2. Theoretical Approaches | 8:30-10:15 AM
Jeremy C. Young is an assistant professor of history at Dixie State University and the author of The Age of Charisma: Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870-1940 (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2013. His articles have been published in the Journal of Social History and the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. His op-eds have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, the Salt Lake Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times. He also serves as Membership Secretary for the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He is currently completing an article on the history of experience and beginning research on a new book project on alternate realities in American culture.
4. Emotions History and Literature | 10:30-12:30 PM
Sarah McNamer is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies and Director of the Medieval Studies Program at Georgetown University. Her primary interest is in the interplay between literature and the history of emotion. Her book Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion received the Book of the Year award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature for 2010. Other awards include a Junior Fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows and fellowships from the NEH and ACLS. At present, she is at work on two book projects, Middle English Literature and the History of Emotion and Feeling By the Book: The Work of the Pearl Poet in the History of Emotion.
6. Emotions History in Classical Societies | 1:30-3:15 PM
David Konstan is Professor of Classics at New York University. Among his publications are Greek Comedy and Ideology (Oxford, 1995); Friendship in the Classical World (Cambridge, 1997); Pity Transformed (London, 2001); The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature (Toronto, 2006); “A Life Worthy of the Gods”: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus (Las Vegas, 2008); Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea (Cambridge, 2010); and Beauty: The Fortunes of an Ancient Greek Idea (Oxford, 2014). He is a past president of the American Philological Association (now the Society for Classical Studies), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Kate de Luna is an Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University. She uses historical linguistic, ethnographic, and archaeological evidence to study the history of oral societies in central Africa, from the third millennium BCE through the present.
Prof. Mati Meyer is head of Art Division at the Department of Literature, Language, and Arts at the Open University of Israel. She has published extensively on aspects of gender, iconography of the Bible, and illustrated manuscripts in Byzantine art. She has published a book entitled An Obscure Portrait: Imaging Women’s Reality in Byzantine Art (Pindar Press, 2009) and has co-edited with Katrin Kogman-Appel, Between Judaism and Christianity. Art Historical Essays in Honor of Elisheva (Elisabeth) Revel-Neher (Leiden: Brill, 2009). She is currently co-editing with Stavroula Constantinou a collected volume on emotions and gender in Byzantine culture (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming) and a work in progress dealing with gendered representations of the female body in the Byzantine illuminated book.
7. Connections: International Politics | 1:30-3:15 PM
Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is the author of Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (Routledge, New York, December 2017), and co-author with Vera Mackie of Remembering Women’s Activism (Routledge, London, 2018). Her research embraces: emotions, gender, nationalisms, anti-colonialisms, and imperialisms, with a special focus on historical understandings of shame and honour codes in feminist/anti-feminist, nationalist/imperialist entanglements. Her current research project investigates the role of gendered emotional regimes in feminist and anti-feminist ethics of violence across Britain, Ireland, and USA.
8. Emotions and Modern Intellectual History | 3:30-5:50 PM
Amir Minsky specializes in modern and early modern European intellectual history. His research concerns the Franco-German intellectual and cultural exchange during the Revolutionary Era (1750-1850), the transnational history of emotions in late 18th and 19th-century Europe, and the intersections of political , conceptual, and sentimental discourse in the print and popular culture of eighteenth-century Germany. He has published work on German travelogues of post-revolutionary France, the French revolutionary and Napoleonic administration in the Rhineland, and the sentimentalized concept of liberty in the political philosophy of the German late Enlightenment.
9. Race, Class, and Emotions | 3:30-5:30 PM
Javier Moscoso is Professor of Research in History and Philosophy of Science at the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). His book, Cultural History of Pain, was published in October 2011 in Taurus, and in 2012 the English translation was released by Palgrave-Macmillan. The French edition received the Libr’à nous award from the French booksellers for the best history book of 2015. In April 2014 he was Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in St. Louis, USA and most recently Georges Lurcy Visting Professor at the University of Chicago. His latest book, Broken Promises. A Political History of the Passions, has been published (in Spanish) in September 2017.
Sara Hidalgo (Basque Country University) graduated in Contemporary History (Deusto University, 2008). Master in Contemporary History (Basque Country University, 2009) and PhD in Political Sciences (University of Santiago de Compostela, 2016). I have spent two research periods at Duke University (2012 and 2015). I have written several articles in national and international scientific journals; published two books “Los resistentes, relato socialista sobre la violencia de ETA, 1984-2011” (2017) and “Emociones obreras, política socialista. Socialismo vizcaíno 1886-1916” (2017); and presented papers in several conferences. My research interest is the making of working class movement in Biscay and the history of the Basque Socialist Party throughout twentieth century. I have studied the topic by treating emotions and experience as the formative forces of the class conscience. I am also specialized in oral history, considering that the individual experience and memory are important elements for understanding the past. I have written several articles in national and international scientific journals and presented papers in several conferences.
13. Emotions in Modern Asia | 9:30-11:15 AM
Mark Jones is a professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. His first book is Children as Treasures: Childhood and the Middle Class in Early 20th Century Japan (Harvard University Asia Center, 2010). He is currently working on a book on romantic love and marriage in 1920s Japan.
17. Themes in Modern Emotions History | 2:15-4:15 PM
Susan Eckelmann Berghel is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Her manuscript in-progress, Freedom’s Little Lights: Children and Teenagers in the U.S. and Abroad during the Civil Rights Era, examines the nexus of teenage youth, civil rights, and Cold War politics during the 1950s and 1960s. With Paul Renfro and Sara Fieldston, Eckelmann Berghel is the coeditor of Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945, an edited anthology under contract with the University of Georgia Press. Her recent work on youth and citizenship and the black freedom struggle appeared in the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. In 2014, Eckelmann Berghel completed her Ph.D. in History and American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.