2. Theoretical Approaches | 8:30-10:15 AM

Nicole Eustace (New York University, is a professor of history at New York University, where she has leadership roles in both the history of women and gender program and the Atlantic history workshop. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion. She is the author of Passion Is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution (2008) and 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (2012), and a coeditor of Warring for America, 1803–1818 (2018).
Chris Walsh (Boston University, is Director of the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Program at Boston University and has also taught at Emerson College, the Harvard Extension School, and the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.  His work has appeared in Aeon, Civil War History, Foreign Affairs, the New Republic and the New York Times, and his book Cowardice: A Brief History came out in paperback last year.
Jeremy C. Young (Dixie State University, 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.
Marja Jalava (Culture and Art Studies University, Finland, acts as Professor in Cultural History at the University of Turku. Her research interests lie in intellectual history, history of historiography, history of emotions, and the modern history of the Nordic countries. Among her recent publications are the co-authored (with Bo Stråth) article “Scandinavia / Norden” in European Regions and Boundaries, eds. Diana Mishkova and Balázs Trencsényi (Berghahn, 2017), the co-edited (with Pertti Haapala and Simon Larsson) anthology Making Nordic Historiography. Connections, Tensions & Methodology, 1850–1970 (Berghahn, 2017), and the co-edited (with Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang) anthology Decentering European Intellectual Space (Brill, 2018).

3. Languages of Gender, Emotions, and Migration | 8:30-10:15AM

Linda Reeder (University of Missouri, is an associate professor of History and affiliate of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on gender, national belonging and mobility in 19th and 20th-century Italy.
Marcelo Borges (Dickinson College, is Professor of History at Dickinson College, where he teaches Latin American history and migration history. His current research focuses on personal letters, identity, and emotional connections among migrants from southern Europe to the Americas and their families.
Sonia Cancian (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is a historian interested in migration, emotions, letters, family, and gender. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.

4. Emotions History and Literature | 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Sarah McNamer (Georgetown University, 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.
Bradley J. Irish (Arizona State University, is an assistant professor of English at Arizona State University, where he focuses on Renaissance literature and culture. His articles on early modern emotion have appeared in journals like Shakespeare Survey, Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language; his first book, Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling, was published earlier this year by Northwestern University Press.
Rebecca McNamera (Westmont College, received her DPhil in English at the University of Oxford and went on to study emotions related to the suicidal impulse in the Middle Ages as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions at the University of Sydney. She has taught medieval literature at UCLA and is now an Assistant Professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She practices bringing the history of emotions into the classroom alongside her research on emotions related to suicide in medieval English literature.

5. Expanding the Geography of Emotions History | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Garry Sparks (George Mason University, is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University where he focuses on theories of religion and culture and the ethnohistory of Christianities, namely among the Highland Maya. He has recently published his first book The Americas’ First Theologies: Early Sources of Post-Contact Indigenous Religion (Oxford University Press, 2017), and is currently coordinating a scholarly translation of the Theologia Indorum (1553-54) from K’iche’an languages with funding from the NEH.
Sonam Kachru (University of Virginia, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia. A student of the history of philosophy, with a particular focus on the history of Buddhist philosophy in South Asia, he is especially interested in the history of such concepts as minds, persons, and selves. He is currently working on a monograph on the Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu, tentatively titled Dreams, Demons, and Beyond: On The Natural Life of Minds in Indian Buddhism.
Jeffrey Fleisher (Rice University, is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rice University.  His regional specialty is on the Swahili coast of eastern Africa, focusing on rural and non-elite residents in and around first and second millennium CE urban centers.  His current research focuses on the use of open and public space at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara in southern Tanzania, and on issues of mobility in Iron Age Zambia.

