Un nouveau programme de recherche sur l’histoire des émotions vient de voir le jour dans le cadre des appels à projet de l’European Research Council (advanced grant) intitulé : « The Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm » (800 avt J-C – 500 ap. J-C). Le programme est basé à l’université d’Oxford, sous la responsabilité du professeur Angelos Chianotis (Faculty of Classics).
Dans cette perspective, 5 postes de post-docs sont à pourvoir dans les domaines de la papyrologie, l’épigraphie, l’archéologie et des sources littéraires (dépôt des dossiers le 5 décembre 2008 au plus tard) : profils de postes et dossiers
Descriptif du projet :
This project (2009-2013) is funded by an ERC Research Grant and is directed by Professor Angelos Chaniotis.
Emotions influence social relations; consequently, they are socially relevant, subject to scrutiny, judgmen, and normative intervention. The manifestation, perception and treatment of emotions are subject to social interventions and to the influence of cultural change. Emotions in the Classical world have been primarily studied in the light of their representation in literature and art. Such studies have provided important insights; yet, they are based on works primarily created in a few major urban centres, almost exclusively by educated men of a higher status. This project is based on an analysis of documentary sources (inscriptions and papyri, c. 800 BC – c. 500 AD). Although they provide abundant, diverse, and representative evidence, they have never been studied in connection with this subject. As compared to literature and art, these sources represent a wide range of social strata and age-classes, originate in both genders, and are widely disseminated over time and space. These sources will be analyzed both diachronically (history of particular emotions) and synchronically (manifestations of emotions in defined historical contexts). Selected literary sources and archaeological material will also be taken into consideration. The project pursues the following objectives: to contribute to a more reliable, nuanced, and comprehensive history of emotions in the Greek world; to increase awareness of the importance of emotions in Classical studies; to contribute to the transdisciplinary study of emotions through the presentation of paradigms from Classical antiquity; to enhance the dialogue between historical, social, and natural sciences; and to make documentary sources accessible to scholars working on the history of emotions and, more generally, on the history of mentality.
The five-year project will produce a freely available and searchable on-line database of relevant documents (texts, translations, brief comments on relevant subjects, keywords), which will contribute to the dissemination of the collected information and will serve as a tool for further research on emotions both in antiquity and in general history as well as a subsidy in the teaching of ancient history and classics. At the end of the five year period, this project will have produced a series of
monographs and collective volumes covering a large variety of subjects concerning the history of emotions in the Greek world; it will have shown the relevance of these paradigms for the study of the historical and socio-cultural study of emotions in general.
source : Eric Limousin