The Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE@MQ)

The Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE@MQ)

The Centre for the History of Emotions at MQ is a node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. We engage with the innovative area of Emotions History using approaches that are interdisciplinary, Our wide-ranging research programme investigates the role of emotions within society, culture, and politics from the ancient and medieval worlds through to the present, with a particular focus on Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the U.S., and Australia.

CHE@MQ’s research programme focuses on investigating a number of core questions:

  • How have emotions been understood and enacted in past cultures, and how has this shaped the present?
  • How do emotions pervade social, legal, institutional practices?
  • What role does emotion play in creative and aesthetic practice?

These questions are explored through collaborative workshops with academic and non-academic partners, and communicated via academic and media publications, podcasts, and creative works.

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