6. Emotions History in Classical Societies | 1:30-3:15 PM

David Konstan (New York University, 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 (Georgetown University, 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 (Open University of Israel, 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

Greg Castillo (University of California, Berkeley, is an Associate Professor at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has received grants and fellowships from the German Fulbright Fund, the Getty Research Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Ford Foundation. His work on cold war design politics and practices include a monograph, Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), a book in progress, Cold War Under Construction: Architecture and the Division of Germany, and essays in numerous collections and museum catalogues. While continuing to investigate European interwar and postwar design, he is also researching San Francisco Bay Area counterculture design. He has published articles on the topic and with Lee Stickells is assembling a co-edited collection of essays titled Design Radicals: Spaces of Bay Area Counterculture.
Frank Costigliola (University of Connecticut, is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut. His publications relevant to emotions history include Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War (Princeton, 2012), “Reading for Emotion” in Costigliola and Michael J. Hogan (ed.), Explaining American Foreign Relations History (Cambridge, 2016), and “”I React Intensely to Everything’:  Russia and the Frustrated Emotions of George F. Kennan, 1933-58,” Journal of American History (March 2016). He has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (University of Wollongong, 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

Sophie Doucet (Université du Québec à Montréal, is a final-year PhD candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her dissertation is about the emotional landscape of a bourgeois French Catholic diarist at the turn of the twentieth century. A former journalist of society and culture, she is a member of the board of directors of the Archives Passe-Mémoire, a Montréal organisation dedicated to the conservation of autobiographical writings of “ordinary people.”
Lone Kølle Martinsen (The Grundtvig Study Center, Denmark, is a senior researcher at The Grundtvig Study Centre, University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is a cultural historian and works interdisciplinary between history, literature and art history in the long 19th century. Amongst her publications in English are “Combining Intellectual History and the History of the Book: A Case Study on the Concept of Folk in Popular Literature in the 19th Century,” Contributions to the History of Concepts, winter 2015, volume 10 (2) and “These Children of Nature: Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth Century Imaginings of Greenland,” Norden / The North: Anglo-Nordic Exchanges 1700-1850 (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2017).
Amir Minsky (New York University, Abu Dhabi, 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.
Anthony Dyer Hoefer (George Mason University, is an Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of the Honors College at George Mason University. He is the author of Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary (Ohio State UP: 2012).

9. Race, Class, and Emotions | 3:30-5:30 PM

Karen Lystra (California State University, Fullerton, recently retired after 42 years of teaching in the American Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton. (She was a child when she began.) She has received a year-long National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, numerous summer grants, a Distinguished Faculty Award, and was President of the Western Association of Women Historians. Perhaps her most meaningful recognition was the student-directed Outstanding Honors Professor of the Year. She has published two books in the field of emotional history: Searching the Heart: Women, Men, and Romantic Love in Nineteenth-century America and the lesser known Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years, which focuses on the often negative emotional responses of Twain and his circle of intimates to the epilepsy that his youngest daughter, Jean Clemens, struggled to normalize in a hostile environment.
Heather Andrea Williams (University of Pennsylvania, is Presidential Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Williams received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. She is the author of Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom, and Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery, both published by UNC Press, as well as American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction, published by Oxford University Press. Williams has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently at work on two projects: a documentary film based on interviews she conducted with Jamaicans who migrated to the United States in the1950s and 60s; and a book about murder in the antebellum South. She teaches courses on African American History with an emphasis on slavery and the aftermath of the American Civil War.
Javier Moscoso (Spanish National Research Council, 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.
Sebastian Schmidt (Rice University, – is the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture and the Humanities at Rice University. He received his Ph.D. in the History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture from MIT, and in 2016-17 held a fellowship at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University. With a background in cultural studies, his work brings together interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of the urban history of Germany, Japan, and the US in the 20th century.

10. Neuroscience and the History of Emotion | 8:00-9:15 AM

Rob Boddice (McGill University, works at the Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin and in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University. An historian of science, medicine and the emotions, he is the editor of Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave, 2014) and the author of The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (University of Illinois Press, 2016), Pain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The History of Emotions (Manchester University Press, 2018). Boddice currently holds a Marie-Curie Global Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Abigail Marsh (Georgetown University, aam72@georgetown.eduis an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown. I received my BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 1999 and my PhD in Social Psychology in 2004. Before coming to Georgetown, I conducted post-doctoral work at the NIMH from 2004-2008. My areas of expertise include social and affective neuroscience, particularly understanding emotional processes like empathy and how they relate to altruism, aggression, and psychopathy. This work is conducted in studies of adolescents and adults that incorporate neuroimaging, cognitive and behavioral testing, and pharmacology techniques. My work has been published in academic journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, the American Journal of Psychiatry, and JAMA Psychiatry. My lab’s work on neural and cognitive correlates of extraordinary altruism was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

