices of Conviction in Modern Germany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Shiosaki, E.
Homecoming. Broome: Magabala Books, 2021.

Tarantino, G., and P. von Wyss-Giacosa, eds.
Through Your Eyes: Debating Religious Alterities (16th–18th centuries). Leiden: Brill, September 2021. Pre-order your copy!
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Selected Forthcoming Events

Workshop: 'Photographs in Family History'
Monday 24 May 2021
Time: 5:30–7:30pm (ACST)
Venue: Room 2052, Barr Smith South Building, The University of Adelaide (and online via Zoom).
Registration: Please
register online by 3 May 2021

Symposium: 'Flourishing and Wellbeing: Measurement, Meaning and Mindfulness in Health, Education and Work'
Date: 7–9 September 2021. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus) and the Catholic Theological College.
Enquiries: Jonathan.Zecher@acu.edu.au

Conference: 'Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future'
Date: 9–10 September 2021. NB: This is the further rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: The University of Western Australia (and online)
Call for Papers Deadline: 13 April 2021.
Conference: 'Reception and Emotion': Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference 
Date: Mid-year 2022 (exact dates TBC shortly). NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 July 2021 (early acceptance from 31 May 2020).
Bursaries and Prizes: Details can be found on the conference website. Closing date for applications is 31 July 2021.
Enquiries: anzamems2021@gmail.com

Please note: Due to current circumstances a number of CHE events have unfortunately been postponed or cancelled. 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: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl, Mona Lisa in Deep Space 8K, Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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