Experience history in action, how human emotions have changed over the centuries, and the impact it has had on Australia today.

7 August 2017

From the UWA Node

Shino KonishiShino Konishi joined the Centre for the History of Emotions in 2017 as a Chief Investigator. As a descendant of the Yawuru people of Broome, Western Australia, she has long been interested in Aboriginal history. Her research has focussed in particular on the early interactions between Indigenous people and European explorers, and the way in which early European observations and representations of Indigenous Australian people, bodies and cultural practices continue to shape broader understandings of Aboriginal politics and society.

At the end of July it was widely reported in the Australian media that archaeologists have now dated the Madjedbebe rock shelter in Kakadu, Australia’s oldest documented site, to 65,000 years old (see Genelle Weule, ‘How do we know how old the Indigenous Madjedbebe rock shelter is?, ABC News Online, 20 July 2017).

ABC News reported that the team discovered more than 11,000 artefacts, including the ‘world’s oldest known ground-edge axe’ and ‘Australia’s oldest-known grinding stone’. This study was also remarkable because the researchers had made a ‘landmark agreement’ with the traditional owners, the Mirarr people, that all artefacts would be returned to the community in 2018. It is worth reflecting on the significance of this agreement, for passionate debates between Indigenous groups and archaeologists over who owns Aboriginal heritage sites have raged for decades.

In 1983 R. F. Langford, on behalf of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, wrote an angry essay, ‘Our Heritage – Your Playground’, about the contemporary conflict between Indigenous people and archaeologists. In summing up the conflict, Langford observed that ‘archaeologists feel unfairly criticised and feel hurt because they say they are doing their best to develop an understanding of our culture, and we are angry because we are treated to token moves to obtain our approval and consent to what you are doing’. Here Langford illustrated the important role of emotions in heritage debates, as Indigenous anger was fuelled not only by issues of control, but also by the painful memory of the nineteenth-century collection of Indigenous human remains. This was a practice, which, in Tasmania, was driven by the fantasy that the Palawa people were the world’s most primitive people, and on the verge of extinction.

The emotional impact of these past archaeological practices was also palpable in Andrew Pike and Ann McGrath’s 2014 documentary Message From Mungo. This film is about the 1969 discovery of Mungo Lady, a woman who was cremated approximately 40,000 years ago, in the eroding sand dunes of Lake Mungo by archaeologist Jim Bowler. It focuses on the reactions of local Paakantji, Muthi Muthi and Ngiyampaa groups, led in particular by Alice Kelly, a spokesperson for the Indigenous people from the Willandra Lakes area, and their fight to have her remains returned to their community. Again, this film highlights the differing emotional responses to Aboriginal heritage sites. While archaeologists were excited to find that Mungo Lady represents the oldest modern human discovered in Australia, and the world’s oldest cremation site, elder Lottie Williams dryly observed that ‘me and the rest of us know we were here all the time, so that wasn’t news to us’. Instead, many of the local Aboriginal people saw Mungo Lady as an ancestor, and felt sadness and empathy, imagining her ‘crying because she’s been taken out of country’. In 1992, after much agitation, Mungo Lady was returned to her country in an emotional ceremony. Badger Bates, from the NSW Parks and Wildlife Services, recollected that everybody ‘had tears in their eyes’ and that ‘it was a moment that moved everybody’.

The new dating of the artefacts found in the Madjedbebe rock shelter has been celebrated for having ‘pushed back the date of human arrival in Australia by up to 18,000 years’, yet, it should also be celebrated for showing how far archaeologists and Indigenous communities have come in overcoming past emotional conflicts over Indigenous heritage.

This discussion also illustrates the ongoing emotional legacies of the past for Indigenous people today, reflecting the interests of CHE’s Shaping the Modern program, which focuses on Australia today, investigating how ‘emotions are identified, described, represented, expressed and understood’, as well as our ‘emotional attachment to the past’. These questions, and how they resonate for Indigenous people in particular, will be explored in a forthcoming CHE symposium, ‘Feeling the Past: Indigenous Emotions and History’, at The University of Western Australia (UWA), on 9–10 November 2017. Indigenous scholars, writers, and artists from across Australia will be exploring the role of emotion in how we engage with, and re-present, our histories.

