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. The Centre was established in 2011 under the ARC Centres of Excellence program.
We investigate how European societies thought, felt and functioned from 1100 - 1800, comparing them to today.
We are Australian and international experts in the study of pre-modern emotions, working in a variety of Humanities disciplines.