3 May 2022

From the Director

'Past and Future Emotions'
CHE's farewell two-day Symposium
The University of Melbourne (as part of the Congress of HASS)
28–29 November 2022

Keynote Speaker: John Corrigan (Florida State University)

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions calls for expressions of interest to be part of its farewell two-day Symposium, ‘Past and Future Emotions’, to be held from 28–29 November 2022 at The University of Melbourne, as part of the 2022 Congress of HASS.

The purpose of the symposium is to celebrate the many achievements of emotions research associated with CHE while seeking contributions that lend themselves to discussion about future directions in emotions research in the humanities.

Organisers welcome Expressions of Interest for papers, roundtables, workshops, panels, lightning talks, and posters on the theme of Past and Future Emotions (broadly conceived).

We encourage proposals from current and former CHE Node Leaders, Program Leaders and Cluster Organisers.

Proposals for conference papers and posters should consist of:

1. A title
2. An abstract (max. 200 words)
3. Type of presentation (i.e. 20-minute paper, 5-minute lightning talk, poster presentation)
4. A short biography (max. 50 words)

The conference committee welcomes themed panel or workshop session proposals for the conference. Proposals should consist of:

1. Panel/Workshop Title
2. Proposed Chair (if available)
3. Details of each presenter and paper as described above

Please send proposals in Word Document format to Dr Marina Gerzic, National Administrative Officer for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at emotions@uwa.edu.au by 30 June 2022. 

Travel Bursaries

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for presenters to attend the Symposium. The amount of funding available, and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the Symposium organising committee after they have considered all the applications.

To apply for a bursary please send an email titled 2022 CHE Symposium Bursary Applications to emotions@uwa.edu.au with the following information included in a Word document attached to the email (please do not send these details directly in the email itself).

  1. 1. Title and Abstract of paper to be presented at the Symposium
  2. 2. A short budget (no more than 1/2 page) detailing the cost of attending the conference
  3. 3. Details of any other sources of funding

Applications for bursaries close on 30 June 2022.

Kirk Essary, CHE Director

2022 SHE Subscription is now open

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) invites you to join or renew your membership for 2022. SHE 2022 membership includes subscription to the two issues for Volume 6 (2022) 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


Call for Special Issues of Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) 

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) calls for proposals for thematic issues for its 2024 volume. Issues can be on any topic that falls within the journal’s remit to enhance our understanding of emotions as temporally and geographically situated phenomena. Proposals are due by 30 June 2022 and should be emailed to
editemotions@gmail.com. Click here for more details.
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Awards and Appointments

Jacqueline Broad (Monash), Diana Barnes, and Lisa Hill (Adelaide), have been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding for the project ‘Toward a Female Stoic Tradition: Women's Writings in England, 1600–1800’ (DP220100002), which aims to investigate the neglected history of women’s engagement with Stoic ideas in early modern England.

Yasmin Haskell and team, have been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding for the project ‘The Ancient Today: Living Traditions of Classical Language Education’ (DP220100370), which aims to compare, for the first time, ancient language education across world cultures with ‘classical’ literatures.

Yasmin Haskell, has been elected to membership of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, in 2023, for her project ‘Versifying Adversity: Emmanuel de Azevedo and the Passions of the Jesuit Suppression’.

Frederic Kiernan, has been awarded a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Melbourne to work on the project, ‘Musical value in a loneliness epidemic: Addressing a public health challenge using musical aesthetics’.

Brid Phillips has been appointed to the position of senior lecturer in School of Nursing and Midwifery at Edith Cowan University, Perth.

Makoto Harris Takao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), has been awarded the Bruce Mansfield Prize by the Religious History Association for his article ‘Tokugawa Confucian Sermons as Popular Emotional Education: The Moral and Pedagogical Philosophy of Hosoi Heishū’. Journal of Religious History 45.1 (2021): 50–67. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9809.12729.
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CHE Virtual Fellows Seminar Series

Please note: All seminars will be hosted by The University of Western Australia, online via Zoom, and times are listed in AWST. Please email emotions@uwa.edu.au to register and receive the Zoom link and password.

10 May 2022 (11:00am AWST): Leigh Penman (Monash University): '
A Story of Failure? Re-reading the Ambonese Embassy to the United Provinces (1621)'.

25 May 2022 (3:00pm AWST): Jelena Bakic (University of Porto): '
Renaissance Dedicatory Epistles and History of Emotions'.

14 June 2022 (11:00am AWST): Daniel Johnston (The University of Sydney): '
Shakespeare’s Phenomenology of Touch: Romeo and Juliet'.

21 June 2022 (2:00pm AWST): Robert T. Tomczak (Adam Mickiewicz University):
Emotions in Motion. Intellectual friendship between Poland and Basel in the 17th century’.

22 June 2022 (3:30pm AWST): Alexandre Simon-Ekeland (University of Oslo): ‘
Jean-Baptiste Charcot and the emotions of polar exploration’.

6 July 2022 (9:00am AWST): Tiffany Hoffman (University of Toronto) '
Conversion, Colonization, and Compassion in The Tempest'.

19 July 2022 (9:00am AWST): Daniel Finch-Race (University of Bologna):
Industrial Highs and Lows in the Utopia of Agostino della Sala Spada’s Nel 2073! (1874) versus the Dystopia of Émile Souvestre’s Le monde tel qu’il sera en l’an 3000 (1846)’.

