About SHE

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. It began as a project of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE).


  • To produce a journal called Emotions: History, Culture, Society in two issues each year;
  • To organise conferences and similar events to further knowledge of the history of emotions;
  • To establish the history of emotions as a widely used framework for understanding past societies and cultures;
  • To understand the changing meanings and consequences of emotional concepts, expressions and regulation over time and space.


  • Chair: Jacqueline Van Gent (The University of Western Australia)
  • Secretary: Katrina Tap (The University of Western Australia)
  • Treasurer: Tanya Tuffrey (The University of Western Australia)
  • Communications Officer: Katrina Tap (The University of Western Australia)
  • Administrative Officer: Katrina Tap (The University of Western Australia)
  • Postgraduate Representative: Jennifer Jorm (The University of Queensland), Rachel Allerton (Macquarie University)
  • 2019 Conference Convenor Representative: Kathryn Prince (The University of Western Australia)
  • Journal Editors: Katie Barclay (The University of Adelaide), Andrew Lynch (The University of Western Australia), Giovanni Tarantino (The University of Western Australia)
  • Ordinary members: Susan Broomhall (The University of Western Australia), Kirk Essary (The University of Western Australia), Ute Frevert (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin), Susan Matt (Weber State University), Piroska Nagy (Université du Québec à Montréal), Carly Osborn (The University of Adelaide), Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London), Peter Stearns (George Mason University), Stephanie Trigg (The University of Melbourne), Jakelin Troy (The University of Sydney), Charles Zika (The University of Melbourne)

SHE Statute

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Individual Membership:

The Society for the History of Emotions has three individual membership subscription categories: standard, concession and developing. Each category has the choice of receiving the Society’s biannual journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) either online only, or both online and in hard copy. Standard membership is for waged members; concession memberships are for members who are students, retired or unwaged; and developing memberships are for members from economically developing countries (the list of developing countries can be accessed here: https://www.isi-web.org/index.php/resources/developing-countries).

Membership plus online journal:

  • AUD70.00 (standard) 
  • AUD45.00 (concession ‒ students and unwaged)
  • AUD52.50 (developing country standard)
  • AUD33.75 (developing country concession ‒ students and unwaged)

Membership plus printed journal and online journal access:

  • AUD85.00 (standard) 
  • AUD60.00 (concession ‒ students and unwaged)
  • AUD63.75 (developing country standard)
  • AUD45.00 (developing country concession ‒ students and unwaged)

Join/subscribe to SHE for 2019 here

Enquiries: societyhistoryemotions@gmail.com

Institutional Subscription to the EHCS Journal:

Institutions may subscribe to the EHCS Journal through Brill, which is publishing the journal on behalf of the Society from 2018.

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Brill Institutional Annual EHCS Subscription rates (*):

  • EUR200.00/ USD250.00 (Online)
  • EUR220.00/ USD275.00 (Print only)
  • EUR242.00/ USD300.00 (Print + Electronic)
  • *Please check Brill's website for any update in institutional subscription rates.


Donations help to fund essay and book prizes, and enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend SHE conferences and events. 

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