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The rational value of political anger

In this, the third in our series on #BadFeelings, exploring negative emotions, the philosopher Mary Carman looks at the meaning and value of anger. Mary is a member of Thumos, the Genevan Research Group on Emotions, Norms and Values at the Swiss … Continue reading

Posted on: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 07:23

Life’s Anxieties: Good or Bad?

This is the second in our series of guest posts on #BadFeelings this week on the History of Emotions blog. Charlie Kurth is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. His book, The Anxious Mind (MIT, forthcoming) … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 07:28

Negative Emotions: The good, the bad and the ugly

This week is #BadFeelings week on the History of Emotions Blog. We’ll be publishing a series of guest posts arising from a fascinating recent conference where a group of philosophers got to grips with the nature and significance of a range … Continue reading

Posted on: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 18:52

“Ava’s Sigh” Prelude to Mood Shifts: A Sonic Repertoire, Tuesday, June 6th

Mary Cappello’s five books of literary nonfiction include Awkward: A Detour (a Los Angeles Times bestseller); Swallow, based on the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection in Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum; and, most recently, Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack (University of … Continue reading

Posted on: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:00

Gut Feelings Week: Dyspepsia and Navigating Nineteenth-Century Health

This guest post by Evelien Lemmens is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Evelien Lemmens is a PhD candidate researching the relationship between … Continue reading

Posted on: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00

Gut Feelings Week: The Bitter Taste of Rationing

This guest post by Kristen Ann Ehrenberger is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, MD PhD (History), is a resident physician … Continue reading

Posted on: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:00

Gut Feelings Week: Neurasthenia – a disorder of the gut?

This guest post by Kristine Lillestøl is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Kristine Lillestøl has a background as a medical doctor. She has … Continue reading

Posted on: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 13:00

Gut Feelings Blog Take Over: Diet and Brain Work in Nineteenth-Century France

This guest post by Manon Mathias is part of Gut Feelings Week, in which a group of scholars participating in the conference Gut Feeling: Digestive Health in Nineteenth-Century Culture explore different aspects of digestion. Manon Mathias is Lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:45

Your Emotional Life in Objects: Saturday 20 May

A necklace received as a gift from a loved one, photographs, a child’s toy… What objects are you emotionally attached to, and what feelings do they conjure up? On Saturday 20 May, researchers from Queen Mary Centre for the History … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:38

99.9% of humans are mentally unwell

It’s been a tough week for the UK –  mental illness went up 164%. Previously, mental health charities assured us that one in four people have been diagnosed with a mental illness in their life.  But this week, abruptly, one … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 09:32

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