The History of Emotions

Making sense of past emotions - a seminar on the history of emotions

The interest in emotions is rapidly expanding within the field of history. To encourage further development of the field within a Danish context, this seminar brings together people from different backgrounds and disciplines working at the intersection of emotions and history.
The seminar will shed light on emotions and sensibilities both as objects of study and as a means of obtaining and conveying knowledge about the past. Furthermore, we raise the question of what sets the history of emotions apart from other histories – if anything? Are emotions just another discourse or are they something different, and therefore in need of a particular set of theoretical and methodological tools?