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.
We investigate how European societies thought, felt
and functioned from 1100 - 1800, comparing it to today.
We are Australian and international experts in the study of
pre-modern emotions, working in a variety of Humanities
The Centre operates across five Australian university nodes,
working closely with international academic and industry