CFP: Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 
University of Western Australia Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group


Emotions in the Medieval and Early Modern World

8-11 June, 2011. The University of Western Australia, Perth.

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.

Email submissions to Pam Bond: or post to CMEMS (address below)
by March 1, 2011.

Enquiries about the Conference are welcome. Contact Pam Bond in the first instance. 
Further details will soon be available on the CMEMS website

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.

Some assistance with expenses in attending the conference may be available to
postgraduates and unwaged scholars.

With kind regards
Pam Bond

Pam Bond
Administrative Assistant
Working days are Monday to Thursday
UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Science
University of Western Australia
M208 / 35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009

tel:    + 61-8-6488 3858
fax:   + 61-8-6488 1069