“Ava’s Sigh” Prelude to Mood Shifts: A Sonic Repertoire, Tuesday, June 6th

Mary Cappello’s five books of literary nonfiction include Awkward: A Detour (a Los Angeles Times bestseller); Swallow, based on the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection in Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum; and, most recently, Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack (University of … Continue reading

Gut Feelings Week: Dyspepsia and Navigating Nineteenth-Century Health

This guest post by Evelien Lemmens is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Evelien Lemmens is a PhD candidate researching the relationship between … Continue reading

Gut Feelings Week: The Bitter Taste of Rationing

This guest post by Kristen Ann Ehrenberger is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD PhD (History), is a resident physician … Continue reading

Emotions, Identity and the Supernatural: The Concealed Revealed Project

Owen Davies is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire, and a Co-investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Inner Lives: Emotions, Identity, and the Supernatural, 1300–1900’ project. Twitter @odavies9   Ceri Houlbrook is an Early Career Researcher in Intangible Cultural … Continue reading

Autism, Neurodiversity and the ‘Neurotypicals’

Bonnie Evans is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. Her book, The Metamorphosis of Autism: A History of Child Development in England, was recently published by Manchester University Press. This blog post … Continue reading

The Museum of the Normal – What You Said

        This is a post by Sarah Chaney and Helen Stark, both project managers in the Centre for the History of the Emotions. ‘I realised how normative, pseudo-scientific the idea of normal can be… Also that normal doesn’t necessarily equal … Continue reading

No love lost: Antipathy, antagonism and anger in Singles magazine, 1977-1982

This is a guest post by Zoe Strimpel, a third-year doctoral student at the University of Sussex, where she holds the Asa Briggs PhD scholarship in Modern British History. Her thesis explores the relationship between the British matchmaking industry after … Continue reading