New Publications January – March 2017

A round-up of publications on the history of emotions from January to March 2017. If you would like your publication to be featured in the next quarterly round-up, please send the details (including a link to more information or the … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:00

Emotions, Identity and the Supernatural: The Concealed Revealed Project

Owen Davies is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire, and a Co-investigator on the Leverhulme Trust-funded ‘Inner Lives: Emotions, Identity, and the Supernatural, 1300–1900’ project. Twitter @odavies9   Ceri Houlbrook is an Early Career Researcher in Intangible Cultural … Continue reading

Posted on: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00

UFOs and the Historians

Greg Eghigian is Associate Professor of Modern History at Penn State University (USA). He specializes in the history of the human sciences and medicine. His most recent books include The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health (2017) and The … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 15:57

Why getting out of our heads is good for us

At the end of last year, an unusual article appeared in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. A single dose of a drug appeared to dramatically reduce anxiety and depression in those suffering from life-threatening cancer, far better than any other treatment. … Continue reading

Posted on: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:13

Addressing domestic abuse in general practice: The emotional labour of being a GP

Anna Dowrick is a doctoral researcher at Queen Mary University of London in the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. Her research is interdisciplinary, using anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, gender and feminist studies, and health services research … Continue reading

Posted on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 13:15

Translating therapy

Depression is the leading cause of ill-health worldwide, but therapy is little known or practiced outside the West. If psychotherapy is going to become more popular in the non-western world, it needs to build bridges and find cultural parallels in … Continue reading

Posted on: Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:52

Autism, Neurodiversity and the ‘Neurotypicals’

Bonnie Evans is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. Her book, The Metamorphosis of Autism: A History of Child Development in England, was recently published by Manchester University Press. This blog post … Continue reading

Posted on: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 09:58

Emotional Experience as a Site of Agency

Jeremy C. Young is an assistant professor of history at Dixie State University (St. George, UT, USA) and the author of The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  He earned his … Continue reading

Posted on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 16:47