Society for the History of Emotions

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) is an international professional association for scholars interested in emotions as historically and culturally situated phenomena within past and present societies. The Society welcomes members working in the field of the history of emotions across the world, including independent scholars, early career researchers and postgraduates.


 Join the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) 2019

(includes subscription to the Emotions: History, Culture, Society journal)

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SHE News:

The next Ordinary General Meeting of SHE will be held on 3 October 2019 at LabO, 10 Daly St, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as part of the 'Emotions in Conflict' conference. All 2019 Financial Members of the Society are welcome to participate.

Call for Proposals for Special Issues: Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS), a journal of the Society for the History of Emotions, is pleased to announce its call for proposals for special issues. The next special issue will be published in the second half of 2021. The deadline for proposal submissions is 15 December 2019. Full details are here.

EHCS Journal (2019): The link to join the Society/renew annual membership for 2019 for SHE (including subscription to Issues 1 and 2 of Volume 3 (2019) of the Emotions: History, Culture, Society journal) is now open. Issue 3.1 was published in June 2019.

New North American Chapter: A chapter of the Society for the History of Emotions, the 'North American Chapter on the History of Emotion' (NACHEmotion), was launched in September 2018, co-chaired by SHE council members Susan Matt (Weber State University) and Peter Stearns (George Mason University). Full details can be found here. 

Forthcoming SHE Events:

Conference: 'Emotions in Conflict', Second Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Emotions, University of Ottawa, 2–4 October 2019. Registration deadline extended to 10 September 2019. Discounts for 2019 SHE members. 

Past SHE Events:

SHE International Seminar Series 'Entangled Histories of Emotions in The Mediterranean World' ('MED' series): Naples 26 June 2017; Split 25 September 2017; Perth 14 December 2017; Florence 5 Feb 2018; Brisbane 5 May 2018; Budapest 18 June 2018; Malta 11 February 2019.

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'History of Emotions Conference', George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, 1–2 June 2018 (supported by SHE).

'Emotions of Cultures/Cultures of Emotions – Comparative Perspectives', SHE Inaugural Conference, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 11‒13 December 2017.

SHE Podcasts: 

  1. Society for the History of Emotions International Reading Group

    We invited you to join this reading group, led by Stephanie Trigg (CHE Chief Investigator, The University of Melbourne) and hosted on the international online forum, Loomio. First sign up to Loomio, then sign into your own account, and follow the link to request to join the History of Emotions reading group (if it seems like you’re being asked to join the group twice, just continue to follow the prompts). Initial joining the group is moderated by a small team, so there may be a slight delay. If you are still struggling to join, please email for more directions. 

We look forward to seeing your comments on any of the readings to date.