About the Centre

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.

Director's Welcome

Welcome to our Centre’s website, and discover here how emotions have made history, changed how people think and act, and continue to influence our lives today.

Who We Are

hobart colabWe are Australian and international experts in the study of the history of emotions, working in a variety of Humanities disciplines. Meet our  world class academic research team.

Where We Are

Where we are imgOur research and collaborations are global, but our work is based at The Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and Western Australia.

Fundamental Research Questions