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Loi, science et émotions dans l’Europe moderne (appel à contributions)

Evidence of Feeling: Law, Science and Emotions in Modern Europe


Call for Papers


Date:  April 10, 2017 to April 11, 2017
Location:  Germany
Organizer: Daphne Rozenblatt
The power to prove or disprove a feeling is nowhere more strongly exhibited than in the courts of law, where emotions can determine the motives (and therefore culpability) of a defendant accused of a crime; affirm, discredit, or cast doubt upon the validity of a witness’s testimony; or determine the damages and compensation owed to the offended party. But what constitutes evidence of feeling? As a legal concept, evidence is both mutable and case specific. A court can reject and deny the admittance of evidence, can produce evidence through testimony and interrogation, and can rely upon extra-legal systems of knowledge, often times including scientific expertise. The challenges of legal evidence are further complicated by the emotions both implicit and explicit to juridical processes. Despite these ambiguities, emotions are often crucial to detecting and determining motive, intent, mens rea, etc. and affecting not only the verdict of a trial, but its broader social and political meaning.
This workshop aims to bring together research on the history of emotions in law and science in order to examine emotions together with the relationship between systems of knowledge and social practices in the scientific-legal setting. It builds on recent research on law and emotions that has examined both the way that emotions are addressed, arbitrated, defended, and prohibited by legal code as well as the emotional practices of various persons within the court, included judges, jurors, lawyers, and spectators. Furthermore, it builds on research into the history of science and the emotions, which has explored emotions as scientific objects and as part of scientific practice. By focusing on evidence as a crux between theory and practice, it not only aims to contribute to the legal and scientific history of emotions, but emotional epistemology through historical examine.
The workshop will be held on 10th and 11th April 2017 at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Travel and accomodation costs will be covered. The organizers welcome contributions with a strong historical impetus from all social and cultural sciences. Please send proposals (a short CV and sketch of max. 500 words) by 19th February 2017 to:
Contact Info: 
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Center for the History of Emotions
Daphne Rozenblatt
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin
Contact Email:



26th-28th June 2017
pour le programme, cliquez ici
Autrement dit, l’ de l’émotion a l’embarras du choix: les mêmes jours, trois colloques internationaux se tiennent autour des émotions en Europe : Umea, York, Lleida !

Powerful Emotions / Emotions & Power c. 400-1850

L’Université de York (GB) et l’ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions organise un colloque sur ce sujet les 28-29 juin 2017 à York.


‘Emotional control is the real site of the exercise of power’ (William Reddy, 1997)

Scholars across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly turning their attention to the affective dimension of power, and the way in which emotions are implicit in the exercise of power in all its forms. The language of power has long been used to calibrate the impact of emotions – feelings ‘shake’ and ‘grip’ us; we read of and recall moments when passions convulsed communities and animated violent actions. Strategic displays of emotion have regularly been used for the exercise and negotiation of power.

This conference will draw on a broad range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise to address the relationships between two fundamental concepts in social and historical inquiry: power and emotion. How are historical forms of cultural, social, religious, political and soft power linked with the expression, performance and control of emotions? How has power been negotiated and resisted through expressions of emotions? How have emotional cultures sustained or been produced by particular structures of power? How have understandings and expressions of emotion played out within cross-cultural encounters and conflicts? What has been the relationship between intimate, personal feeling and its public, collective manifestations?

Literary and artistic works as well as objects of diverse kinds are often said to produce or to have elicited powerful emotions. Yet how has this varied across time, space, cultures and gender? What visual, verbal and gestural rhetorics have been considered to act most potently upon the emotions in different periods? How have these conventions related to ideas of the inexpressibility of powerful or traumatic emotional experience, its resistance to aesthetic articulation? What are the implications of this for the recoverability of past emotional experience? And how does the study of the power of feeling relate to more traditionally social conceptions of hierarchy, society, and power? What new understandings of the workings of power do we gain through the perspective of a history of emotions?

This interdisciplinary conference is jointly organized by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York. It invites papers that address the above issues from disciplines including, but not restricted to: history, religion, literature, art, music, politics, archaeology, philosophy and anthropology.

Papers and panels might focus on the following questions and themes:

  • Emotion and political and social action: How have emotions been used by various political, religious and other groups to reinforce or to undermine social and political hierarchies? What role did gender play in these processes?
  • Dynasty, rule and emotional display.
  • The affective dimensions of war, protest, revolution and nation building
  • Diplomacy and the negotiation of cross-cultural emotions
  • Religious change, power and emotions
  • How has the relationship between emotions / passions and power been understood and theorized across time?
  • The micro-politics of intimate relationships and gendered power
  • The role of ritual, object and liturgy in managing, intensifying, or disciplining political, religious or other emotions
  • What techniques and venues have been used to construct and amplify collective emotions? Papers might consider mass meetings, crowds, congregations, theatres, assemblies and clubs.

The organisers welcome proposals for individual 20-minute papers, for panels (which may adopt a more innovative format, including round-tables, a larger number of short presentations), or for postgraduate poster presentations.

