Community Programs

Join us in discovering the History of Emotions across Australia.

    • Treasured Possessions

      Treasured Possessions

      In 2016, Postdoctoral research fellow Dr Kimberley-Joy Knight and Education and Outreach Officer Gabriel Watts from The University of Sydney node launched Treasured Possessions, a project that brought together socially isolated seniors in regional New South Wales to reflect on the emotional value of their cherished objects.

    • Memory Keepers: MAV/CHE Interviews

      Memory Keepers: MAV/CHE Interviews

      During 2016 and 2017, Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) worked together, as part of Lella Carridi’s ‘What Happened at the Pier’ project, to create a collection of digital oral histories about people’s journeys of migration to Australia.

    • My Life as a Playlist

      My Life as a Playlist

      My Life as a Playlist explores how we use music to accompany us through our lives. It is approached from the perspective of music psychology, and surveys the way music imbues our lives, accompanying the everyday and highlighting peak moments such as ceremonies, as well as the way we ‘self-medicate’ with music, cumulatively using music to shape our daily experiences.

    • Events


      The Centre for the History of Emotions hosts lectures, performances as well as academic events to share our findings with the public. Explore events near you.