11. Connections: Psychoanalysis and Psychological Constructivism | 8:00-9:15 AM

Shaul Bar-Haim (University of Essex, is a Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Essex. His research focuses on the history of psychoanalysis, childhood, and progressive education. His articles were published in journals such as History of the Human Sciences, History & Psychoanalysis, and History Workshop Journal (forthcoming). He is currently completing a monograph entitled ‘The Maternal State: Psychoanalysis, Motherhood and the British Welfare State’ (under contract with Penn University Press).
Rhodri Hayward (Queen Mary, University of London, is a Reader in the History of Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London and a co-founder of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. He has published on the history of dreams, Pentecostalism, demonology, cybernetics, and the relations between psychiatry and primary care. His current research examines the rise and political implications of psychiatric epidemiology in modern Britain. His book, Resisting History: Popular Religion and the Invention of the Unconscious was published by Manchester University Press in 2007 and The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care by Bloomsbury in 2014. With Felicity Callard, Angus Nicholls and Chris Renwick he edits the journal, History of the Human Sciences. 

12. Medieval Emotions | 9:30-11:15 AM

Lauren Mancia (Brooklyn College, City University of New York, is Assistant Professor of History at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and a Lecturer at The Met Cloisters. She earned her B.A. from Columbia, her M.A. from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and her Ph.D from Yale, and she has been the recipient of many grants and fellowship, including a Fulbright Research Grant to France. She has published articles on various aspects of medieval monastic devotional culture, and her forthcoming book is called Affecting Prayer: Emotional Devotion and Affective Piety at the Eleventh-Century Monastery of John of Fécamp.
Piroska Nagy (Université du Québec à Montréal, is Professor of Medieval History at Université du Québec à Montréal. Coordinating with Damien Boquet the first francophone research program on the history of emotions, EMMA, she has widely published on the history of medieval emotions and the historiography of emotions, since Le Don des larmes au Moyen Âge (Ve-XIIIe siècles), Paris: Albin Michel, 2000, up to Sensible Moyen Âge. Une histoire des émotions dans l’Occident médiéval, co-authored with Damien Boquet, Paris: Seuil, 2015 (English translation: Medieval Sensibilities. A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017). Currently her work concerns mainly the notion and manifestations of collective emotions.
Anne-Gaëlle Weber (Université du Québec à Montréal, – I am currently a PhD candidate in Medieval History under the direction of Pr. Geneviève Bührer-Thierry (Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Piroska Nagy (UQÀM, Montréal). My research focuses on missionnaries’ emotions, in North continental Europe, under the Carolingians rulers, through the hagiography. My interest is focused on the making of christian identity as a process wich integrates emotional norms and serves the integration of new christians at the margin of the Carolingian Empire.
Xavier Biron Oullet (Université du Québec à Montréal, is a PhD candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). His thesis is about the formation of a spiritual community surrounding the preacher Simone Fidati da Cascia in fourteenth-century Italy.

13. Emotions in Modern Asia | 9:30-11:15 AM

Jean Tsui (City University of New York, is Assistant Professor at the City University of New York. Her research focuses on late 19th to early 20th century China. She is particularly interested in late imperial intellectual history, philosophical hermeneutics, aesthetic theory, and translation studies. Currently Jean is using “affect and emotion” as analytical categories to interpret the radical intellectual transformation and disjunction China experienced at the turn of the twentieth century.
Amalya Layla Ashman (Seoul National University, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, at Seoul National University. She is currently writing a book, Han as Embodied Trauma: A post-Jungian Cultural Complex, due to be published by Routledge. Her works analyses emotions in South Korean modern history and popular culture, and her next research project will address how affective skills may lead to ’emotional citizenship’ for immigrants adapting to their host country.
Mark Jones (Central Connecticut State University, 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.