Proposals should be sent to Pam Bond, Administrative Officer at the Centre for the History of Emotions, University of Western Australia. Email: by Friday 27 January 2017.


Colloque « Les émotions au Moyen Âge : un objet littéraire » – 12 et 13 janvier 2017

Source: Cérédi

arton417Colloque « Les émotions au Moyen Âge : un objet littéraire »
le 12 janvier 2017, salle des Sociétés savantes, 198 rue Beauvoisine, Rouen
le 13 janvier 2017, Maison de l’Université, Mont-Saint-Aignan

Laurence Mathey-Maille (Université du Havre),
Didier Lechat (Université de Caen),
Michèle Guéret-Laferté et l’équipe de littérature et langue médiévales (Université de Rouen)


Jeudi 12 janvier


9 h 30 : Accueil des participants et ouverture du colloque

Présidence : Elisabeth Lalou

10 h : Damien BOQUET (Université d’Aix-Marseille), « L’histoire des émotions ou le Moyen Âge mis en récit (chapitre 1) »

10 h 30 : Christiane VEYRARD-COSME (Université Paris 3-Sorbonne nouvelle), « Émotions et écriture de la sainteté : le cas de la Vita beati Alcuini (IXe siècle) »

11 h : Pause

Présidence : Jean Maurice

11 h 15 : Beate LANGENBRUCH (ENS Lyon), « La recherche sur les émotions épiques médiévales : premiers jalons »

11 h 45 : Lisa SANCHO (Université de Bourgogne), « La honte est-elle l’émotion d’un genre spécifique ? »

12 h 15 : Gabrielle GRANDCAMP (Université du Havre), « Créer, mettre en scène et susciter l’émotion : la dramaturgie des Miracles de Nostre Dame par personnages »

12 h 45 : Pause déjeuner


Présidence : Florence Bouchet

14 h 15 : Gioia PARADISI (Université de la Sapienza, Rome), « Remarques sur les émotions et l’affectivité dans le Breviari d’amor de Matfre Ermengaud. Le discours anti-érotique »

14 h 45 : Guillaume ORIOL (Université Bordeaux Montaigne), « Écrire l’inintelligibilité de l’amour : analyse stylistique des métaphores “émotionnelles” chez les troubadours du trobar clus »

15 h 15 : Marjolaine RAGUIN (Université de Liège), « Chansons de croisades lyriques françaises et occitanes : postures de l’amant, postures du combattant »

16 h-18 h : Visite conférence du Musée des Antiquités et de l’exposition sur le Moyen Âge « Trésors enluminés de Normandie »

Vendredi 13 janvier


Présidence : Patrick Moran

9 h : Anna LOBA (Université de Poznan, Pologne), « “Extreme doleur et lyesse ne se peuent celer”. Les émotions au service de la politique et de la morale dans l’œuvre de Philippe de Mézières »

9 h 30 : Camille CARNAILLE (Université de Genève, Suisse), « Semblant et émotion : Réflexions autour de la mise en scène émotionnelle »

10 h : Anatole-Pierre FUKSAS (Université de Cassino, Italie), « Amor et crieme dans Cligès de Chrétien de Troyes, le recueil de sentences de Publilius Sirus et une épitre ad Lucilium »

10 h 30 : Pause

Présidence : Élisabeth Mathieu

11 h : Gérard GROS (Université de Picardie), « La joie d’être guéri. L’expression de l’émotion chez les miraculés de Soissons (Gautier de Coinci, Miracles de Nostre Dame) »

11 h 30 : Claire DONNAT-ARACIL (Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne nouvelle), « “Trop a le cuer vain qui ne te sert par grant deduit. La joie et la douceur dans l’écriture de Gautier de Coinci »

12 h : Hélène DUPRAZ-ROCHAS (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), « Le plaisir littéraire en question dans les Miracles de Nostre Dame de Gautier de Coinci »

12 h 30 : Pause déjeuner


Présidence : Marie-Madeleine Castellani

14 h : Sandrine LEGRAND (Université de Lille), « Pleurer la mort du héros : la mort d’Hector dans le Roman de Troie de Benoît de Sainte-Maure »

14 h 30 : Magaly DEL VECCHIO (Université de Lorraine), « “Grans fut li deuls, li bruis et la rançons”, la tristesse comme objet littéraire dans La Prise de Cordres et de Sebille »

15h : Flore VERDON (Université de Reims), « Nouvelle approche générique des lais bretons : étude de l’interrelation des émotions et de l’espace arthurien »

15 h 30 : Pause

Présidence : Véronique Dominguez

16 h : Mireille DEMAULES (Université d’Artois), « Entre plaisir et déplaisir : le récit de rêve et ses émotions »

16 h 30 : Sébastien DOUCHET (Université d’Aix-Marseille) « “Ha Ha lets laffe at this lye”. Émotion de lecture et note marginale dans l’exemplaire BnF Res. Ye 851 des Loups ravissants (Antoine Vérard, 1503) »

17 h -17 h 30 : Discussion / Conclusion

The Reeducation of Emotions in Ancient Christianity

McGill University

The Faculty of Arts

School of Religious Studies

Public Lecture by

Professor Georgia Frank

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York


« The Reeducation of Emotions in Ancient Christianity »

TUESDAY, November 16, 2016




All are welcome

In conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Search for the Director of the School of Religious Studies

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History

Toivo, M. R. and J. Van Gent, eds. ‘Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History’. Special Issue, Scandinavian Journal of History 41.3 (2016).

