Happy Birthday to Us! Top 10 Posts

The History of Emotions Blog was launched in May 2011, with this welcome message from Tiffany Watt-Smith and myself. Since then Tiffany has moved on to become a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and we have been joined by Jules Evans as our Policy Director and Blog editor.

As a birthday present to ourselves, we’ve compiled this list, a top 10 of the most read posts on the History of Emotions Blog in the last twelve months. The blog currently gets between 4,000 and 5,000 page-hits per month .

It seems that historically informed reviews of books, films, and shows, as well as general information about developments in the field, have proved particularly popular. Thank-you to everyone who wrote (and read!) these posts. Here’s the countdown:

10. Jules Evans’s review of Wayne McGregor’s show at Sadlers Wells: Roy Porter: the Musical!

9. Grave Emotions by visiting PhD student Jenny Nyberg

8. Several entries from shame week, including The Shame of the Philosophers and Shameless

7. An interview with Susan J. Matt – Dying of Nostalgia

6. History of emotions new-year round-up 2012

5. Stephanie Downes’s Review of Peter Carey’s The Chemistry of Tears

4. History of emotions conferences 2012

3. Sally Holloway on the material culture of romance: Love Darts and Broken Hearts

2. Katherine Angel’s Review of Steve McQueen’s film Shame

1. Åsa Jannson’s Review of the Lars von Trier film Melancholia