Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World

A Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Perth Medieval and Early Renaissance Group

University of Western Australia, 9th – 11th June, 2011

Call for Papers

This conference will explore the subject of emotions in the medieval and early modern world, c.500-1800, across a range of disciplines. Within the field, paper proposals from any relevant areas of study are welcome.

Possible approaches and themes may include:

  • The theory of pre-modern emotions;
  • Emotions in social and political history;
  • Religion and emotion;
  • Representations in literature, theatre and the arts;
  • Scientific, philosophical and theological understandings;
  • The public performance of emotion;
  • Gender and emotion;
  • Emotion and the body;
  • Policing and punishing emotion;
  • Disordered emotions, and related themes

The confirmed plenary speakers are Indira Ghose (Fribourg), Susan Karant-Nunn (Arizona), Barbara Rosenwein (Loyola, Chicago), Peter Stearns (George Mason)

Abstracts of c. 300 words for 20 minute papers are now being called for from interested participants.  Submissions of 3 x 20 minute paper panel proposals are also welcome. Please supply abstracts, names of contributors, and contact details.  Collaborative research papers and presentation styles – including circulated papers with respondents, workshops, and round tables – are encouraged.

The Conference will be preceded by a reception for participants and a public lecture with Professor Peter Stearns on the evening of Wednesday June 8th 2011.

Select refereed volumes of essays based on the work of contributors to the conference are planned.

Submissions should be emailed to Pam Bond, pam.bond@uwa.edu.au, by March 1, 2011. Earlier submissions are strongly encouraged, particularly from international participants.

Information on registration will be available via the CMEMS website by 1st December 2010 – http://www.mems.arts.uwa.edu.au/news/2011_conference_emotions

Some assistance with expenses in attending the conference may be available to honours students, postgraduate students and unwaged scholars. A Bursary information kit can be downloaded from the CMEMS website.

For further information please contact:  Pam Bond, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies,  http://www.mems.arts.uwa.edu.au/

Email: pam.bond@uwa.edu.au, Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3858, Address: Centre For Medieval and Early Modern Studies M208, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009