Opportunities

Three PhD studentships in Humanities and Social Science (CfA, Queen Mary University of London, January 31 2016)

The Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London invites applications from outstanding post-graduate students wishing to pursue doctoral research into aspects of the histories of emotions and health. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. These studentships are offered as a core element of a Read more…

Call for Papers

Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions (CFP, Conference, Navarra, 15-17 October 2015)

Life Writing and/as Empathy: A Symposium on Narrative Emotions October 15-17, 2015 Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra (Spain) Plenary Speakers: Professor Suzanne Keen, Washington and Lee University Professor Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College Professor Arthur Frank, University of Alberta Proposals are sought for a symposium on the articulation Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Touch’ (Second Edition) by Tiffany Field

We are thrilled to offer ‘Touch‘ (Second edition) by Tiffany Field (The MIT Press, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome, particularly from those with an interest in the study of emotions, sensitivity or communications.  ‘Although the therapeutic benefits of touch have become increasingly clear, American society, Read more…

Call for Papers

Emotions in/and Medical Anthropology (CfP, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, 11-12 June 2015)

We are proud to announce the 6th annual MAYS encounter among young medical anthropology scholars taking place at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). “Emotions in/and Medical Anthropology” This year we will explore the relation between medical anthropology and emotions. How do we conceptualize emotions as medical anthropologists? Read more…

Call for Papers

Time, Temporalities and the Emotional Geographies of Being/Becoming a Mother (CfP, Panel, Emotional Geographies Conference, Edinburgh, June 2015)

5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies Edinburgh, 10th – 12th June 2015 Time, Temporalities and the Emotional Geographies of Being/Becoming a Mother Convenors: Rachel Colls (Durham University, UK) and Abi McNiven (University of Oxford, UK) The following session is interested in exploring the emotional and affective geographies of Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives (Conference, London, 20 June 2014)

Music, Emotions and Well-being: historical and scientific perspectives International Conference, 20 June 2014, Robin Brook Centre, Queen Mary University of London Organised by Penelope Gouk (Manchester), James Kennaway (Newcastle), Jacomien Prins (Warwick), and Wiebke Thormählen (Royal College of Music) Music is commonly treated as an emotional stimulant that can calm, Read more…

Conference Review

“Absent Presences & Present Absences” (Reflections on the International & Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies)

Absent Presences and Present Absences Dr Cheryl Mcgeachan (Geography, Glasgow University) writes: Returning this week from the fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Groningen, I am truly inspired by the range of wonderful people and papers encountered. Discussions on emotion and affect have swirled Read more…

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