26 July 2022 (4:00pm AWST): Gordon D Raeburn (Bishop Grosseteste University):
The Wreck of the Tryal, 1622: the Emotions of Contact and Collision in early Australian Encounters’.

8 August 2022 (9:00am AWST): Agustín Méndez (University of Buenos Aires): ‘
Demonology as Emotionology. Appropriate and Inappropriate fears in Increase and Cotton Mather's demonological works (Massachusetts, c. 1680–1700)’.

10 August 2022 (3:00pm AWST): Jeremy Thompson (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): '
Did Christ Die of Melancholy?'

22 August 2022 (10:30am AWST): Leila Alhagh (Monash University): '
A Pilgrimage: Study of Futuh al-Haramayn and Its Emotional Connotations'.

28 October 2022 (10:00am AWST): Lisa Rolston (University of Canterbury): ‘
Emperorship, Masculinity and Emotions: Depictions of Frederick I Barbarossa’.

2 November 2022 (10:00am AWST): Claire Hansen (ANU): '
“Drown the lamenting fool”: Shakespeare’s watery networks of heart health and emotion'.

11 November 2022 (5:00pm AWST): Facundo Sebastián Macías (Universidad de Buenos Aires-Conicet): ‘
The Materiality of God: Catholic Eucharist Wine, Hiding Desires and Words of Repression in Counter-Reformation Spanish Mystical Literature’.

NB: More seminars are being added to the CHE website as they are confirmed, so please check the
Events page for details of the full seminar series.

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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Barclay, K. Men on trial: Performing emotion, embodiment and identity in Ireland, 1800-45. Paperback edn. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022.
Barclay, K., and P. N. Stearns, eds.
The Routledge History of Emotions in the Modern World. Routledge, August 2022. Pre-order your copy!

Barclay, K. and G. Tarantino, eds.
Emotions: History, Culture, Society 5.2 (2021).

Boddice, R., and B. Hitzer, eds. Feeling Dis-Ease in Modern History: Experiencing Medicine and Illness. Bloomsbury, June 2022. Pre-order your copy!

Evans, T.
Family History, Historical Consciousness and Citizenship: A New Social History. London: Bloomsbury, 2022.

Gerzic, M., and A. Norrie, eds.
Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Paperback edn. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022. 
Hogan, P. C., B. J. Irish and L. P. Hogan, eds.
The Routledge Companion to Literature and Emotion. Routledge. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022.
Konstan, D.
Origin of Sin: Greece and Rome, Early Judaism and Christianity. London: Bloomsbury, 2022.
Konstan, D., ed.
Emotions across Cultures: Ancient China and Greece. De Gruyter, June 2022. Pre-order your copy!

McIlvenna, U.
Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in England, 1550–1900. The New Cultural History of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2022. Pre-order your copy!
Phillips, B.
Shakespeare and Emotional Expression: Finding Feeling through Colour. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022.

Read, R.
Sensory Perception, History and Geology: The Afterlife of Molyneux’s Question in British, American and Australian Landscape Painting and Cultural Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Shiosaki, E., ed. ‘Kin’, special issue, 
Cordite Poetry Review 104 (2022).

We Are Lonely podcast (available on Spotify and Apple Music): In the podcast 'We Are Lonely' (sponsored by Medibank) hosts Myf Warhurst and CHE scholar Dr Frederic Kiernan (The University of Melbourne) talk to celebrated actors, songwriters and artists to understand the many kinds of loneliness that exist, and the effect it has on our society.

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Selected Forthcoming Events

Conference: North American Chapter on the History of Emotion (NACHE) Conference 2022
Date: 3–4 June 2022
Venue: George Mason University in Fairfax, VA
Registration: Registration is
now open. Conference Registration: $135.00 USD. Registration fee covers continental breakfasts, luncheons, dinner and transportation to and from a local hotel.

Conference: 'Reception and Emotion': Thirteenth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference 
Date: 27 June–1 July 2022. NB: This is the rescheduled date for the event.
Venue: Online via Zoom
Registration: Registration is now open and closes on 24 June.
Enquiries: anzamems2021@gmail.com

Public Lecture: “I walked out”: Perambulatory poetics in Isabella Whitney’s A sweet Nosgay'
Speaker: Anna-Rose Shack (University of Amsterdam)
Date: Tuesday 5 July 2022
Time: 6:00pm (AWST)
Venue: The University of Western Australia
Enquiries and to register: 

Conference: 'Going Places: Mobility, Migration, Exile, Space and Emotions': The Third Biennial Conference of the Society of the History of Emotions
Date: 30 August – 2 September 2022
Venue: Florence, Italy

Conference: 'Monsters'
Date: 8–9 September 2022
Venue: The University of Western Australia, the University of Reading, and online
Call for Papers: The deadline for the Call for Papers is 3 June 2022.

Enquiries: monstersconference2022@gmail.com 

Symposium: 'Emotions Past and Future', the farewell CHE symposium (part of the Congress of HASS)
Date: 28–29 November 2022

Venue: The University of Melbourne (To be held as part of the Congress of HASS, 24 November – 8 December 2022)
Call for Papers: The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2022
Travel Bursaries: Applications for travel bursaries close on 30 June 2022
Enquiries: emotions@uwa.edu.au

Please note: Due to current circumstances a number of CHE events have unfortunately been postponed, rescheduled 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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