News

May 2017

Reviews of Books by Project Members Round Up

In case you missed them, here is a round up of recent reviews of books by members of the ‘Living with Feeling’ project.

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Helen Stark’s Book Chapter Published in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and British Romanticism

Helen Stark’s book chapter ‘”Rousseau’s Ground”: Locating a Refuge for the Libertarian Man of Feeling in Julie, or the New Heloise and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage‘ was published this week in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and British Romanticism: Gender and Selfhood, Politics and Identity.

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‘What is Anger?’: Thomas Dixon research seminar at University of Hull

Thomas Dixon will be giving a paper titled ‘What is Anger?’ at the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Hull on May 10 at 4pm.

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April 2017

Jules Evans on Start the Week

If you missed Jules Evans asking whether art galleries and theatres can really help us come together, lose control and connect with something beyond ourselves on Start the Week on Monday 24 April 2017 you can listen again on the BBC Radio 4 website.

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Thomas Dixon discusses Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Stiff Upper Lip on Today programme

If you missed Professor Thomas Dixon discussing Prince Harry, the death of Princess Diana in 1997, and the history of the stiff upper lip on 18 April 2017 then you can listen to his segment on the Today progamme website.

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March 2017

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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Spring Newsletter

Find out the Centre’s news in our Spring Newsletter

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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.

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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

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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.

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February 2017

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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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January 2017

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.

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‘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.

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Events Programme 2017

Our events schedule for 2017 is now available.

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December 2016

Jules Evans in Observer magazine

Read Ryan Holiday’s interview with Jules Evans in Observer magazine.

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Watch our Annual Lecture on YouTube

Missed our Annual Lecture? Never fear, you can catch up on YouTube.

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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.

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November 2016

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’.

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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.

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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’.

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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.

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Thomas Dixon on Australian Radio

Hear Thomas Dixon on the ‘Mornings with Jon Faine’ show on 774 ABC Melbourne radio on Monday 14 November.

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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.

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October 2016

News round-up: Emma Sutton

Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting some news round ups. Today’s is about Emma Sutton, postdoctoral fellow on ‘Living with Feeling’.

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Professor Thomas Dixon joins advisory board of Human Mind Project

Professor Thomas Dixon has joined the advisory board of  the Human Mind Project.

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News round-up: Tiffany Watt Smith

Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting some news round ups. Today’s is about Tiffany Watt Smith, postdoctoral fellow on ‘Living with Feeling’.

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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.

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September 2016

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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Centre Newsletter

Our Centre Newsletter is hot off the press.

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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).

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Registration now open – Annual Lecture

Registration is now open for our Annual Lecture! Book your free ticket on Eventbrite.

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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.

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Tiffany Watt Smith on BBC Radio 4

Tiffany Watt Smith has made two recent appearances on BBC Radio 4.

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Autumn Term Events

The schedule for our Autumn term events is now available.

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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.’

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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,

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August 2016

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.

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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.

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July 2016

Tiffany Watt Smith at Latitude Festival

Find out about Tiffany Watt Smith’s contributions to the Latitude festival.

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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’.

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June 2016

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.

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BAVS Talks 2016, Thomas Dixon, ‘Dickens, Wilde and the History of Emotions’

Watch Thomas Dixon’s BAVS 2016 talk on YouTube.

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Thomas Dixon on crying in sport

Thomas Dixon has written an article for The Conversation about crying in sport.

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500 Years of Friendship

Thomas Dixon’s series ‘500 Years of Friendship’ is currently being repeated on Radio 4.

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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.

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May 2016

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?’.

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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.

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