Negative Emotions: The good, the bad and the ugly

This week is #BadFeelings week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from a fascinating recent conference where a group of philosophers got to grips with the nature and significance of a range … Continue reading

Emotions and Brexit: How did they affect the result?

This is a guest post by Markus Wagner and Sofia Vasilopoulou. Markus is an associate professor in quantitative methods at the University of Vienna. Sofia is a lecturer in politics at the University of York. It is striking how prominent emotions were in popular reactions … Continue reading

“But I do care about you….”, the immune system told the brain

This is a guest post by Dr Fulvio D’Acquisto and Samuel Brod, from the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry “The mind most effectually works upon the body, producing … Continue reading

Managing the Pain of Separation, Depression and Anxiety through Reading in the Late Eighteenth Century

In May this year Polly Bull, a PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London, gave a fascinating lunchtime seminar about her research at the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. We invited her to write a … Continue reading