Shino Konishi
Chief Investigator, The University of Western Australia (UWA)

‘Powerful Emotions / Emotions and Power’: Reflections

By Robin Macdonald (CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UWA)

Jacobello del Fiore, Justice seated between the Archangels Michael and Gabriel (1421) © Courtesy of Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo - Museo Nazionale Gallerie dell'Accademia di VeneziaAs a former PhD student at the University of York, I was delighted to return to the city as part of the large CHE contingent that attended the
‘Powerful Emotions / Emotions and Power, c.400–1850’ conference from 28 to 29 June 2017. The conference showcased the wide variety of current scholarly approaches to the field, and the panels I attended were characterised by lively interdisciplinary discussion. This diversity of approaches is, for me, the strength of this dynamic field, which continues to develop in interesting new ways.

One of the things that struck me most – to use an electricity metaphor (Mary Fairclough’s fascinating paper on emotion and electricity comes to mind here) – was the number of papers about emotions and the history of science. As scholars of emotion, many of us have become accustomed to debating the merits and drawbacks of modern cognitive science approaches to emotions research. As such, I enjoyed hearing about the generative power of emotions in the context of historic scientific theories and debates. Michael Walkden’s paper, for instance, on emotions and the gut, demonstrated how in the early modern period ‘to be over-emotional was to be excremental’, rhetoric that led to ‘the moral elevation of rationality’. Emotions, then, were a driving factor in social and intellectual change.

As a scholar of encounter histories in North America, I was also drawn to papers that examined emotional exchanges in ‘global’ or ‘cross-cultural’ contexts. Jenny Spinks’s paper on the ‘global supernatural’ asked how European reports about Indigenous American and Japanese narratives of the supernational were integrated into European demonologies. The term ‘global’ prompts a number of important questions about emotions methodologies. How does one do ‘global’ emotions history? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks of this term? What kind of methodologies can be fruitfully employed to analyse the emotional perspectives of people around the world? How can emotions history be broadened beyond its traditionally ‘Western’ boundaries? Dialogues of diverse linguistic and historiographical traditions were agreed to be especially important in emotions history. Going forward, these are some of the questions that will be asked at the inaugural conference of the
Society for the History of Emotions, ‘Emotions of Culture / Cultures of Emotions’, which will take place at UWA from 11 to 13 December this year.

What I learned, then, from the ‘Powerful Emotions’ conference is that, though the history of emotions has been around for some time now, it continues to grow and change in important and fruitful ways.

Special thanks are due to our hosts at the University of York: Mark Jenner, Catriona Kennedy, Helen Smith, Craig Taylor and Michael Walkden.

Launch of Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS)

Emotions: History, Culture, Society journalBy Emma Miller (CHE Media and Communications Officer, The University of Melbourne)

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS), a new international journal on the study of emotions, was launched at a major international conference – ‘Powerful Emotions / Emotions and Power, c.400–1850’ – at the University of York on 29 June 2017. It marks the extraordinary global growth of a discipline that was barely heard of just a decade ago.

EHCS is published by the
Society for the History of Emotions and headquartered at The University of Western Australia. Its advisory board draws on the expertise of scholars from 22 institutions around the globe, and from a wide range of disciplines. The journal provides a home for scholars whose work investigates how human emotions are impacted by time, place, society and culture.

Andrew Lynch, journal co-editor and CHE Director, said interest in emotions research has grown exponentially over the past decade, and that the humanities and social sciences have greatly benefitted from this.

“There are now at least five dedicated centres across the globe researching the impact of emotions on our personal and public lives and on the progress of history,” Lynch said.

“Emotions research methodology is now applied to disciplines such as law, education, anthropology, politics, musicology and literature, and is helping us rethink the way the world works, both past and present.”

The first volume of EHCS includes peer-reviewed articles by leading scholars writing on subjects as diverse as the representation of criminal justice in eighteenth-century news reports and novels, the influence of memory and mourning in the formation of post-colonial African national identities, and methodologies for understanding emotional experiences of musical performance over time. Reviews of recent history of emotions publications are also included.

