Meet the Associate Investigators

Our Associate Investigators (AIs) are Australian humanities researchers working on projects that correlate with the Centre's research aims and goals.

 

(Listed alphabetically by surname)

Natsuko Akagawa (AI 2016)
RMIT University
Project:
Curiosity, lust and love: Dutch encounters with the East (1650‒1800)

Merridee L. Bailey
(AI 2012, now Senior Research Fellow)
School of History, Australian National University
Project: Emotions and feelings between young people and adults in London, 1500‒1600

Han Baltussen (AI 2012, 2014‒2016)
Classics, The University of Adelaide
Project 2012: The Early Modern Reception of Cicero's Consolation to Himself
Project 2014-16: Consolations in the Early Modern Age: Classical Themes and New Initiatives

Diana G. Barnes  (AI 2012, 2015, 2017)
History and Classics, The University of Queensland
Project 2012: The Politics of Civility: Historicizing Genres of Community, 1580‒1665
Project 2015: Bellicose Passions in Margaret Cavendish’s Playes (1662)
Project 2017: Gender, Stoicism and the Archive

Marina Bollinger (AI Full term)
Independent Scholar (formerly Centre for the History of European Discourses, The University of Queensland)
Project: The Sex of Adam in Early Modern Europe

Ann Brooks (International Investigator Full term)
Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore
Projects:
Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity (2012) Ann Brooks and Ruth Simpson, Palgrave  (London and New York)
Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (eds) David Lemmings and Ann Brooks, Routledge (New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2014)
Genealogies of Emotion, Intimacy and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity (London: Routledge, 2017)
"Bluestocking Societies": Gender, Emotions and the Public Sphere

Andrea Bubenik (AI Full term)
Art History, The University of Queensland
Project: The Passions in Early Modern Art Theory
Project: Five Centuries of Melancholia

Megan Cassidy-Welch (AI 2014‒2016)
History, Monash University
Project: Atrocity, Emotion and the Thirteenth-Century Crusades

Michael Champion (AI 2016)
Australian Catholic University
Project: Translating Emotions from Palestinian Monasticism to Humanism (c.1500‒1650)

Jacqueline Clarke (AI 2017)
Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History, The University of Adelaide
Project: Family Passions: Correr’s Early-Humanist Reception of Seneca and Ovid

Jennifer Clement (AI 2014, 2015, 2016)
English Literature, The University of Queensland
Project: Passions and Preaching: The Early Modern English Sermon, 1603‒1660

Deirdre Coleman (AI Full term)
Robert Wallace Chair of English, The University of Melbourne
Project: The Family Diaries of Katherine Plymley (1758‒1829)

Len Collard (AI 2017)
Indigenous Studies, The University of Western Australia
Project:
A Sense of Place: Nyungar Cultural Mapping of UWA and Surrounds

Ashok Collins (AI 2016)
The Australian National University
Project: A Vision of Rapture: Mysticism in Australian Experimental Filmmaking

Denis Collins (AI 2013, 2014, 2015‒2017)
Music, The University of Queensland
Project (2013, 2014): Emotion and Music in the Counter-Reformation

Tania M. Colwell (AI 2014)
History, The Australian National University
Project: Beyond Wonder: Emotions of Encounter in Jean le Long’s Fleurs des histoires de l'Orient

Rob Conkie (AI 2013, 2016)
La Trobe University
Project 2013: Othello's Ongoing Affect
Project 2016: LOL: The Merry Wives of Windsor at the New Fortune

Georg Corall (Artistic Associate 2015)
The University of Western Australia
Project: Strumenti d’amore – Uncovering the Emotional Affiliations of 17th and 18th Century Musical Instrument Terminology and its Meaning for the Performance on Period instruments

Thea Costantino (Associate of the Sydney Node 2017)
School of Design and Art, Curtin University
Project: Colonial grotesque: Visual Memory in Australia 1788‒1935

Catherine Czerw (AI 2012, carried over to 2013)
Independent art curator
Project: Journey of Emotion: Julie Dowling's 'Stations of the Cross’

Amelia Dale (AI 2016)
The University of Sydney
Project: Lessons in Feeling: Quixotic Mothering in Women’s Writing, 1790‒1800

Heather Dalton (AI 2012)
Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne
Project: Emotional Support, Knowledge Transfer and Dynastic Ambition: the Importance of Women and Strong Family Relationships in Early Sixteenth-Century Atlantic Trading Networks

