Conferences and Symposiums

Subjectivity, Self-Narratives and the History of Emotions Masterclass (Call for ECR Participants, University of Sussex, 16-18 January 2019)

  Where many History of Emotions studies have focused on norms and discourses, this event asks how we can explore how thoughts and feelings could be articulated, expressed and repressed through what is understood as individual subjectivities. This approach is crucial if we are to understand why people act in Read more…

Call for Papers

Warriors without Weapons: Humanitarian Action in the Spanish Civil War and the Republican Exile (CfP, Geneva, Louis Jeantet Auditorium, 27-28 October, 2016)

Organisers: Sébastien Farré (Maison de l’histoire, University of Geneva) and Dolores Martín Moruno (iEH2, University of Geneva) In 1947, the Swiss physician Marcel Junod (1904-1961) published Le troisième combattant, a book that would be translated into English as Warrior without Weapons (1951), which collected his experiences as a delegate for Read more…

Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock’ by Tiffany Watt Smith

A reviewer is needed for ‘On Flinching’ (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Tiffany Watt Smith. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities and may be of particular interest to readers with an interest in English literature, theatre studies, and the history of the emotions and sensations. ‘While the end of the nineteenth Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Photographic Histories of Psychology (CFP, Postgraduate Symposium, Leicester, 25 November 2014)

Postgraduate Symposium  “Photographic Histories of Psychology” 25th November 2014 PHRC, de Montfort University This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. Its aim is twofold: to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and to bring into light the historical role that photography Read more…

Call for Papers

Emotional Bodies: A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions (CfP, Workshop, Geneva, 20-22 2014)

EMOTIONAL BODIES A Workshop on the Historical Performativity of Emotions 20-22 October,2014 Louis Jeantet Auditorium Geneva, Switzerland The idea that the body is the site in which emotions are expressed is an old one in Western Culture. We manifest fear through trembling, embarrassment while blushing or demonstrate love by showing Read more…

Call for Papers

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ (CfP, Conference, 12 May 2014, Queen Mary)

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ Monday 12th May 2014 Queen Mary, University of London. We are interested in work that takes historical perspectives on the various diagnostic categories typified by those of ‘moral insanity’, ‘psychopathy’, and ‘personality disorder’. We are particularly interested in work that helps to put 19th-century Read more…

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