Here is how it describes itself:
Emotions shape individual, community and national identities. The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions uses Historical Knowledge from Europe, 1100-1800, to understand the long history of emotional behaviours.
I’ve had a little poke around the site and discovered a current project being undertaken by Dr Katrina O’Loughlin, titled ‘A certain correspondence’: intellectual sociability and emotional community in the eighteenth century. She’s looking at the “affective dimensions” to the “intellectual bonds” forged as people share ideas – in salons, theatres, coffeehouses, pleasure gardens and so on. Sounds interesting eh?
I haven’t found any material on the site relating specifically to our focus on emotions this year but I haven’t looked in every nook and cranny. And anyhow, it’s a great site for us to know about. Thanks Cheng!