1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions – Call For Papers

1st International Conference on Contemporary and Historical Approaches to Emotions
UOW Sydney CBD Campus (Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia)
5-6 December, 2016

Hosts: University of Wollongong (UOW)’s Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN), the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE), and The Australian Sociological Association’s Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group (TASA SEA) Venue:

The conference will bring together researchers working in the area of emotions in contemporary and historical societies from a range of disciplines for the first time, including sociology, philosophy, politics, law, history, literature, creative arts and media. It will showcase cutting-edge research from international experts on approaches to studying emotions from across these fields. We are interested in receiving and papers for presentation in expert panels and general sessions on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Emotions in space and place
  • The expression and function of emotions such as shame, anxiety, and anger in contemporary society
  • The relationship between emotions, embodiment, and affect
  • Emotion management in inter-personal relationships
  • Methodologies for researching emotions
  • The role of emotions in social change
  • Emotions in work and professional life
  • Emotions and care work
  • Emotions in the public sphere
  • Emotions in education
  • Emotions and law
  • The philosophy of emotions
  • The history of emotions
  • The creative and literary expression of emotions
  • Emotions and culture

Please submit a 500-word panel proposal, or a 200 word abstract for an individual paper to cern-uow@uow.edu.au by Friday 1 July 2016. For more information, and for updates about keynote speakers and other conference related information, please visit the CERN events page at: https://www.uowblogs.com/cern/category/events