Sourcing Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Perth (Australie, 27-29 juin 2013)

international conference will bring together scholars interested in exploring
how we « source » emotions of the medieval and early modern period, whether by
performing, acting, hearing, finding, or reading within the varied disciplines
interested in this period.

Abstracts are welcome on such questions
Where we look for emotions in the extant sources
How we ‘read’ across multiple source types to create a composite
understanding of the emotions of a particular time period
How we translate source information into practice in the performing arts
Gendered nature of sources and gendered nature of emotions
Sources, emotions and power: what are sources for understanding emotions in
cross-cultural encounters’ What do we have to take into account when
interpreting them’
Material objects as sources for the study of emotions
Does the study of emotions make us to rethink our sources’ If so, in what

Papers will be streamed according to the
Centre’s four Research Programs:

MEANINGS studies the changing understandings and
categorisation of emotions over the period 1100-1800 in Europe.
CHANGE investigates the drivers of changes in societal
emotional regimes, and the power of collective emotions to produce major
cultural, social, political and economic change.
PERFORMANCE interrogates how emotions were performed and
expressed in pre-modern dramatic, literary, artistic and musical
SHAPING THE MODERN explores Europe’s legacy of emotional
understandings and practices in Australia today, and the many ways in which
modern Australians engage with and re-interpret Australia’s emotional


Proposals for individual research papers of 20
minutes; panels of three x 20 minute papers, and symposia or workshops for the
performing arts of 90 minutes, are welcome from scholars and practitioners of
any discipline.

Proposals for individual papers must provide a title and
a 300-word maximum abstract. Proposals for panels, symposia and workshops
should provide an over-arching title and a 300-word (maximum) abstract for the
theme, as well as individual titles and abstracts for each paper within the

All proposals must provide the name of presenter/s
along with contact and affiliation details; a short biography for each
presenter; identify multimedia or other needs; and name the Centre Program for
which the paper is intended.


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Proposals will be accepted until 28
February 2013 but early submission is encouraged.

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