Professor Louise D’Arcens is an Associate Investigator (2012-2016) in the ‘Shaping the Modern’ program, and leader of the Centre’s Medievalist Emotions cluster. She is a Professor in the English Literatures Program of the University of Wollongong and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2013-17).
She spoke with Penelope Lee and Jessica Scott as part of the Centre's Education and Outreach Program
while attending the 'Faces of Emotion: From Medieval to Post Modern Collaboratory' in December 2012.
In August 2012, the Centre for the History of Emotions in Melbourne held a symposium on Disaster, Death and the EmotIons in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, which examined the Apocalyptic imagination, and emotional response to natural disaster in Europe in the Early Modern period.
Coinciding with this symposium was an exhibition at The National Gallery of Victoria and an accompanying publication, The Four Horsemen, both collaborative projects between NGV curators Cathy Leahy and Petra Kayser and two researchers at the University of Melbourne, CHE Chief Investigator, Charles Zika, and Associate Investigator Jenny Spinks. The, exhibition presented a fascinating insight into art, life, thought and emotions of late medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Europe when apocalyptic fears where rampant.
Guido Ruggerio and Laura Giannetti of the University of Miami discuss their research on emotions at 'Pleasure, Desire and Greed in the Renaissance: A day of seminars, workshops, discussion, and a play.' At this event, held at The University of Melbourne in November 2012, Penelope Lee and Jessica Scott interviewed both scholars as part of CHE's Education and Outreach program.
Andrew Lynch, Director of the Centre for the History of Emotions and Professor of Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia, discusses his work on medieval and medievalist understandings of the complex emotions surrounding war. At the Methods Collaboratory, held at The University of Melbourne in March 2013, Penelope Lee and Jessica Scott interviewed him as part of CHE's Education and Outreach program.