Lynch said it was heartening to see the rapid rise and maturation of emotions research, as well as the international collegiality of scholars working in the field.

“Now is the perfect time to publish a journal where our scholarly conversations can continue and where new methodologies, ideas and theoretically informed case studies can be developed,” he said.

“The journal will complement the broader aims and role of the Society for the History of Emotions as a leading academic professional association that strives to advance emotions research and bring like-minded scholars together.”

Katie Barclay represented EHCS at the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) ‘Meet the Editors’ pre-conference workshop for early career researchers (St Louis, Missouri, 26 July 2017). The editors of top emotions research journals attended the workshop, including Emotions Review; Cognition & Emotion, Transactions on Affective Computing, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Social Neuroscience and Biological Psychology.

EHCS calls for proposals for
thematic issues for its second issue in 2019 (3.2). Issues can be on any topic that falls within the journal’s remit to enhance the understanding of emotions as temporally and geographically situated phenomena.

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‘Art and Affect’

Guido Reni (Italian, 1575‒1642), Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, c.1630, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.By Peter Holbrook (Node Director, The University of Queensland)

The University of Queensland (UQ) recently hosted the 2017 CHE Meanings Program collaboratory, ‘Art and Affect’, which explored the long and complex history of the relation between aesthetic production and ‘the passions’. The focus of topics ranged in time from the medieval to the contemporary period, and across the disciplines of literature, visual art, film, philosophy, music and intellectual history.

From antiquity to the present, literature and the arts have been associated with the solicitation of the passions. Thus a profound tradition, stretching from Plato’s Dialogues to Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice and beyond, has viewed art’s engagement of the passions as a form of bewitchment, opening the way to dangerous psychological, moral and political disorder. An equally powerful mode of thought, however (much championed by the Romantics), has conceived of art’s investment in the affective life positively, as a route to personal fulfilment, a vehicle for social sympathy or as nourishing the imaginative powers necessary to bring about progressive political change. Still other traditions find in art capacities for governing, or subduing, merely passional attachments and drives.

The collaboratory at UQ focused on literature and the arts because we wanted to highlight aesthetic questions. It seems to me that there are many reasons for doing that. One is just that a preoccupation with the emotional life of human beings has been central to thinking about literature, art and music – and we should include here the art of rhetoric as well – at least since antiquity.

A preoccupation with the ‘passions’, or affect generally, is virtually contemporary with the historical emergence of these art forms. The rigorous, systematic attention to the relation between art and emotion (leaving aside, for the moment, terminological issues around that word) has a history that goes back to ancient Greece and Rome. That is precisely what rhetoric and poetics concerned itself with back then: the science of the manipulation of the passions through the techniques of oratory, poetic speech, music, and so on.

In their various ways all of the papers at the ‘
Art and Affect’ collaboratory addressed this question about how aesthetic practice rouses, qualifies or otherwise conditions emotional experience.

I was very grateful to all of the speakers for their contributions, but particularly to our keynotes:
Vance Smith from Princeton, Helen Deutsch from UCLA and Joshua Scodel from the University of Chicago. To my mind, the collaboratory was a fine example of the kind of collaborative, cross-disciplinary work CHE facilitates.

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Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’

Johannes (or Johann) Lingelbach, Harbour on the Mediterranean (1670), Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.By Giovanni Tarantino (CHE National Research Development Officer, The University of Western Australia)

CHE has recently expanded its portfolio of research clusters with the addition of ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’.

Convened by
Giovanni Tarantino, Susanne Meurer and Arvi Wattel (all from UWA), the cluster aims to apply new methodological lenses to the complex and entangled histories of the geo-cultural space of the Mediterranean.

Cluster activities began in Naples on 26 June 2017 with the first seminar in an International seminar series of the same name: ‘Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World’.

Supported by the Italian National Research Council Institute for the History of Philosophical and Scientific Thought in the Modern Age, the seminar was also the first event promoted by the recently established
Society for the History of Emotions. It was warmly welcomed by Regione Campania president, Vincenzo De Luca, and received patronage from the region.