14. Connections: Military History | 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

Christopher Hamner (George Mason University, is an Associate Professor at George Mason University and a specialist in the social dimensions of U.S. military history. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina and is the author of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945, which examines the ways in which soldiers faced the terror and trauma of ground combat as military technology became increasingly powerful and more destructive.
Janet Lee (Oregon State University, is professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University where she teaches courses in feminist theories and methodologies, body politics, and cultural histories. Her research focuses on early-twentieth century feminist and queer British histories and the social histories of the U.S. Progressive Era. Current projects explore relationships between militarism, space, and modernity, particularly the ways the geographies of modernity shape embodied emotional performances of military masculinities among World War I airmen.
Rachel Engl (Lehigh University, is a PhD candidate in history at Lehigh University, where she is completing her dissertation, “America’s First Band of Brothers: Friendship and Camaraderie within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era.”  Her research has been supported by several institutions including the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the David Library of the American Revolution, and the Society of the Cincinnati.  This past year, she was the Amanda and Greg Gregory fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

15. Looking for Love: Romantic Love in Historical Perspective | 11:30 AM-1:15 PM

Alecia Simmonds (University of Technology Sydney, –
Sarah Pinto (Deakin University, is a Lecturer in Australian History at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are in public and popular history, the history and politics of emotions, gender and sexuality, and the study of place and landscape.
Hsu-Ming Teo (Macquarie University, is a literary novelist and cultural historian based in the Department of English at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Her academic publications include The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia (2017), Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels (2012), and Cultural History in Australia (2003), as well as a range of articles on the history of travel, Orientalism, imperialism, fiction, and popular culture. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies and an editorial board member of the Journal of Australian Studies, the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. Her novels include Love and Vertigo (2000) and Behind the Moon (2005).
Katie Barclay (The University of Adelaide, is a Senior Lecturer in the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions, University of Adelaide and in 2017-18, a EURIAS Marie Curie Fellow at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus Universitet. She is the author of Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850 (2011) and Men on Trial: Performing Emotion, Embodiment and Identity in Ireland, 1800-1845 (2018), and numerous articles on family, gender and emotion. With Andrew Lynch, she edits Emotions: History, Culture, Society. 

16. Themes in Early Modern/Modern Emotions History| 2:15-4:15 PM

William Reddy (Duke University, is the author of The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions (2001) and The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan (900-1200 CE) (2012), among other works. Professor emeritus of history at Duke University, he is currently working on the relation of “emotions” and “reason” in seventeenth-century thought and practice.
Jeremy DeWaal (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen, is a Postdoctoral Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and is currently working on a project on the emotional history of the Carnival tradition in longue durée perspective. The project seeks to examine the history of exuberant joy and develop a new methodology involving the tracing of shifting emotional encodings of ritual traditions. DeWaal’s previous work has focused on an emotional turn to Heimat feeling in the ruins of postwar West Germany as a site of imagined recovery.
Sarah Meacham (Virginia Commonwealth University, is an Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is the author of Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake with Johns Hopkins University Press. She is currently writing a book on the invention of the emotion of “cheerfulness” in early America.

17. Themes in Modern Emotions History | 2:15-4:15 PM

Susan Lanzoni (Harvard University, is an historian of science who earned her Ph.D. at Harvard. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the history of psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. Her book, Empathy: A History, will appear in September, 2018 with Yale University Press.  It details the complex history of the concept of empathy from its beginnings in nineteenth century German aesthetics to its many meanings and practices in the social and psychological sciences across the twentieth century, ending with the recent neuroscience of empathy. Lanzoni teaches at the Division of Continuing Education at Harvard University.
Thomas W. Dodman (Columbia University, is Assistant Professor in the Department of French, Columbia University. His book, What Nostalgia Was, was recently published by U. of Chicago Press.
Julian Polain (University of Melbourne, is undertaking a PhD in History at The University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Prof Joy Damousi and Dr Mary Tomsic. His thesis, Dreaming of the Devil: A History of Nightmare in Australian Culture, investigates the cultural meanings of nightmare with a focus on twentieth-century Australian contexts. He undertook undergraduate study at The University of Western Australia and the University of Glasgow before completing his Bachelor of Arts at The University of Melbourne in 2015, receiving First Class Honours and the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Exhibition for his thesis, Bodily Frontiers: Sex, Violence, Crossing and Loss in Australian Gothic Landscapes. His creative works have been published in emPOWa: Poetry from Western Australia and Five Bells, and he has worked extensively in the music industry, having assistant-directed the 2013 WAMi Festival on behalf of West Australian Music, and having performed on Mongrel Country, an LP released in 2009.
Susan Eckelmann Berghel (University of Tennessee Chattanooga, ) 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.
Martín Bowen-Silva (New York University, Abu Dhabi, is Assistant Professor of History at New York University Abu Dhabi. His research focuses on the relation between communication and politics in Latin America and the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolutions.