Programme de la conférence de NACSHE, Chapitre nord-américain de la Société d’Histoire des émotions (7-8 juin, Vancouver, Univ. de la Colombie Britannique)

NACHE Conference 2024

Program – NACHE Conference on the History of Emotion – University of British Columbia June 7th & 8th

Notes: the actual order of presentations within each session will be determined later. There may be other adjustments in the program closer to the event. Times are Pacific Zone.

Friday June 7

Registration: 8- 8.30. AM:  Opening Remarks: 8.30 – 8.50 AM

Session 1:  9-10:30

  1. History of Experiences: Four Approaches

Rob Boddice, Chair and organizer

Rob Boddice, “Lived Experience, or the View from the Cave”

Ville Kivimaki, “Communities of Experience”

Stephanie Olsen, “Voices and Sources”

Raisa Maria Toivo, “Time, Period and the History of Experience”

  1. Emociones y pasiones de la modernidad en el cruce entre Imperio, Género y Nación / Emotions and Passions of Modernity at the Crossroads of Empire, Gender and Nation (16th-19th centuries) (Nuria Soriano Muñoz, organizer) (presented primarily in Spanish)

Ben Bryce, Chair

Nuria Soriano Muñoz, “Unbridled Greed and Ambition: passions as a vehicle of American discourse in the Spanish Enlightenment”

Bakarne Altonaga Begona, “Tetricos pesimistas del presente orden de cosas: pessimism and gender in Spanish antiliberalism”

Josep San Ruperto Albert, “Fear and Desire Facing Femininity: gender representations in Ordoñez de Ceballos ‘Viaje del mundo’ (1572-1603)

Nuria Verdet Martínez, “Catalonia in 1640, a disorder of political passions? Pain, anger and love in the literature of the Catalan revolution”

  1. Emotions in Early Modern/Modern Chinese History

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson, Chair

Haoyue Li, “Contemplating Scents and Apprehending World: Odour, Trauma and Cultural Memory in Late Ming Loyalists’ Writings”

Jerry Yang, “A Manchu’s ‘Way’ and China’s Southwest: sense and emotions of materiality and identity in late 17th-century warfare”

Maram Epstein, “Women Writing Emotions in Late-Imperial Chinese Tanci Novels”

Yue Gu, “Re-examining Jealous Wives: women’s emotional experience in Ming-Qing China”

Session 2: 11-12:30: Keynote speech: Peter Stearns, “Individualism in recent American emotional history: connections and problems“

Lunch following

Session 3:  2-3.30

  1. Emotions in Jewish Culture(s)

Bruce Rusk, Chair

Matan Boord, “Parents’ Guides and the Creation of ‘New” Domestic Emotions for Jewish Migrants in Mandate Palestine”

Ofer Idels, “The Hebrew Experience: language and emotion in interwar Palestine”

Hizky Shoham, “Emotional Scripts as Class Differentiation in Domestic Ceremonies of Jewish Urban Middle-Class Families in Mandatory Palestine”

Sarah Wobick-Segev, “Mourning and Consolation in Nineteenth-Century Jewish Prayerbooks”

  1. Working with Emotions in Early and Medieval China

Raisa Maria Toivo, Chair

Kay Duffy, “A History of (or in?) Emotions in Chinese Classical Poetry”

Heng Du, “’Fifty Shades of Joy and Sorrow’: intersections between early Chinese writings and  social constructive models of emotions”

Antje Richter, “Responding with Awe in Medieval Chinese Literary and Art Criticism: a contribution to the history of emotions in China”

Yongshan He, “Conceiving Compassionate Father: emotions and the popularization of Buddhism in early medieval China”

  1. Shame, Anxiety, and Mourning in Nineteenth-Century Settler Societies

Kristine Alexander, Chair

Cecilia Morgan, “’It is no joke with a wife and four children to be without money’: money, emotions and the middle-class family in the mid-nineteenth-century Transatlantic world”

Coll Thrush, “All Lost: shipwreck, settlerhood and belonging in the Graveyard of the Pacific”

Jane Nicholas, “Shame and Infanticide in Canada, 1795-1892”

Session 4:  4-6:00

A. Lived Experiences, Constructed Discourses: female sensibilities, affective horizons and sensitive identities on both sides of the 18th-century Spanish Atlantic

Estela Roselló Soberón, Organizer and Chair

            María Tausiet “Lived Experiences, Constructed Discourses: female sensibilities, affective           horizons and sensitive identities on both sides of the 18th-century Spanish Atlantic: sensitivities         in children’s literature.”

Estela Roselló Soberón, “Enslaved Mothers and Their Children in Spanish New Orleans”

            Ester García Moscardó, “Lived Experiences, Constructed Discourses: female sensibilities,          affective horizons and sensitive identities on both sides of the 18th-century Spanish Atlantic:     representations of the Black man on the Spanish stage.”

Blanca Llanes Parra, “Narratives and Legal Discourses on Violence Against Women in Eighteenth-Century Spain and the Americas”

Mónica Bolufer, ““Lived Experiences, Constructed Identities: female sensibilities, affective horizons and affective identities on both sides of the 18th-century Spanish Atlantic:  What women’s letters reveal”

B. Emotions in Ancient History

Aleksandra Restifo, Chair

Samani Pragya and Samani Punya Pragya, “Emotions and Karma Theory: a Jain perspective

Tara Prakash, “Feelings and Kingship in Ancient Egypt”

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson, {“Could the Ancient Egyptians See Red: Approaching colour and emotion in ancient languages”
Madeleine Jenkins, “Exploring Ancient Egyptian Emotions: a case study of the ‘sadness’ semantic field”

Caroline Richard, “Do Emotions Have Voices? Study of ancient emotions and vocal manifestations in Latin literature”

C. Crises and Opportunities: East Asian Emotions, Past and Present

Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu, Chair

Zhaokun Xin, “Patience and Transcendence: anger in deliverance plays of late imperial China’

Xiaoqiao Ling and Young Kyun Oh, “Capturing the Emotion-Reality in Nineteenth-Century Seoul: Yi Ok’s (1760-1815) exploration of literary Sinitic”

Aoife Cantrill, “A Heart on the Sleeve: dress and ceremonial distress in Taiwan’s colonial fiction”

Yuqing Liu, “Lament in Translation: rendering the female body and Hong Kong’s cityscape in Sai Sai’s Mourning for the Breast”

Dinner tbc.

Saturday June 8

Session 5: 9-10:30

  1. Flirting, Marrying, Consuming and Working: emotion in Japanese history

Mark Jones, Organizer and Chair

Kurtis Hanlon, “Gamifying Romantic Emotions: how Japanese courtiers conceptualized flirting and pining in the Love Exchange Match of 1102”

David Humphrey, “Learning Emotion: emotion recognition and the mediated training of the expressive face”

Mark Jones, “A Romantic Arranged Marriage: introducing emotion in marital practice in interwar Japan”

Diane Wei Lewis, “Labor of Love: neoliberal work subjectivities in 1980s Japan”

  1.  Gestures

Imogen Knox, Chair

Paul Johnson, “turning Red: rouge, race and the politics of blushing in early modern Europe”

Javier Moscoso, “Gestures and Experiences”

Josefa Ros Velasco, “The Gestures that Reveal Boredom: an artistic-historical review”

Thomas Macsotay, “When Emotions Unfold in Space: gestures in the Wagnerian-Art-Life-Continuum”

  1. New Avenues in Emotions History

Johanna Lozoya, Chair

Oğuzhan Dursun, “Framing Fear: mapping Turkish societal transformation via movies (1950-1999)

Fransisco Pinheiro, “Football and Emotion: another way of (re)working the history of Portuguese Contemporaneity”

Beth Wilson, “Analyzing Emotion in Enslaved People’s Testimony about the Institution of Slavery in the Antebellum United States”

Iris van der Zande, “The Power of the Prisoner: analyzing emotions in nineteenth-century Dutch prisons”

Jay Cavanagh, “Imagens do Inconsciente: Nise, Art and Sensing Mad Worlds in the Twentieth-Century Brazilian Clinic”

Session 6: 11-12:30

  1. Emotions in the History of Music and Popular Print

Ryan Burns, Chair

Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild, “Musicking the Plague Away: emotional practices of music during the bubonic plague in early modern Vienna”

Darija Andelic-Andzakovic, “Unity and Unisono: Sympathy and Resonance in Eighteenth-Century European Music”

Janet Bourne, “A Woman’s Way of Knowing: emotion and lullabies as heard by early nineteenth-century German mothers”

