History in British Tears

Dr Thomas Dixon is the Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London. Here, on the occasion of the publication of his new book, he reflects on his experience of researching and writing … Continue reading

Sensibilité and information processing: Historical approaches to “Striving to Feel”

Professor William M. Reddy was one of the keynote speakers at the recent SSHM conference on “Emotions, Health and Wellbeing” at Queen Mary. He has very kindly agreed to post on the History of Emotions blog the following paragraphs, which … Continue reading

Sensibility and history: The importance of Lucien Febvre

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at two excellent history of emotions conferences in the last couple of weeks. The Netherlands Historical Society took for the theme of their 2011 conference:  ‘Cool, Calm, and Collected: The Dutch and their Emotions in Pre-Modern … Continue reading