Related Centres, Projects, and Resources:
- History of Emotions Research Center
At the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, directed by Professor Ute Frevert
- Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence: History of Emotions
A major project studying the cultural and social histories of emotions in Europe, 1100-1800
- ACCESS: Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotional and Sensory Studies
A platform for cooperation between scholars from the humanities, the social sciences, and the life sciences
- University of Exeter 'History of Stress: Medical Research and Contested Knowledge in the Twentieth Century'
This project examines the history of laboratory and clinical studies of stress and the emergence of stress as an occupational disease, as well as popular understandings and experiences of stress.
- University of Manchester: 'Knowledge of Emotion: Expression and Social Cognition'
The AHRC-funded Knowledge of Emotion project began in April 2012 and will run until September 2015, investigating the role of emotional expression in social cognition.
- The History of Physiognomy
A Leverhulme Trust International Network organised by Queen Mary, University of London; Ecole Supérieure Normale (Paris); and Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa).
- Languages of Emotion Cluster of Excellence
A research group at the Free University in Berlin focussing on language and affect in the arts, language, cognition and culture.
- CHEP - Cultural History of Emotions in Premodernity
An Interdisciplinary Network run by scholars at the University of Umeå
- EMMA - Les émotions au Moyen Âge
A research project on the relevance of a historical anthropology of emotions and affective phenomena as applied to the Middle Ages.
- History of Emotions Blog
A blog run by Calum Walker, launched in October 2008.
- 'Worrying about emotions in history'
An important and influential review essay by Barbara Rosenwein on the historiography of emotions, published in The American Historical Review in 2002.
- H-Madness Resources
A collection-point for primary and secondary resources in the history of psychiatry hosted by the h-Madness blog.
- Emotions and Disease in Historical Perspective.
A helpful online overview connected to an exhibition put on by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 1996.
Online historical texts:
- Cicero, De Officiis (44 BC), trans. Walter Miller (1913) – at the Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics; also available here at the Internet Archive.
- René Descartes, The Passions of the Soul (1649) – in French and English at the Descartes Web Project.
- David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature (1739) – at University of Adelaide Web Books.
- Francis Hutcheson, An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense (1742) – at the Online Library of Liberty.
- Jonathan Edwards, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections (1754) - at the Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University.
- Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) – at the Online Library of Liberty.
- Thomas Brown, Lectures of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (1822) - at the Internet Archive.
- Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) – at The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online.
- William James, ‘What is an emotion?’ (1884) – at Classics in the History of Psychology.
- Carl Georg Lange, ‘The Mechanism of the Emotions’ (1885/1912) – at Classics in the History of Psychology.
- G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica (1903) – at the Fair Use Repository
- William McDougall, An Introduction to Social Psychology, 14th edition (1919) - at the McMaster Archive for the History of Economic Thought.
- William H. R. Rivers, Instinct and the Unconscious (1920) - at Classics in the History of Psychology.