Imogen Knox, “Representing Male Emotional Pain in Early Modern English Love Ballads”

Tabea Hochstrasser, “Ephemeral Print, Ephemeral Emotions: early modern broadsides and a medium of emotional sociability”

  1. Issues in Chinese Emotions History

Tara Prakash, Chair

Lingheng He, “Crafting ‘Cries’ over Death: the study of literary women’s grief over bereavement in late Imperial China (17th-early 20th centuries)”

      Shu Yang, “An Emotional Illness? The Freudian Hysteria Discourse in Republican China”

Lehyla Heward, “Intermixture of Gender, Emotion and Ethnicity in the Songs of the Northeast Anti-Japanese Army”

  1. Emotions and Issues in Political Theory and Experience

Nikita Arora, Chair

Thiseas Stefanatos, “’My heart and nous tremor’: Entangled emotional regimes in the British Ionian Islands Protectorate, 1815-1865, examined through the Greek Language Question”

Han Hsien Liew, “’I Put My Fear for You Above My Fear of You’: Ibn al-Jawzi and the role of emotions in Islamic political thought”

Session 7: 2-3:30

  1. Emotions and Violence/Pain

Thiseas Stefanatos, Chair

Sabine Ameer, “Decoding the Interlinkage between Deliberate Urban Built Heritage and Human Emotion: the deliberate destruction of Nebi Yunis in Mosul”

Sharon Halevi, “’Vengeance is Mine’: the ‘emotional economy’ of post-revolutionary violence in the early United States”

Johanna Lozoya, “Pain and Architecture: Placing the Punished Body in Cold War Science Fiction (1960-1970)”

J. Branden Little, “Anticipation, Exhilaration, and Alienation: Emotional Odysseys of Volunteers in the First World War”

  1. Early Modern Cultures and Experiences

Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild, Chair

William M. Reddy, “Disenchantment and Emotion Regulation in the Letters of Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes, 1643-1649”

Ryan Burns, “Performing Shame in Early Modern Scotland”

Anna Pravdica “A Social and Emotional History of Sincerity in Early Modern Britain”

 Brendan Tam, “Being the ‘King’s Friend’ during the Reign of George III”

  1. Issues in Recent Emotions History

Susan Matt, Chair

Leanne Downing, “Contemporary Grief Practices and Online Spiritual Mediumship”

Josephine Selander, “The Therapeutic Language of Emotions: mindfulness in mass media in the 2010s”

Barbara Sain, “Lost or Transformed? Wonder and awe in American Catholicism (1960-1980)”

Whitney Wood, “The Emotional Labor of Pelvic Teaching Work in Canadian Medical Schools, 1970-1990”

Session 8: 4-5:30

  1. Love, Gender and Childhood

Stephanie Olsen, Chair

Nikita Arora, “Proscribing and Presenting Love in Punjabi Advice Literature, c., 1900-1940: history of emotions meets history of medicine”

Katie Barclay, “Kissing Children: an emotional history”

Tania Vahtikari, “An Emotional Box; the Finnish ‘baby box’ and the mundane materiality of the welfare society from the 1940s to the present”

  1. Emotions and politics )

Kaitlin Pontzer, Chair

Aylon Cohen, “Fraternal Love, Sodomitical Angst and the Rise of Modern Democracy in Eighteenth-century England”

Jared Kazik Asser, “I have bottled my wrath and intend to keep my powder dry:” Charles Kennen and the Emotional Contests of Reconstruction’s New Departures”

Sara Hidalgo Garcia de Orelhan, “Emotional suffering and resistance. ETA terrorism and Basque Socialism, 1995-2011”

Session 8: 5:45 – 7 Keynote Address:  Dorothy (Dory) Nason, “An Intergenerational Love: Revisiting a Grandmother’s Boarding School Archive.”

 and Business Meeting

7-9 Reception

In memoriam David Konstan

by Curie Virag

We would like to remember and pay tribute to Professor David Konstan (1940-2024), a dear friend to many of us in the emotions community. David was renowned as a classicist who made major contributions to the study of ancient Greek thought, psychology and ethics through pathbreaking publications on topics such as friendship, beauty, sin, and forgiveness. But through his work on emotions (The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks and In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome, among others), he also impacted fields far beyond the study of Greek and Roman antiquity – including medieval studies and the study of nonwestern cultures.