Summary :

Gender, Material Culture and Emotions in Scandinavian History
Jacqueline Van Gent & Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 263-270

Materiality, rhetoric and emotion in the Pietà
Ann-Catrine Eriksson
Pages: 271-288
Religion and emotion
Raisa Maria Toivo
Pages: 289-305
Embroidering women and turning men
Johanna Ilmakunnas
Pages: 306-331
Negotiating charity
Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
Pages: 332-349
Mixed feelings
Eirinn Larsen & Vibeke Kieding Banik
Pages: 350-368
Emotional causality in dynamistic Finnish–Karelian folk belief
Laura Stark
Pages: 369-387
Linnaeus’ tea cup
Jacqueline Van Gent
Pages: 388-409
The botany of friendship and love
Ina Lindblom
Pages: 410-426
Books, dress, and emotions in the memoirs of the clergyman Johan Frosterus (1720–1809)
Päivi Räisänen-Schröder
Pages: 427-446
Susan Broomhall
Pages: 447-474

Emotion and Persuasion in Classical Antiquity

source : 435e5699ccFranz Steiner Verlag

Ed Sanders (dir), Matthew Johncock (dir.), Emotion and Persuasion  in Classical Antiquity, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016.
321 p., 12 b/w tables.
ISBN 978-3-515-11361-8

Ed Sanders, Chris Carey,
Brenda Griffith-Williams, Guy
Westwood, Angelos Chaniotis,
Maria Fragoulaki, Jayne Knight,
Alexandra Eckert, Lucy Jackson,
Jennifer Winter, Judith Hagen,
Matthew Johncock, Irene Salvo,
Eleanor Dickey, Kate Hammond,
Federica Iurescia

Appeal to emotion is a key technique of persuasion, ranked by Aristotle alongside logical reasoning and arguments from character. Although ancient philosophical discussions of it have been much researched, exploration of its practical use has focused largely on explicit appeals to a handful of emotions (anger, hatred, envy, pity) in 5th–4th century BCE Athenian courtroom oratory. This volume expands horizons: from an opening section focusing on so-far underexplored emotions and sub-genres of oratory in Classical Athens, its scope moves outwards generically, geographically, and chronologically through the « Greek East » to Rome.Key thematic links are: the role of emotion in the formation of community identity; persuasive strategies in situations of unequal power; and linguistic formulae and genre-specific emotional persuasion. Other recurring themes include performance (rather than arousal) of emotions, the choice between emotional and rational argumentation, the emotions of gods, and a concern with a secondary « audience »: the reader.

CFP : Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean

Source :  Universiteit Gent

Society for the Medieval Mediterranean – Conference 2017

The fifth biennial conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean will take place at Ghent University from Monday 10th July to Wednesday 12th July 2017.

The theme of the conference is “Communities, Imaginations and Emotions in the Medieval Mediterranean”. We welcome papers from all disciplines that study emotions, imaginations and communities in, of and across the Medieval Mediterranean. This theme invites a variety of lines of inquiry, a number of which are suggested below. How were emotions produced, expressed and communicated? To what end were imaginations used and abused? In what ways were communities perceived and understood? What communalities and particularities are there? Which challenges do the literary, historical, archaeological and other sources pose in this respect?

The keynotes will be delivered by Professor Marina Rustow (Princeton) and Professor Nikolas Jaspert (Heidelberg).

Topics of the Conference

Topics of the conference include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Emotional and imagined communities
  • Selfing and othering
  • Identity and alterity, senses of belonging, ties that bond
  • Memory, nostalgia and the imagined or idealized past
  • Mirabilia, wonders and magic
  • Worldviews and other social schemata
  • Mobility across borders
  • Emotional and communal dimensions to identity
  • Honour and shame, social codes and values
  • Emotions bodily felt, orally expressed
  • Reading and sharing emotions
  • Methodological problems when inquiring emotions and imaginations


Call for papers and panels

We invite 200-300 word abstracts for individual 20-minute papers relating to the conference theme. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals for panels of 3 papers – in this case, the panel proposer should collate the three abstracts and submit them together, indicating clearly the rationale behind the planned panel. A pdf version of the call for papers and panels is accessible here.


First deadline:

Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for panels should be emailed to the conference email address ( by Monday 31st October 2016. Applicants will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper or panel by January 2017.

Autour de « Sensible Moyen Âge » : une émission de « Canal Savoir » (TV, Québec)

La chaîne de télévision québécoise Canal Savoir consacre une émission à notre livre Sensible Moyen Âge, présenté par Piroska Nagy qui répond aux questions de Guillaume Lamy. Première diffusion  mardi 27 septembre à 21h (heure de Montréal), mais l’émission est également disponible en ligne.