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 Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800 (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.


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