Rhodri Hayward’s article on Busman’s stomach published in ‘Contemporary British History’
Rhodri Hayward’s article on Busman’s stomach, ‘Busman’s stomach and the embodiment of modernity’, has been published in Contemporary British History.
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The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking – Sarah Chaney in The Conversation
Find out why the Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention seeking in Sarah Chaney’s article for The Conversation.
5 things you didn’t know about self-harm
Read Sarah Chaney’s article, ‘5 things you didn’t know about self harm’ in Metro.
Thomas Dixon responds to psychologist Agnes Moors on emotions
Professor Thomas Dixon is among several emotions researchers from different disciplines offering their responses to an important new article by the psychologist Agnes Moors in the latest issue of Psychological Inquiry.
Sarah Chaney, Psyche on the Skin, out now!
Sarah Chaney’s monograph Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-Harm (Reaktion, 2017) is out now. Read QMUL’s press release to learn more.
Mervyn Millar Guest Artist at 2017 Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference
In June, Leverhulme Artist-in-Resident Mervyn Millar will be a guest artist at the 2017 Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference.
London SadFest, 3-5 March, Genesis Cinema, Mile End
Centre member Åsa Jansson will be speaking after the showing of The Elephant Man as part of the London SadFest, 3-5 March. London SadFest is a unique film festival that celebrates and explores the world of sad films
Jules Evans on ‘Ovid in Changing Times’, BBC Radio 4
Listen to Jules Evans’ take on Ovid and history of emotions on BBC Radio 4.
Funded PhD Studentship on ‘Living with Feeling’ Project
The Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London invites applications from outstanding post-graduate students wishing to pursue doctoral research into aspects of the histories of emotions and health. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2017.
‘Living With Feeling in the Nineteenth-Century’ at Royal Holloway
The team from the Centre for the History of the Emotions (QMUL) will be visiting the Centre For Victorian Studies for ‘Living With Feeling in the Nineteenth-Century‘ on Thursday the 19th January 2017 from 18.00.
Events Programme 2017
Our events schedule for 2017 is now available.
Jules Evans in Observer magazine
Read Ryan Holiday’s interview with Jules Evans in Observer magazine.
Watch our Annual Lecture on YouTube
Missed our Annual Lecture? Never fear, you can catch up on YouTube.
Tiffany Watt Smith awarded Leverhulme funding
Tiffany Watt Smith has been awarded a £15,000 grant from The Leverhulme Trust to support director and designer of puppets Mervyn Millar to work on the project ‘Signs of Life’ at the Centre for nine months.
Helen Stark gives two public talks at State Festival, Berlin
On the 4 and 5 November Helen Stark gave two talks at the public engagement event, State Festival, in Berlin where the theme was ‘The Emotional Machine’.
Call For Papers: The Globalisation of Autism: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Reflections
The Call For Papers for the symposium ‘The Globalisation of Autism: Historical, Sociological, and Anthropological Reflections’ at Queen Mary, University of London on 20th and 21st April 2017 is now open.
Tiffany Watt Smith gives keynote lecture
On November 15 Tiffany Watt Smith gave the keynote lecture at the Organisationen Danske Museer (Association of Danish Museums) in Vejle, Denmark, on ‘Feeling Things: Material Culture and the History of Emotions’.
Thomas Dixon: Public Lecture at University of Melbourne
Thomas Dixon will be giving a public lecture on Monday 14 November titled ‘Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears’ at 6.15pm at the University of Melbourne.
Thomas Dixon on Australian Radio
Hear Thomas Dixon on the ‘Mornings with Jon Faine’ show on 774 ABC Melbourne radio on Monday 14 November.
Tiffany Watt Smith’s The Book of Human Emotions and Donald Trump
Read all about how Tiffany Watt Smith’s Book of Human Emotions can inform our understanding of Donald Trump’s deployment of emotion in this article in New Republic.
News round-up: Emma Sutton
Professor Thomas Dixon joins advisory board of Human Mind Project
News round-up: Tiffany Watt Smith
Publication Arising from ‘Living with Feeling’ Grant
Elena Carrera’s book chapter ‘Emotions and Mental Illness’ has been published in the collection The Routledge History of Disease.