David took part in the EMMA conference, “Histoire intellectuelle des émotions, de l’Antiquité à nos jours” in Paris (2013), which brough together scholars working in diverse disciplines (from psychology to history to philosophy), time periods (antiquity to modernity) and cultures (Greece, Rome, China, and Europe). His great personal warmth and mischievous wit brought much joy and laughter to our gathering, and the connections he forged there and at other events led to many further cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaborations in the study of emotions. David organized several such events himself, including a conference that brought together scholars of Greco-Roman and Chinese traditions (resulting in the publication, Emotions Across Cultures) and – more ambitiously – a series of events that fostered conversation on the conceptualization of emotions among specialists of twelve different classical languages, from Hebrew, Sanskrit and Arabic to Mayan and Sumerian. These projects speak to David’s boundless intellectual energy, his open mind and heart, and his interest in connecting with scholars from many different backgrounds.

Those who knew him know that David’ interest in such topics as love, friendship and beauty was not just academic. His affection, generosity, and joyful embracement of life brought legions into his orbit of love, and reminded us of the beauty to be found in our connections with one another. David inspired so many of us not only with his scholarship, but also with the force of his humanity, and his luminous presence will always remain in our hearts.

Les amours au Moyen Age

Source : L’Histoire

L’Histoire, n° 519, mai 2024, dossier “Les amours au Moyen Âge”

Quand on pense à l’amour au Moyen Age surgit la belle et tragique histoire de Tristan et Iseult. Mais le roman courtois ne fut peut-être qu’un jeu littéraire et ne nous renseigne guère sur les véritables pratiques affectives – et sexuelles – des hommes et femmes du Moyen Age.

Qu’en est-il vraiment de la sexualité au temps où la christianisation disqualifie le plaisir et confine l’acte charnel dans le strict cadre du mariage ?
Que sait-on des relations homosexuelles – totalement proscrite par l’Église ?

Ce dossier réserve quelques surprises et nous nous retrouvons un peu dans ce foisonnement d’affects, où l’amour n’est pas distingué de l’amitié, où le genre n’est pas toujours clair, où le mariage peut être chaste et où des rois qui s’aiment peuvent tout partager, même un lit.

Par Emanuele Arioli, Jacques Berlioz, Damien Boquet, Chloé de La Barre, Régine Le Jan, Dominique Poirel, Barbara H. Rosenwein.


Sensibilités nostalgiques

Source : Droz

Jelena Jovicic, Sensibilités nostalgiques. Perceptions affectives de l’espace et du temps au XIXe siècle, Droz, 2024

La culture du sensible et la politique des sentiments bénéficient aujourd’hui d’un intérêt marqué : les Sensibilités nostalgiques s’insèrent dans ce champ de recherche. L’ouvrage examine quelques étapes de l’évolution du concept de nostalgie dans la France du XIXe siècle, depuis la symptomatologie pittoresque qu’envisageait la médecine de l’époque, jusqu’à l’acceptation sociale d’un certain nombre de ces sensibilités. Recourant à une analyse discursive de plusieurs sites emblématiques du XIXe siècle, privés et publics (cartes géographiques, lettres d’exil, souvenirs d’enfance, photographies), Jelena Jovicic propose une synthèse des savoirs relatifs à la nostalgie (scientifiques, littéraires, philosophiques, technologiques) et invite à une réflexion d’ordre plus général sur l’historicité et la contingence des inclinations affectives dont le statut axiologique varie selon les époques.






Une maladie mortelle

La nostalgie et le sentiment d’appartenance

La géographie et l’amour du pays

La nostalgie et la nation


Vallès et Zola : Londres et la poétique de la différence

Le couple Hugo : Guernesey et le sentiment d’être chez soi

L’enracinement et le déracinement


La pastorale et la nostalgie médicale

Le nostos et les souvenirs d’enfance

Le « nid » de l’enfance 

Le temps suspendu : la musique et la rêverie

Les maisons de l’ailleurs dans Le Roman d’un enfant


Le daguerréotype et le patriotisme

Le « miroir qui garde toutes les empreintes »

La France en photographies

Le portrait au daguerréotype

Les portraits-cartes

Le Kodak et les portraits instantanés

La famille et l’album de photographie