Emotions: History, Culture, Society Journal

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary biannual journal published by Brill Publishing on behalf of the Society for the History of Emotions. Learn more about submissions here.

EHCS is dedicated to understanding the emotions as culturally and temporally situated phenomena, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience and action by individuals, groups, societies and cultures.

EHCS welcomes theoretically informed work from a range of historical, cultural and social domains. We aim to illuminate (1) the ways emotion is conceptualised and understood in different temporal or cultural settings, from antiquity to the present, and across the globe; (2) the impact of emotion on human action and in processes of change; and (3) the influence of emotional legacies from the past on current social, cultural and political practices.

EHCS is interested in multidisciplinary approaches (both qualitative and quantitative), from history, art, literature, languages, music, politics, sociology, cognitive sciences, cultural studies, environmental humanities, religious studies, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and related disciplines. We also invite papers that interrogate the methodological and critical problems of exploring emotions in historical, cultural and social contexts; and the relation between past and present in the study of feelings, passions, sentiments, emotions and affects. EHCS also accepts theoretically informed and reflective scholarship that explores how scholars access, uncover, construct and engage with emotions in their own scholarly practice.

EHCS publishes only in English. We typically expect the contributors for whom English is not a native language to be responsible for translation apart from exceptional circumstances. All submitted manuscripts must be original contributions that have never before been published (in any language) and are not under consideration for publication anywhere else.

EHCS is published twice a year. The first two issues of Volume 1 (2017) were published in June and December 2017 by the Society for the History of Emotions (SHE). Since 2018, EHCS has been published by Brill on behalf of the Society.

Note: Annual subscription by individuals to the Society for the History of Emotions includes access to the EHCS journal.

ISSN 2206-7485
e-ISSN 2208-522X

Current Issue

Katie Barclay, The University of Adelaide
Kathryn de Luna, Georgetown University
Giovanni Tarantino, University of Florence/COST Action PIMo

Book Reviews Editor:
Angela Harris, Durham University
Tiffany Hoffman, University of Toronto, CRRS

Advisory Board:
Susan Bandes, DePaul University
Roland Bleiker, The University of Queensland
Toby Burrows, The University of Western Australia
Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown University
Louis Charland, Western University, Canada
Louise D’Arcens, Macquarie University
Jane W. Davidson, The University of Melbourne
Stephanie Dickey, Queen’s University, Canada
Thomas Dixon, Queen Mary University of London
Karin Fierke, University of St Andrews
Yasmin Haskell, The University of Western Australia
Peter Holbrook, The University of Queensland
Emma Hutchison, The University of Queensland
Katherine Ibbett, University College London
David Konstan, New York University
David Lemmings, The University of Adelaide
Mary Luckhurst, The University of Melbourne
W. Gerrod Parrott, Georgetown University
Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University Chicago
Paolo Santangelo, Sapienza University of Rome
Monique Scheer, Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
Mick Smith, Queen’s University, Canada
François Soyer, University of New England
John Sutton, Macquarie University
Jonathan H. Turner, University of California, Riverside
Jacqueline Van Gent, The University of Western Australia
Robert S. White, The University of Western Australia
Harvey Whitehouse, University of Oxford
Michalinos Zembylas, Open University of Cyprus
Charles Zika, The University of Melbourne

Image: Front cover of journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society 1.1 (2017), featuring image of Cypripedium calceolus. Lady’s Slipper Orchid. Originally published in: Paxton’s Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants. Published in London. December 1836. Natural History Museum’s Botany Library. Plate Collection number 169 – Botanical London UK. Courtesy of the Natural History Museum, London, UK / Bridgeman Images.