News round-up: Bonnie Evans
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting some news round ups. Today’s is about Dr Bonnie Evans, Wellcome Trust-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Centre.
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Jules Evans on BBC Radio 4
Jules Evans was on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Anatomy of Rest’ this morning (27 September).
Registration now open – Annual Lecture
Registration is now open for our Annual Lecture! Book your free ticket on Eventbrite.
Tiffany Watt Smith at Salon London
Hear Tiffany Watt Smith discuss nostalgia and history at the Salon London event on memory this coming Thursday, 22 September.
Tiffany Watt Smith on BBC Radio 4
Tiffany Watt Smith has made two recent appearances on BBC Radio 4.
Autumn Term Events
The schedule for our Autumn term events is now available.
Richard Firth-Godbehere article in Gizmodo
Richard Firth-Godbehere has published an article in Gizmodo: ‘Cry me a Driver: Why Computers Fail at Detecting Emotions.’
Richard Firth-Godbehere in Guardian podcast
Listen to The Guardian‘s podcast ‘Brainwaves: The Science of Emotion’ which features the Centre’s Richard Firth-Godbehere,
Save the Date – Centre for the History of the Emotions Annual Lecture
Professor Stephen Brooke will give the Centre’s Annual Lecture on 6 December 2016 at 6.30pm.
Tiffany Watt Smith at Edinburgh Festival
Tiffany Watt Smith will be speaking about her book The Book of Human Emotions at the Edinburgh Book Festival this Thursday 18th August.
Tiffany Watt Smith at Latitude Festival
Find out about Tiffany Watt Smith’s contributions to the Latitude festival.
Forget cut-throat competition: to survive, try a little selflessness
Thomas Dixon has written an article for The Guardian titled ‘Forget cut-throat competition: to survive, try a little selflessness’.
Catch up: Entering the arena: women, politics and twentieth century Britain
Catch with Entering the Arena: Women, Politics and Twentieth-Century Britain by listening to the audio.
BAVS Talks 2016, Thomas Dixon, ‘Dickens, Wilde and the History of Emotions’
Watch Thomas Dixon’s BAVS 2016 talk on YouTube.
Thomas Dixon on crying in sport
Thomas Dixon has written an article for The Conversation about crying in sport.
500 Years of Friendship
Thomas Dixon’s series ‘500 Years of Friendship’ is currently being repeated on Radio 4.
Emotion, Memory and the Mind
Thomas Dixon will contribute to the event Emotion, Memory & the Mind next month, taking place between 7 and 8 July 2016 at The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton.
What is Emotional Health?
On July 4 the first event of the new Living with Feeling grant will take place: the project team will meet collaborators to discuss the key question of ‘What is Emotional Health?’.
Jules Evans in The Sunday Times
On May 15 The Sunday Times reported on the work Jules Evans has been doing with European Champion Cup winners Saracens’ Rugby Union team.
Entering the arena: Women, politics and twentieth-century Britain
On 22nd June, Thomas Dixon and Helen McCarthy will be participating in the British Academy discussion ‘Entering the arena: Women, politics and twentieth-century Britain’. The event is free to attend but registration is required.
BAVS Talks 2016 – An Afternoon of Live Talks by Leading Victorianists
Thomas Dixon will be participating in the BAVS event: BAVS Talks 2016 – An Afternoon of Live Talks by Leading Victorianists, taking place on May 10 at 14.00 at the University of Sussex.
Jules Evans in Evening Standard
Richard Firth-Godbehere wins essay prize
Congratulations to Richard Firth-Godbehere who has won the Ceræ volume 2 prize for best article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.
Myth of the Stiff Upper Lip on the BBC
As part of his ‘Myths of Britain’ series exploring how art and culture influence ideas about Britain, Alastair Sooke examines the belief in the British reserve – discussing the importance of the 1945 film Brief Encounter with Thomas Dixon. You can watch the video on the BBC website.