The Emotional Contagion: Feelings, Emotions, and the Pandemic. An interview with Tiffany Watt Smith

On 15th May 2020, Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Queen Mary Paolo Gervasi interviewed Tiffany Watt Smith about the emotions surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic for the Italian journal Che Fare. It can be read here in Italian,https://www.che-fare.com/gervasi-contagio-tiffany-watt-smith/, and the original English version is … Continue reading

To Lose the Physician

Biography Stephen Pender is Professor of English at the University of Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. He is a specialist in early modern literature and intellectual history. This post is derived from an October 2019 lunchtime seminar at the QMUL Centre … Continue reading

‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop summary

This is a post by Helen Stark. Helen is a Project Manager in the Centre for the History of the Emotions.       The ‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop ran on the afternoon of July 4 and brought together … Continue reading

‘What is Emotional Health?’ workshop launches Living with Feeling project at Queen Mary

Evelien Lemmens is a PhD candidate on the ‘Living with Feeling’ project, starting at Queen Mary University of London in September 2016. Her research will focus on the relationship between diet, digestion and emotional health in Britain and the Netherlands … Continue reading

Melancholia and the Problem of Retrospective Diagnosis: Post-Conference Thoughts

Dr Åsa Jansson recently completed her PhD at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis mapped the re-conceptualisation of melancholia as a modern biomedical mental disease in Victorian medicine. In this blog … Continue reading