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History of Emotions

The research network for the History of Emotions (HoE) is dedicated to the burgeoning field of the history of emotions. Despite a lengthy prehistory – featuring none less than Johan Huizinga, the ‘patron saint’ of this Institute – it is undeniable that it is only over the last decade that the history of emotions has developed into a fully-fledged subfield of history, both internationally and locally. This network seeks to help sustain this development by facilitating and fostering the exchange and cooperation between emotions historians of all career stages in the Low Countries.

Goals of our Research Network
o to strengthen the field of emotions history at universities and institutes in the Low Countries in the different disciplines related to cultural history
o to encourage a conversation between established and early career researchers about theories and methods of the history of emotions (including computational methods)
o to explore possible convergences with sensory historians within the newly developing field of the history of experience, and to foster interdisciplinary exchange within emotions studies
o to bring together the fragmented knowledge about the history of emotions in the Low Countries in order to enhance our joint contribution to international debates

In order to do so, we will organise lectures, masterclasses and workshops and circulate information about upcoming (inter)national symposia and conferences organised elsewhere. Please find links to our own and other upcoming activities below.

Agenda
7 oktober 2022: Dag van de Emotiegeschiedenis / The history of the emotions in the Low Countries, a state of the art meeting (kick-off meeting @ Radboud University)

Please find more information and the call for posters (DL 15 August) here.

Contact persons
Anneleen Arnout (Radboud University)
Kornee van der Haven (Universiteit Gent)
Erika Kuijpers (Vrije Universiteit / ACCESS)

In cooperation with ACCESS