ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 4 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in
collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the University of Adelaide, the
University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and the University of Queensland, seeks
to appoint four exceptional postdoctoral research fellows to contribute to research projects
in the history of emotions in Europe, c. 1100-1800.

The Centre addresses big questions: to what extent are emotions universal? How, and to
what extent, are they culturally conditioned and subject to historical change? What are the
causes and consequences of major episodes of mass emotional experiences? How are
emotions created and conveyed through the arts? How does Australia’s emotional heritage
influence today’s social and cultural patterns?

The Centre draws on advanced research expertise at five nodes in Australia (the Universities
of Western Australia, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland), plus research
partnerships in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Canada. Our approach is
strongly interdisciplinary, with researchers spanning the fields of social and cultural history,
literature, art history, museology, Latin studies, history of medicine and science, musicology
and performance practice.

These prestigious fellowships (with additional $16K pa research support) offer an exciting
opportunity for innovative and enthusiastic scholars with demonstrated track records in
medieval and/or early modern studies, and a capacity to engage in interdisciplinary

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline in medieval and/or early modern studies.
Benefits include 17% superannuation and generous leave provisions. Some relocation
allowance for successful applicants will be considered. These and other benefits will be
specified in the offer of employment.

University of Melbourne
• Research Fellowship in Emotional Response to Disaster (Position number 0031917)
• Research Fellowship in Emotional Responses to Environment (Position number
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University of Western Australia
• Research Fellowship in Emotions in Literature/Drama (REF: 492581)

• Research Fellowship Passions for Learning (REF: 492582)
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