Centre for the History of the Emotions Events 2017-18

Annual Lecture

6.30pm 16 November: Sianne Ngai, University of Chicago. ‘The Gimmick as Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form’. Arts Two Lecture Theatre, QMUL. Registration essential.

Work-in-progress Seminars: Emotions in Modern British History

1pm 18 October: Andrew Seaton, NYU. ‘Emotion on the Ward: Making Social Democracy in the Early National Health Service’. 2.17, Arts Two.

1pm 22 November: James Southern (QMUL). ‘The ‘Spotting a Homosexual Checklist’: Masculinity, Homosexuality, and the British Foreign Office, 1965-1991’. 3.16, Arts Two.

4pm 6 December: Helen McCarthy (QMUL). ‘Graduate Mothers and Emotional Labour in 1960s Britain’. Followed by Christmas Drinks Party. 2.17, Arts Two.


2-5.30pm 20 October ‘Signs of Life’ workshop. Contact Mervyn Millar for more information.

Public engagement events

2-9pm 20 November: Emotional Objects Drop-in Late at Royal College of Nursing. Part of the Being Human festival. More details and registration to follow.

26 January: Concert with the London Chamber Orchestra with a talk by Elena Carrera. Octagon, QMUL.