Research on entangled histories (Espagne, Kocka, Werner, Zimmermann) has explored ‘mutual influencing’, ‘reciprocal or asymmetric perceptions’, and the intertwined ‘processes of constituting one another’. According to Gerd Baumann, no exclusive demarcation exists between identity and difference, and indeed identities and alterities should be viewed as ‘mutually constitutive or potentially dialogical’. In his interdisciplinary work, Mediterranean Crossings: The Politics of an Interrupted Modernity (2008), Iain Chambers provides a timely reminder that the Mediterranean is a fusion of European, African and Asian influences, and for centuries has been a flexible locus of exchange for a multitude of cultural transactions. He explores the area’s ‘liquid materiality’: the ways in which ‘overlapping territories and intertwined histories’ suggest ‘the making of a more multiple Mediterranean’ where borders are ‘both transitory and zones of transit’. Interested in the ‘visible and invisible networks’ between cultures, Chambers is critical of the artificial separation of such connections by ideological and literal borders.

The idea for a seminar series about emotions in the Mediterranean world arose from meetings and informal conversations with Luisa Simonutti and Ann Thomson at the European University Institute. Nadia al-Bagdadi and Aziz al-Azmeh in Vienna then helped to foster awareness of the urgent need to broaden horizons, themes, perspectives, disciplines, geographies and historiographical traditions, if the emotional turn in historical studies is not to lose its innovative force. Hence, there is a need to draw in more institutions and scholars from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds who are willing to explore the historic and enduring complexities of cross-cultural dynamics. The involvement of the Central European University is particularly pleasing, as it has trained generations of scholars of Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Other valued partners include the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme at the University of Marseilles, the Italian National Institute for High Mathematics and the fledgling Croatian Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange.

Each of the five seminars (others might be added) in the ‘Entangled Histories of Emotion in the Mediterranean World’ will explore emotional entanglements in the Mediterranean from a specific perspective: concepts (Naples), borders (Split), objects (Perth), encounters (Florence) and beliefs (Budapest).

An expanded version of the paper that opened the Naples seminar, delivered by Margrit Pernau and Luc Wodzicki (Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin), will appear in the December 2017 thematic issue of
Cromohs: ‘From Comparative to Global History: Assessing Relational Approaches to the Past’.

Read more about the new ‘Entangled Histories of Emotion in the Mediterranean World’ CHE research cluster

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Society for the History of Emotions Digital Reading Group

Women writingJuly 2017 saw the commencement of a new Society for the History of Emotions digital reading group, led by Stephanie Trigg (CI, The University of Melbourne). To join the group, which is hosted on the international online forum, Loomio, first sign up to Loomio at https://www.loomio.org/, and then sign into your own account. After this follow the link https://www.loomio.org/g/nxE9Bu0r/society-for-the-history-of-emotions-international-reading-group to request to join the History of Emotions reading group. The reading under discussion in August is Katie Barclay, ‘New Materialism and the New History of Emotions’, Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.1 (2017): 161–83.
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Book Review

By Stephanie Tarbin CHE Research Officer, UWA)

Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern EuropeKatie Barclay, Kimberley Reynolds and Ciara Rawnsley, eds. Death, Emotion and Childhood in Premodern Europe. Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

XVII + 257 pages; 9 colour + 3 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-137-57198-4 (hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-137-57199-1 (eBook)
Languages: English

The death of a child generated intense emotion in medieval and early modern Europe. Several decades of scholarship has convincingly demonstrated the deep emotional investment in children and the grief accompanying their loss to disease, accidents and violence. Building on existing work on childhood, families and grief, this edited collection seeks to understand the broader social and cultural significance of affective responses to the deaths of children, whether represented, potential or actual. The editors argue that a re-examination of the subject of childhood death, using methodologies derived from the history of emotions, sheds new light on expectations of children and their experiences, as well as revealing how emotional practices in relation to children and childhood also served to constitute and define collective identities.

The 11 essays in this volume explore examples of child death from the medieval period to the twentieth century, focusing on northwest Europe and drawing on the disciplinary perspectives of literature, cultural studies, history and art history. The authors analyse a variety of case studies through a range of sources: medieval stories of boy martyrs (Lynch); fifteenth-century miracle tales (Maddern); institutional responses to poor children in sixteenth-century France (Broomhall); seventeenth-century Swedish memorial portraits (Sidén); English and Welsh infanticide cases (Walker); works of religious guidance and personal writings (Newton and Ryrie for seventeenth-century Protestant England; Barclay for eighteenth-century England; Løkke for nineteenth-century Lutheran Denmark); nineteenth-century Sunday school reward books (Colding Smith); fairy tales and psychoanalysis (Bourgault du Coudray).