Louise D'Arcens (AI 2012‒2016)
English, Macquarie University (formerly at The University of Wollongong)
Project: Medievalist Laughter: Emotion and Transformation

Sing d'Arcy (AI 2013)
The University of New South Wales
Project: Space, Music and Emotion: Architecture and the Organ in Early Modern Spain

Kate Darian-Smith (AI 2017)
The University of Melbourne
Project: Commemoration, Emotion and the Bombing of Darwin, 1942‒2017

Helen Dell (AI 2013)
The University of Melbourne
Project: Singing Death
P-to-P Project 2017: Longing for the Medieval

Peter Denney (AI 2014)
Griffith University
Project: The Battle of the Senses: Politics, Emotions and the Senses in Britain, c.1760‒1800

Daniel Derrin (AI 2013, 2014, 2015)
Durham University, UK
(formerly Macquarie University)
Project (2013‒2015): Humours of the Mind: Comic Persuasion in Early Modern English Literature

Ana Dragojlovic (AI 2016)
The University of Melbourne
Project: Affectivity of Historical Violence

Nicholas Eckstein (AI 2012)
History, The University of Sydney
Project: 'Getting' the Joke: Anger, Envy, Violence and Contempt in the Community Life of Renaissance Italy

Penny Edmonds (AI 2013)
The University of Tasmania
Project: Conciliation, Trust and Violence: Empire’s Humanitarian Handshake and the Anatomy of a Transcolonial Idea, 1788–1901

Helen English (AI 2017)
Creative Arts (Music), The University of Newcastle Australia
Project:
Blackface at Work and Play: Amateur Minstrel Troupes in Colonial Newcastle, NSW

Sarah Ferber (AI 2012)
History and Politics, The University of Wollongong
Project: Worlds behind the World: the Politics of the Imagination in Early Modern Witchcraft, Eemonic Possession and Spirituality

John Gagné (AI 2014)
History, The University of Sydney
Project: Rethinking Fear and Despair in the Italian Wars (1494‒1527)

Stephen Gaukroger (AI 2012)
History and Philosophy of Science, The University of Sydney
Project: Sensibility in the Eighteenth Century

Andrea Gaynor (AI 2017)
History, The University of Western Australia
Project: Frog Cities: Emotion and Conservation in Urban Australia, 1900‒2010 

Paul Gibbard (AI 2015)
Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia
Project: Exploration, Empiricism and Sensibility: The Scientific Journals of the Baudin Expedition

Ron Goodrich (AI 2014, 2015, 2016)
Deakin University
Project: Disorderly Emotions: British Philosophical and Medical Debates, 1700‒1788

Ben Gook (AI 2015)
School of Culture and Communications, The University of Melbourne
Project: Splendour of the impersonal: Ecstasy, Transcendence and a Pre-History of the Late Twentieth Century

Kate Gregory (AI 2013)
State Library of Western Australia
Project: Emotions of Encounter in North West Colonial Heritage

Dianne Hall (AI 2015)
Victoria University
Project:
Emotions, Children and War in Early Modern Ireland

Jennifer Hamilton
(AI 2016)
The University of Sydney
Project: Weathering the City

Antonina Harbus (AI 2017)
Macquarie University
Project: The Cultural and Linguistic Translation of the Vocabulary of Emotion from
Latin to Old English

Chris Hay (Associate Artist of the Melbourne Node, 2017)
Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, The University of Sydney
Project:  “As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye”: Comic Catharsis in The Comedy of Errors

Robyn Heckenberg (AI 2016)
Monash Indigenous Centre (MIC), Monash University, Victoria
Project: The Emotions of Connection and Alienation: an Emotional and Spiritual Reflection of Place

Lisa Hill (AI Full term)
Politics, The University of Adelaide
Project: Emotions in the Social Thought and Political Economy of the Scottish Enlightenment
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Fincina Hopgood (AI 2015)
Empathy, Film Studies, The University of Melbourne
Project: Empathy and Portrayals of Mental Illness in Australian Visual Culture

Siobhan Hodge (Associate of the UWA Node, 2017)
Murdoch University
Project: Equine Emotions and Boundaries of the Sublime: Equestrian Poetry and Art 1600‒1800

Julie Hotchin (AI 2015)
Independent Scholar
Project: Reforming Affections: Emotion, Devotion and Religious Women in late medieval Germany

