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Powerful Emotions/ Emotions and Power c.400-1850


Dates: 28‒29 June 2017
Venue: Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington Campus, York, UK
Contact: emotions@uwa.edu.au

Plenary speakers

Professor Rita Copeland (The University of Pennsylvania)
Professor David Lemmings (The University of Adelaide)

This interdisciplinary conference is jointly organised by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100‒1800) and the Centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of York.

Registration is now open.
Please register here


The conference program, with abstracts, is available here:
Program with abstracts


The 'Powerful Emotions/Emotions and Power' conference will commence with an opening reception at 18.30 on Tuesday 27 June at King’s Manor (directions are below).  The conference proceedings will begin at 9.30am on Wednesday 28 June. 

PowerPoint facilities will be available in all rooms for presenters use – all you need to do is bring your presentation on a USB stick and we will get you set up. If you have any special requirements please make these known to the organisers as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Please note that all papers should be strictly 20 minutes and we will be asking our chairs to strictly enforce this to ensure that we run to time.


The conference itself will be located in the Berrick Saul Building on the University of York’s Heslington West campus, which is on the edge of the town. The number 66 bus runs frequently from the train station and takes about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic.

Directions to campus, and to the Berrick Saul Building, can be found here.

The wine reception on Tuesday evening will take place in the Huntingdon Room in King’s Manor, which is located in York city centre, about a 10 minute walk from the train station. Directions to King’s Manor can be found here.

There will also be a buffet on Wednesday evening which takes place at the York Medical Society Rooms on Stonegate. Directions to the York Medical Society Rooms can be found here.

Image: 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 Venezia