Emotions in History News 2023

SHE sends its warmest congratulations to Professor Bradley Irish on being appointed Co-Editor in Chief of Emotion Review, the journal of the International Society for Research on Emotion.

You can read more about Bradley’s research and this interdisciplinary journal here.

EHCS Newletters

Click here to read the newsletter of 3 September 2021.

Click here to read the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions newsletter of the 9 April 2021.

Click here to read the newsletter of 21 Jun 2019.

Click here to read the newsletter of 4 December 2018.


The new issue of EHCS is now available to read online and in print. See Current Issue for more details.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for Council and Editors

The Society for the History of Emotions (SHE) is inviting you to nominate to join our Council from the end of 2021. If more than one member nominates for the same position on the Council, an election will be held at the biennial Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) this November, with handover expected to occur at the end of the year. The positions shall normally be held for two (minimum) to four years (maximum). Nominees must be financial members of the Society in 2021, and maintain financial membership for the duration of their tenure. Join or renew your membership of the Society for 2021 here. All positions fall vacant at the OGM:

CHAIR – Currently held by Jacqueline Van Ghent (second/final term). The Chair presides at Council meetings and the biennial Ordinary General Meeting.

TREASURER – Currently vacant. The Treasurer is responsible for managing the Society’s finances, balancing its expenditure with the income generated through membership and sponsorship. (Assistance and handover is available from former Treasurer, Tanya Tuffrey).

SECRETARY – Currently held by Anne Sophie Voyer (first/final term). The Secretary convenes and prepares Agenda and Minutes for three Council meetings each year and the biennial Ordinary General Meeting.  Other duties include monitoring the Society’s email account.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – Currently held by Catherine-Rose Hailstone (first term). Responsible for maintaining the Society’s academic and public outreach. Duties include updating the Society’s website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with news on member publications and Society events.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER – Currently held by Katrina Tap (second/final term). The administrative officer maintains the membership database; liaises with the journal publisher Brill and the Treasurer re: membership/journal subscription updates; monitors the Society’s email account.  

POSTGRADUATE REPRESENTATIVE – Currently held by Laura Collier and Hayley Ogle (first term). Postgraduate representatives ensure that postgraduate student and researcher voices are brought to the attention of the Council. Nominees must be enrolled as a postgraduate student at the commencement of their tenure to nominate for this post.

ORDINARY MEMBERS (up to 12 positions) – First term: Kirk Essary; Second/final term: Susan Matt, Piroska Nagy, Carly Osborn, Miri Rubin, Peter Stearns, Stephanie Trigg, Charles Zika.

Email your nomination by Saturday 2 October. Either click on this link or email Secretary, Anne Sophie Voyer at, c.c., using the subject header ‘SHE Nomination for Council Position [INSERT NAME OF POSITION]: Due 2 October 2021’, and include the following details in the text:

o   Full name

o   Contact email:

o   Institutional affiliation (if you have one)

o   The position on the SHE Council for which you are nominating

o   A brief bio (no more than 300 words)

o   Brief outline of your current research interests in the history of emotions (no more than 200 words)


Call for Editors: 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. 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.

JOURNAL EDITORS – The current editors are Katie Barclay, Andrew Lynch and Giovanni Tarantino. Due to the retirement of Andrew Lynch, we are now looking for one or more editors to join the editorial team, alongside Barclay and Tarantino. We are particularly interested in expressions of interest from emotions researchers who can expand the disciplinary, geographical and temporal breadth of the current editors (both historians of early modern Europe). This role involves full editorial responsibility for the two issues of the journal each year, including recruiting submissions, managing peer review and preparing articles for submission, proof-reading and similar activities. We are supported by our publishing team at Brill and a professional copyeditor. If you are interested, please send us a short expression of interest to detailing your research interest/expertise and any relevant experience by 30 September 2021.

BOOK REVIEWS EDITOREHCS also calls for a new book reviews editor or editors to take over this role from Giovanni Tarantino. The role involves identifying appropriate books and their reviewers, editing copy, and managing the timely submission of reviews. This role might be especially suitable for an ECR scholar who would like some experience of working as part of a journal editorial team; however we welcome expressions of interest from emotions scholars at any career stage. Please send a short expression of interest to detailing your research interests/expertise and any relevant experience by 30 September 2021. We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Other News

Congratulations to Dr Penelope Rossiter who has been awarded the Philppa Maddern Prize 2019 for her article: The Municipal Pool in Australia: Emotional Geography and Affective Intensities.’ Emotions, History, Culture, and Society 3.2 (2019): 300-320. Find out more here.