Professor Susan Broomhall, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA Node) Free Public Lecture

“A state of excitement? WA’s heritage of European emotions”, (Professor Susan Broomhall, UWA)

Date: Tuesday 10 May, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Venue: The University of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley, 6009 WA
Booking: Free event. RSVP online here, 08 6488 3858,

Professor Susan Broomhall, from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, examines the long history of emotional contact between our continent’s western edge and Europe, stretching back well before British settlement in 1829. From medieval maps to early exploration, these lands and their peoples have been the subject of curiosity and wonder, greed and envy, fear and anger: a site of European competition far away that has shaped the borders of our state and of profound, sometimes difficult, interactions with local peoples. The heritage of these emotions has continuing impact on the state today, from geographic markers, the location of towns and cities to our cultural institutions and social orientations.