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Folk’s interested in “Things” will be delighted to see this Conference happening at the Institute of Historical Research, London on the 11th and 12th of October 2013.

Emotional Objects: Touching Emotions in History

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Emotional Objects

Touching Emotions in Europe 1600-1900

11th-12th October 2013, Institute of Historical Research, London.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers for Emotional Objects: Touching Emotions in Europe 1600-1900, funded by the European Research Council project Spinning in the Era of the Spinning Wheel 1400-1800.

Emotional Objects aims to stimulate interdisciplinary debate concerning what objects can tell us about emotions, and what emotions contribute to material culture. In particular, it will explore the way the materiality of objects – the very stuff of which they were made – performed emotional work. In the course of the last decade, an emotional turn and a material turn have been identified as key events in historical scholarship. Nevertheless, the emotions and material culture have rarely been considered in combination. Emotional Objects aims to bring them together.

The keynote speaker Professor John…

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