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