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

“Stop Thinking about Death… and Stop Shouting at People”: Psychic Driving at the Museum of the Normal

David Saunders started his PhD in the Centre for the History of the Emotions in October 2016. His research is funded by the Wellcome Trust and intersects with our Living with Feeling grant.     On 24 November 2016, seventy-three individuals … Continue reading

Normativity November: From Tears to Laughter. Normative Emotion and the Man of Feeling.

Helen Stark is a project manager on the ‘Living with Feeling’ grant in the Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL. She has a book chapter on the man of feeling forthcoming in the edited collection Jean-Jacques Rousseau and British … Continue reading

Normativity November: Defining the Archaeological Normal

This is a guest post by Stacy Hackner. Stacy is a PhD researcher in bioarchaeology at UCL, investigating the influence of activity on bone shape in ancient Sudan. She also works as a student engager for UCL Museums, focusing on … Continue reading

Normativity November: PSYCHIC DRIVING: Therapy, Mind Control, and Programming the Normal

David Saunders started his PhD in the Centre for the History of the Emotions in October 2016. His research is funded by the Wellcome Trust and intersects with our Living with Feeling grant.     You feel friendly towards people. You … Continue reading

Normativity November: The History of Being Normal

Sarah Chaney is a Project Manager in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at QMUL. She also runs the events and exhibitions programme at the Royal College of Nursing. Her book Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm is out … Continue reading