Emotion, affect and sentiment in Switzerland

From 19 to 21 April 2013, the University of Lausanne in Switzerland hosted an international conference on the subject of ‘Emotion, Affect, and Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling’.  Agnieszka Soltysik, Andreas Langlotz, and Juliette Vuille organised the conference … Continue reading

Psychological Pain and Suicidality – Some Historical Considerations

Pain is a sensation – and a topic – that has recently attracted much attention among historians, particularly those working in the field of the history of emotions. This post interrogates perceptions of mental pain that link this feeling to … Continue reading

Feeling Things in Melbourne

Dr Sarah Randles and Dr Stephanie Downes report on a recent event in the Australian ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). Feeling Things: A Symposium on Objects and Emotions in History The University of Melbourne, 14 March … Continue reading

What’s in a name? Pope Francis, the Jesuits, and the Emotions

Professor Yasmin Haskell is a Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800, at University of Western Australia. Her research project on Jesuit emotions explores the theory, experience and performance of emotion in the Early Modern Society … Continue reading