Emotion and Evidence in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World

indexEmotion and Evidence in the Late Medieval and Early Modern World


09:30-10:00 Registration and Welcome (Prof Chris Williams, SHARE Head of School) 10:00-11:00 Session One: Emotion and Litigation

Anna Boeles Rowland (Oxford University) – Emotional Objects: Material Culture, the Emotional Turn and Marital Litigation in Late Medieval London.

Anna Field (Cardiff University) – Emotion and crimes against the coin in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:00 Keynote: Garthine Walker (Cardiff University) – Thinking, Feeling and Doing: Problematizing Emotions in the History of Early Modern Crime

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Session Two: Tracing Devotion

Kati Ihnat (Bristol University) – ‘Let no-one… be a friend to the Jews’: Searching for Christian emotions towards Jews in devotional sources

Laura Kalas Williams (Exeter University) – ‘The Birth of Fear and Loathing: the (Un)Making of Margery Kempe in Additional MS 61823’

Rachel Basch (Royal Holloway) – ‘“In the time of her adversity.” Recovering the emotions of bishops’ wives

14:30-15:00 Coffee

15:00-15:30 Keynote: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London) – Emotion, Devotion and Evidence: The Work So Far

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-17:15 Session Three: Proscription, Practice and Emotional Response

Abby Johns (Cardiff University) – Discovering Deviant Expressions of Grief in Popular Print

Emma Levitt (University of Huddersfield) – “The greater pity is!” Restoring English masculinity and pride in the reign of Edward IV

William Tullett (King’s College London) – Habituation, Emotion, and the Olfactory Archive of Eighteenth-Century England.

17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks
17:30 Drinks Reception – Room 4.45 of the John Percival Building