21 September 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): 'Psychohistory, the History of Emotions, and Social Neuroscience: A Ghost Story'

Registration is now open for the ARC Centre of Excellence's 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.

Please visit the Event page on the CHE website to view the program and to register: https://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/che-farewell-symposium-past-and-future-emotions/.
Please note registration for the Symposium is free, and includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch on both days, as well as an evening reception on Monday 28 November. Registration closes on 31 October 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

Awards and Appointments

A team of researchers from eight universities and 12 collecting agencies, including CHE researchers Prof Susan Broomhall (UWA/ACU), and A/Prof Jacqueline Van Gent (UWA), and Prof Shino Konishi (UWA/ACU), was awarded an ARC Linkage grant for the project ‘Mobilising Dutch East India Company collections for new global stories’ (LP210300960). This project will explore Australia’s rich legacy of archives, art and artefacts – including four shipwrecks in WA – from the country’s history of encounters with the Dutch East India Company.
Keagan Brewer (Leader of the Macquarie University CHE Node) was awarded the inaugural Parergon Publication Prize for his article: ‘Talking Wolves, Golden Fish, and Lion Sex: The Alterations to Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica as Evidence of Audience Disbelief?’. Parergon 37.1 (2020), 27–53. https://doi.org/10.1353/pgn.2020.0057.

Joy Damousi (ACU) was awarded a lifetime achievement award from the Australian Historical Association. Prof. Damousi was honoured for her historical scholarship, mentoring and academic leadership.

Joy Damousi (ACU) was recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia. Prof Damousi is a current member of the CHE Advisory Board (2019–2022).

Claire Davidson (ACU/UWA) was awarded an
ACU Historical Children’s Book Collections Fellowship to work on the project 'Lost in the bush: Gendered learning and displacement in early Australian children’s literature'.
Carmen Lawrence (The University of Western Australia) was recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to the people and parliaments of Australia and WA, to conservation, and to arts administration. Em Prof Lawrence was a founding member of the CHE Advisory Board (2011–2018).

Mirko Sardelić (Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts) has been appointed as a
guest scholar for 2022/2023 at the Getty Research Institute

Elfie Shiosaki's (The University of Western Australia) work Homecoming (Magabala Books) was shortlisted for the 2022 
ALS Gold Medal.
Elfie Shiosaki's (The University of Western Australia) work Homecoming (Magabala Books) was awarded 
The Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer at the 2021 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. 

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Read New Posts on the CHE Blog

Read Ash Green’s (The University of Melbourne) post about 'Pulling Chicks, Picking up Birds: The Romantic World of Early Modern Bird-Catching'.
Read Tiffany Hoffman’s (University of Toronto) post about ‘
The Tempest and Compassion: Decolonizing Shakespeare through Shared Feeling’.

Read Marina Inì's (University of Manchester) post about '
Architecture, Expectations and Emotions in Quarantine'.
Read Agustín Méndez’s (University of Buenos Aires-CONICET) post about ‘
Feeling with Demons. Demonology, Puritans and Emotional Discipline in New England (c.1660–1700)'.

Read Gordon D. Raeburn’s (The University of Western Australia) post about ‘
Frustration and Grief in the Archives’.

Read Umme Salma's (The University of Queensland) post about '
Migrants’ Emotions? Mapping through Contemporary Bangladeshi Diaspora Novels and Memoirs in English' .

Read Cigdem Talu’s (McGill University) post about ‘
Nocturnal Atmospheres in Nineteenth-Century London: Public Lighting and Luminous Emotions’. 

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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.

18 October 2022 (3:00pm AWST): Sonia Cancian (McGill University): '
Emotional Upheavals in Writing Letters in the 21st Century'.

25 October 2022 (5:00pm AWST): Sara Tafakori (University of Leeds): '
The intimate territoriality of digital activism: mourning and loss in the affective practices of Iranian #justice-seeking mothers'. NB: This is a revised date for this seminar.

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’.

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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Arnott G., Z. Laidlaw and J. Lydon, eds. ‘Writing Slavery into Biography: Australian Legacies of British Slavery’, special issue, Australian Journal of Biography and History 6 (2022).

Barclay, K., and A. Milka, eds. Cultural Histories of Law, Media and Emotion: Public Justice. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2023. (Published July 2022).

Barclay, K., and P. N. Stearns, eds. The Routledge History of Emotions in the Modern World. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022.

Barclay, K. and G. Tarantino, eds.
Emotions: History, Culture, Society 6.1 (2022).

Boddice, R., and B. Hitzer, eds. Feeling Dis-Ease in Modern History: Experiencing Medicine and Illness. London: Bloomsbury, 2022. 

Champion, M. 
Dorotheus of Gaza and Ascetic Education. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.

D’Arcens, L. and S. Ríkharðsdóttir, eds. 
Medieval literary voices: Embodiment, materiality and performance. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022.

LaValle Norman, D. Early Christian Women. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022.

Konstan, D., ed. Emotions across Cultures: Ancient China and Greece. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2022.

McIlvenna, U. Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in England, 1550–1900. The New Cultural History of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022.

Monagle, C., and N. Senoçak, eds. 
Lateran IV: Theology and Care of Souls. Turnhout: Brepols, December 2022. Pre-order your copy!

Moore, G., ed. ‘Fire Stories’, special issue, 
Occasion 13 (2022).

Motta, F. and E. Rai, eds. ‘Jesuits and Sanctity, special issue, 
The Journal of Jesuit Studies 9.1 (2022).

White, R. S. 
Keats's Anatomy of Melancholy: Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems (1820). Paperback edn. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022.

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Selected Forthcoming Events

Seminar: 'Emotional Lives of Cities: Continuing Professional Development Seminar for Schoolteachers of Visual Art, English Literature, and History'
Date: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 4:00pm–5:30pm AEST (afternoon tea served at 5:00pm).
Venue: The Writers Studio, 6th floor Michie Building, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland.
Registration: Attendance at this event is complimentary, but you must RSVP to
Sushma.griffin@uq.edu.au by Monday 21 November 2022.

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 – 3 December 2022)
Registration: Registration is free, and closes 31 October 2022.

Workshop: 'Objects and Emotions: New Perspectives'
Date: Wednesday 7 December 2022
Venue: The University of Adelaide

Conference: 'Religious Disbelief and the Emotions in Global Perspective: From Ancient to Modern'
Date: 23–24 January 2022
Venue: Held online, hosted by Macquarie University
Call for Papers Deadline: 31 October 2022

Enquiries: keagan.brewer@mq.edu.au

Please note: 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: Pendant with figure of Prudence, French, second half 16th century, the back a 19th-century addition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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