Aleksondra Hultquist (AI 2012, 2014)
Independent Scholar (formerly The University of Melbourne)
Project 2012: Love and Desire, Stage and Page: The Love Story in Fiction and Drama in Britain (1660‒1750)
Project 2014: The Amatory Mode: Amatory Fiction and its Legacy, 1680‒1760

Emma Hutchison (AI 2014, carried over to 2015)
Politics, The University of Queensland
Project 2014: Disaster Imagery and the History of Humanitarian Emotions

Alison Scott Inglis (AI 2013)
The University of Melbourne
Project: The Celebration of Grief: the Case of Lady Franklin and Mourning Practices in Colonial Australia.

David Irving (AI 2014‒2015)
Music, The University of Melbourne
Project: Reflexive Cultural Criticism and the Emotion of Intercultural Encounters in Early Modern European Music

Paul James (AI 2012, 2017)
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Project 2012: Figures of Emotion: A Global History of the Face
Project 2017: Circles of Emotion: Faces of History

Daniela Kaleva (AI 2014, 2016)
Music, The University of South Australia
Project 2014: A Comparative Audience Reception Study of Historically Recreated Opera with Reference to Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna
Project 2016: Performing Religious Affect in Monteverdi’s Il pianto della Madonna

Heather Kerr (AI Full term)
English, The University of Adelaide
Project 1: Architectures of Debate
Project 2: Varieties of Melancholy

Jayne Knight (AI 2017)
Classics, University of Tasmania
Project: The Renaissance of Roman Emotions in Machiavelli’s Political Theory

Stephen Knight (AI 2012‒2013, 2016)
Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne
Project 2012‒2013: The Role of Emotions in Medieval Romance
Project 2016: The King and the Fairy Queen: Public and Private Emotions in Medieval Arthurian Literature

Catherine Kovesi (AI 2012)
The University of Melbourne
Project: Claws of Desire: Women, Lust and Sacred Space in Early Modern Italy

Jodi McAlister (Associate of the Melbourne Node, 2017)
University of Tasmania
Project: How Do We Love In The Land Down Under?: Romantic Love in Australian Popular Fiction in
the Long Nineteenth Century

Dolly MacKinnon (AI 2012, 2016)
School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics,
the University of Queensland
Project 2012: Emotional Landscapes: English and Scottish battlefield memorials 1638‒1936
Project 2016: Soundscapes of Emotion: Bell Ringing in England c.1500‒c.1800

Alan Maddox (AI 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) *
Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney
Project 2012: The Performance of Affect in Early Modern Opera
Project 2013: Musical Emotion in the Sacred Sphere
Project 2014: Musical affect at the intersection between the sacred and secular realms
Project 2015: Where Passion Speaks: The Performance of Emotion in Eighteenth-Century Italian vocal music  

Catherine Mann (AI 2016)
The University of Melbourne
Project 2016: Missing the Point: Meaning and Misunderstanding in The Lisle Letters, 1533–1540

Alicia Marchant (AI 2013, 2014, 2016)
The University of Western Australia/ University of Tasmania
Project 2013: Emotions in Late Medieval English Chronicles
Project 2014: Antiquaries and Emotions in late Medieval and Early Modern Britain
Project 2016: Fear and the Historical Past: Emotion, Temporality and Ghost Tours

Louise Marshall (AI 2012, 2014)
Arts History and Film Studies, The University of Sydney
Project 2012: Trouble in Heaven: Emotions and the Plague in Renaissance Italy
Project 2014: Emotions and the Visual in Early Modern Europe, in Crisis and in Health

Joanne McEwan (AI 2012)
History, The University of Western Australia
Project: Emotion and Emotional Attachment in Eighteenth-Century Infanticide narratives in London and Edinburgh

Glen McGillivray (AI 2014, 2015)
Theatre and Performance, The University of Sydney
Project 2014: Gesture and Affect in the Eighteenth-Century English Theatre
Project 2015:
Forms Forced to their Conceit: Semiosis and Affect in Eighteenth-Century English Acting

Shane McLeod (AI 2013)
The University of Western Australia
Project: Enduring Pride: The Memorial Runestones Dedicated to the Warriors who Helped Knútr Conquer England.