These studies reveal an array of emotions aroused by child death, including guilt, fear and anxiety, sometimes relief, hope and even joy, but rarely anger, along with the expected feelings of grief and pain of loss. Moreover, a number of chapters explore children’s responses to the imminence of death, considering how the prescriptions or norms of emotional expression taught to children helped to shape their experiences and feelings, which might be recorded by adult observers (see especially Newton, Barclay and Colding Smith). Many factors inflected cultural perceptions of dying children across the long period examined in this collection, including (but not limited to) theological debates about sin and salvation, confessional differences regarding baptism and appropriate mourning, shifting beliefs about the purity, innocence and emotional nature of children, and varying expectations of children and families according to class, status and gender. Nonetheless, the essays in this collection generally agree that children were believed to be capable of remarkable spiritual development and that their brief lives held enormous significance for emotional, familial and social communities of premodern Europe.

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Giovanni Tarantino has been awarded a three-month Senior Research Fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK) ‘Dynamiken der Religionsgeschichte zwischen Asien und Europa’, Ruhr University Bochum (January–March 2018). He will resume his position as the National Research Development Officer for CHE on 9 April 2018.

CHE Advisory Board Member
Anna Haebich (Curtin University) was jointly awarded the 2017 Ernst & Rosemarie Keller Fund Grant by the Australian Academy of Humanities.

CHE Associate Investigator
Elizabeth Stephens (UQ) has been awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council, for a project that aims to undertake a detailed examination of how the arts and sciences can work together to address the complex challenges of contemporary life. This will be addressed by undertaking the first cultural history of the experiment. Experimentation is common to the arts and sciences, and thinking about the long history of experimental practices in both fields will help build a bridge between them. An expected outcome of the project is the development of models to support solving of complex contemporary problems. It will also raise awareness about the importance of the arts to knowledge-making practices.
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Partner Organisation

CHE’s international reach has formally extended to Finland with its appointment as a partner organisation to the newly founded Finnish Centre of Excellence in the History of Experience. This new humanities Centre, based at the University of Tampere, has a strong focus on the history of emotions and includes former CHE visitor Raisa Maria Toivo.

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Staff News

CHE recently welcomed Postdoctoral Research Fellow Nick Luke to its UQ node. Nick is a Shakespeare scholar whose first book, Shakespearean Arrivals: The Birth of Character, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. He attended the University of Oxford as a Queensland Rhodes Scholar an MSt and DPhil in English Literature. He returns to UQ after teaching at The University of Hong Kong.

Former CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UQ node,
Brandon Chua, has been appointed to an ongoing Lectureship in English Literature at the University of Hong Kong.

Melbourne-based CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Angela Hesson, has accepted an ongoing full-time position as Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). This appointment is testament to the wonderful work Angela did in curating the exhibition, ‘Love: Art of Emotion, 1400–1800’ at the NGV this year. She will start her work as NGV Curator on 13 August 2017.

Tom Bristow, CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne node, has been appointed as Junior Research Fellow in the IAS/Department of English Studies at Durham University, UK. He will take up this position in September 2017.

From 1 February 2018,
Kirk Essary, CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at UWA, will take up an ongoing appointment at UWA as Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern History.

Sydney node recently said goodbye to Education and Outreach Officer Craig Lyons. His successor, Bastian Phelan, is an administrator with over six years experience working at different levels of university administration. Bastian is also currently undertaking a Master of Arts (Research) in the Department of English at The University of Sydney.


