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

REVIEW. The History of Emotions: An Introduction by Jan Plamper

Professor William M. Reddy is William T. Laprade Professor of History and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, at Duke University. Here he reviews Professor Jan Plamper‘s introduction to the field. Jan Plamper, The History of Emotions: An Introduction, translated by Keith Tribe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), … Continue reading

Feeling Things in Melbourne

Dr Sarah Randles and Dr Stephanie Downes report on a recent event in the Australian ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE). Feeling Things: A Symposium on Objects and Emotions in History The University of Melbourne, 14 March … 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