Constant Mews (AI 2012‒2015)
Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University
Project: Theorising Emotion in Mendicant-Influenced Traditions, with Particular Reference to the Speculum dominarum (Mirror of Ladies)
Project (2015‒2016): Liturgy, Materiality and the Senses

Daniel Midena (AI 2017)
The University of Queensland
Project: Sincerity, Modernity and Christian Feelings in Far North Queensland, 1886–1942

Jill Milroy (AI 2016)
The University of Western Australia
Project: Best Practice in Design for an Indigenous Knowledge Garden

Charlotte-Rose Millar (AI 2016)
The University of Melbourne
Project: Everyday Voices: Constructions of Love, Sex and Desire in Early Modern England

Clare Monagle (AI 2012-2015)
Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University
Project: Emotions in Scholasticism: Historicising the Passions of the Soul

Paulina Motlop (AI 2016)
The University of Western Australia
Project: Global Indigenous Knowledge Engagement – a research project on the collection of short documentary films in Bali, Indonesia

Olivia Murphy (AI 2016)
The University of Sydney
Project: Rereading Emotion in the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1740‒1755: Samuel Richardson’s Passionate Heroines

Jane-Heloise Nancarrow (AI 2016)
The University of Western Australia
Project: Modeling Emotions: 3D Visualisation of Medieval and Early Modern Artefacts

Kathleen Nelson (AI 2016)
The University of Sydney
Project: Interrogating 12th-Century Notation for the Eloi Eloi Segment of the Passions

Karen O'Brien (Associate of the Sydney Node 2017)
Socio-Legal Studies, The University of Sydney
Project: First Australian Petitioning

Lisa O'Connell (AI Full term)
English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland
Project: Sentiment, Secularity and the Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Project: Love and Cruelty: the Personae, Styles and Affects of Libertinism
Project: Post-Revolutionary Loss, Malaise and Redemption: The Colonial Projections of Therese Huber

Katrina O'Loughlin (AI 2012, 2014, now DECRA)
English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
Project 2012: An Irish Jig: the friendship of Princess Dashkova and Martha Wilmot
Project 2014:The Liberty of the Press Men’: the emotional politics of sexual satire in the eighteenth century

Samantha Owens (International Investigator Full term)
New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.
Project: The Use of Instrumentation to Represent Emotions in Theatrical Music of the German Baroque

Eric Parisot (AI 2015, 2016)
School of English, Flinders University
Project: Suicide: Emotions and Self-Destruction in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Project:
No Laughing Matter? Suicide and Comedy in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain

Nicola Parsons (AI 2014, 2015)
Department of English, The University of Sydney
Project 2014: ‘A Sort of Spiritual Romance’: Elizabeth Singer Rowe and the Complications of Form
Project 2015: Feeling Influence: Friendship and Patronage in Early Eighteenth-Century Women’s
Writing

Robert Phiddian (AI 2012)
School of Humanities, Flinders University
Project: Saeva indignatio - Swift as Emotional Outrider in the Early Eighteenth-Century Literary Regulation of 'the Rage of Party'

Gina Pickering (Outreach Associate 2015)
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Project: The Jellyfish Chronicles: Emotional Connection to the Swan/Canning Riverscape

Lucy Potter (AI 2016)
The University of Adelaide
Project: Ekphrastic Catharsis: Act 2, Scene 1 of Christopher Marlowe’s Tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage

Dr Ursula Potter (AI 2012-2013)
School of English, The University of Sydney
Project: Interpreting Adolescent Fears in Early Modern Daughters

Laura Prosperi (AI 2014)
School of History and Politics, The University of Adelaide
Project: Seeking Food Paradises. The Role of Hunger in Great Geographical Enterprises (Europe, 12th‒16th centuries)

Eleonora Rai (AI 2015, 2017)
Independent Scholar
Project 2015: Emotions and Visual Techniques in the Conduct of Jesuit Missions in Early Modern Italy.  Paolo Segneri Senior's religio carnalis and Theatrical Method (17th century)
Project 2017: Politics and Emotions: The Two Faces of Jesuit Sainthood (Seventeenth‒Nineteenth Centuries).