Andrea NobleIt was with shock and great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing, on 10 May 2017, of our esteemed colleague and Partner Investigator Andrea Noble. Andrea made an extraordinary contribution to the history of emotions, and to history more broadly, as a researcher, teacher, PhD supervisor and academic leader of the first order. Her energy, enthusiasm and zest for life have been an inspiration to many, and her loss will be felt keenly in the academic community and beyond.
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Call for Papers

Emotions of Cultures/Cultures of Emotions: Comparative Perspectives
Submission deadline: 25 August 2017
Event Dates: 11‒13 December 2017
Venue: UWA
Jacqueline Van Gent
Submissions and enquiries:


The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders
Call for Papers Deadline: 2 February 2018
Event Date: 14‒15 June 2018
Venue: University Club of Western Australia, UWA
Enquiries: email Pam Bond at

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Registration Open: ‘News Reporting and Emotions, 1100–2017’

Image ©Andy Castillo. The Greenfield Recorder, USA.Registration is now open for the 2017 Change Program collaboratory, ‘News Reporting and Emotions, 1100–2017’ at The University of Adelaide. This event will take place at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide from 4–6 September 2017.

In the last year, a number of television reporters made headlines after becoming emotional during live reports. BBC news anchor Kate Silverton was reduced to tears while reporting on the aftermath of airstrikes in war-torn Syria. Following her emotional outburst, Ms Silverton took to Twitter to say that her job was to be inscrutable and impartial, ‘but I am also human’. The story about this crying anchor made it into several newspapers, with a number of readers commenting online about whether or not they felt her behaviour was acceptable. As with historians and judges, received wisdom expects journalists to be objective and impartial or, simply put, not ‘emotional’. This is not always the case, and perhaps it never has been. Increasingly, journalists acknowledge the emotional and ethical difficulties of their work, and the ways that emotions can be harnessed in reporting. This raises the question: How has the relationship between news and emotion ebbed and flowed across time and space? Why has it changed? And where will it go in the future?

To register for this event, click

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Highlight: The Tale of Orpheus

Copyright Sarah WalkerDate: 7–8 September 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Meat Market Theatre, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Registration: Online here.

From the team that brought you ‘Passion, Lament, Glory’, this new production of The Tale of Orpheus reimagines Claudio Monteverdi’s baroque masterpiece L’Orfeo ‒ arguably the first ‘true’ opera ‒ for the twenty-first century.

With David Greco in the role of Orfeo, musical direction by Erin Helyard, artistic direction by Jane Davidson and design by Matthew Adey, the production celebrates the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth with two stunning performances at North Melbourne’s atmospheric Meat Market theatre. Using exotic and beautifully crafted period instruments, the baroque orchestra will also play a central role in the story-telling process.

Known to his contemporaries as an 'oracolo della musica', Monteverdi was a musical visionary. His talent for communicating emotion, and using it as a powerful driving force, explains L’Orfeo’s enduring appeal today. This production explores the work’s creative potential even further, in a modern re-telling of one of the most influential and beloved stories in operatic history.

Produced by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne in association with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

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Selected Forthcoming Events

Image: Arundel House, London, 1646. Wenceslaus Hollar British Museum, Wikimedia Commons.
Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond
Date: 16 September 2017–25 February 2018
Venue: The University of Queensland Art Museum, James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre, Building 11, University Drive, St Lucia, QLD


Mapping the Emotional Cityscape: Spaces, Performances and Emotion in Urban Life
Date: 18 September 2017
Time: 8.30am–6.15pm
Venue: Napier Building, The University of Adelaide
Registration: Register for the symposium and dinner on-line by 12 September 2017 via Eventbrite.
Enquiries: Jade Riddle (


Peace, Empathy and Conciliation through Music: A Collaboratory
Date: 21‒22 September 2017
Venue: The University of Melbourne, Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, VIC 3010
Registration Deadline for Attendees: 31 August 2017
Registration: Online here.


Ports and Portals: Spaces of Encounter, Entanglement and Exchange
Date: 25 September 2017
Time: TBA
Venue: Palace Milesi, Split (Croatia)
Host Institution: ECCE, Centre for the Study of Emotions in Cross-Cultural Exchange (Zagreb, Croatia)
Convenors: Mirko Sardelic and Katrina O'Loughlin
Contacts: Mirko Sardelic (
msardelic@hazu.hr) and Katrina O'Loughlin (katrina.oloughlin@uwa.edu.au)

A full list of forthcoming events and further details about individual events can be found on our website.

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