This program carries out fundamental research into understanding
what emotions were thought to be, and how they were understood,
expressed, and enacted in Europe 1100-1800.
Emotions lie behind all forms of human expression. They were
described, performed and expressed through literature, historical
documents, art, music, philosophy, and theatre in Europe,
1100-1800, in different but interrelated, interesting and important
ways. The Meanings program seeks to broaden understanding of the
historical perception and representation of emotions in their
As emotions permeate the history of culture and the humanities,
this program invites an expansive range of scholarly investigation
across disciplines. Scholars and students are empowered to
undertake reflective research on the meanings of early modern
emotions in Europe, and to enquire as to how emotions from the past
bear upon the present.
projects fit within the Meanings Program?
Robert (Bob) White (University of Western Australia)