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Seminar

The History of Emotions

16 October 2018 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
London
£15
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The annual Stories of Psychology public event on aspects of the history of psychology takes its theme this year as 'The History of Emotions'.

The event is aimed at a general audience so will be of interest not only to psychologists and historians but also to anyone with an interest in emotions.

This year's speakers are:

  • Dr Paul Sullivan (Bradford University)
  • Professor Fraser Watts (University of Lincoln)
  • Dr Sally Holloway (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Dr Sarah Chaney (Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary)
  • Dr Richard Firth-Godbehere (Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary)
  • Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith (Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary)
  • Professor Thomas Dixon (Centre for the History of the Emotions, Queen Mary)

Chancellor's Hall
Senate House
University of London
WC1E

10:00 Registration opens (refreshments will be served)
10:55

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Dr Paul Sullivan (Bradford University)
11:00

Emotions: Why study their history?

  • Professor Fraser Watts (University of Lincoln)
11:30

Love and heartbreak: Searching for happiness in a ‘civilised’ society

  • Dr Sally Holloway (Oxford Brookes University)
12:00

Compassion: Gender, vocation and self-sacrifice in nursing

  • Dr Sarah Chaney (Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL)
12:30

Disgust: New emotion, old experience?

  • Dr Richard Firth-Godbehere (Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL)
13:00 Lunch
13:45

Schadenfreude: How english-speakers learnt malicious glee

  • Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith (Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL)
14:15

Anger: From deadly sin to basic emotion Professor

  • Thomas Dixon (Centre for the History of the Emotions, QMUL)
15:15

Afterword and Panel Discussion

  • (Professor Fraser Watts)
15:45 Finish

During registration and at the lunch interval, relevant material from Senate House Library will be on display and representatives of the BPS History & Philosophy of Psychology Section will be on hand to talk about the work of the Section and to take membership enquiries.

For more information please contact [email protected]

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