Melissa Raine (AI 2015, 2016) *
Independent Scholar
Project 2015: Affect and the Child’s Voice in Middle English Narrative
Project 2016: Children’s Voices and their Stories in Contemporary Australia

Neil Ramsey (AI 2013)
The University of New South Wales
Project: The Orientalist Emotions of Modern War: Imperial Conflict in Eighteenth Century Travel Writing

Richard Read (AI Full term)
Discipline of Visual Arts, The University of Western Australia
Project: The Reversed Cross in Pseudo Giotto's 'Crib at Greccio' as a Booster of Liturgical Drama

Andrea Rizzi (2015‒2017)
Italian Studies,The University of Melbourne
Project: Violent Language in Renaissance Italy

Dr Alison Scott (AI Full term)
Independent Scholar (formerly English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland)
Project: Passionate Readers: Literary Responses to Stoicism and the Development of an Emotional Ethics of Reading, 1600‒1700.

John Scott  (AI 2014)
Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Emeritus Professor, European Languages and Studies, The University of Western Australia
Project: Terrestrial Happiness, according to Dante Alighieri (1265‒1321)

Karin Sellberg (AI 2017)
The University of Queensland
Project: Bloody Business: Circularity and Sanguinity in Early Modern Medicine and Shakespearean Drama

Madeline Shanahan (AI 2015, 2016)
Native Title Services Victoria
Project: Mother’s Milk: Breastfeeding, Infant Care and Domestic Medicine in Early Modern Ireland

Matthew Sharpe (AI 2017)
Philosophy, Deakin University
Project: Francis Bacon on the Emotions, Rhetoric and Imagination: Between Civic and Natural Philosophy

Pam Sharpe (AI 2014)
School of Humanities, University of Tasmania
Project: Love or Money? Understanding Early Modern English Weddings

Jan Shaw (Associate of the Sydney node 2016)
The University of Sydney
Project: Laughter and the Horizons of Identity in the Prose Life of Alexander and the Wars of Alexander

Elfie Shiosaki (AI 2016)
Curtin University
Project:
Reclaiming the Voices of our Ancestors: a Study of Early Discursive Activism by Noongar people (1900‒1930s)

Kathryn Smithies (AI 2015)
Medieval Europe, The University of Melbourne
Project: Exclude and To Be Excluded: Emotional Responses to the Plight of the Medieval Leper

Jennifer Spinks (AI 2012, 2016‒2017)
(formerly History and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne)
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, The University of Manchester, UK
Project: Violent Emotions and Religious Polemic: Southern Indian Religious Cultures in the Sixteenth-Century Northern European Imagination

Nicole Starbuck (AI 2013, 2014, 2015)
The University of Adelaide
Project 2013-2015: Pacific Passions: Explorations of Humanity from the Age of Enlightenment to the French Revolution, 1766‒1804

Elizabeth Stephens (AI 2016)
Southern Cross University
Project: The Mechanics of Emotion: Eighteenth-Century Automata and the Construction of an Affective Public Sphere

Janice Stockigt (AI 2012)
Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Project: The Role of Music for Lent and Eastertide in the Dresden Catholic Court Church (1710‒1742)

Jason Stoessel (AI 2014, 2015‒2017)
Music History, The University of New England
Project: The Emotional Community of Early Humanists at Padua: Rhetoric and Music

Maria Tumarkin (Outreach Associate 2015, carried over to 2016)
Museum Victoria
Project: 'The Unending Absence’: Threading Grief through the Immigration Museum’s Permanent Exhibitions

Anik Waldow (AI 2013, 2014, 2016)
Philosophy, The University of Sydney
Project 2013: The Importance of Sensibility in the Shaping of Enlightenment Values (1750‒1800)
Project 2014: The Emotional Construction of Human Nature in 18th Century Philosophy
Project 2016: Sympathy and Its Reflections in History
Project 2017: The Experimental Self 

Claire Walker (AI Full term)
History, The University of Adelaide
Project: Governing Emotion: the Affective Family, the Press and the Law in Early Modern Britain

Carol Williams (AI 2012)
Historical Studies, Monash University
Project: Emotions in Medieval Music Theory
Project: Liturgy, Materiality and the Senses

Linda Williams (AI 2015, 2016)
School of Art, RMIT
Project 2015: A Green Thought in a Green Shade: the Role of Feeling in the Works of John Evelyn
Project 2016: Explore Everything, Keep the Best - John Evelyn and the Seventeenth-Century Garden as an Emotional Locus of Early Modern Globalisation

Richard Yeo (AI 2012)
Centre for the History of European Discourses, Griffith University
Project: The Passions of the Expert: the ethos of specialization in Western science, 1600‒1900