News at the Centre for the History of the Emotions
Post-Doc Opportunity at the Centre for the History of the Emotions
As part of the new strategic partnership between Queen Mary and the University of Warwick, the Centres for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary and the History of Medicine at Warwick are collaborating on a history of mental health care in post-war Britain. The first stage of this research has been a witness seminar involving leading policy makers, practitioners, and historians. The Centres are now seeking to appoint two postdoctoral fellows to examine in depth one aspect of this history: the relationship between ethnicity and mental health in Britain since 1945. We look to appoint Fellows who are equipped to undertake advanced level research in the field of post-war British mental health and ethnicity and who have an aptitude for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. The deadline for applications for these two posts is 11 May 2012. Read more....
PhD Studentship in Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History
Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded PhD Studentship in Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2012. For more information please visit our funding page.
Society for the Social History of Medicine Summer Conference - Call for Papers
Queen Mary, University of London, 10-12 September 2012
Proposals are invited on the theme 'Emotions, Health and Wellbeing'
For further information, please visit our events page
Congratulations to Tiffany Watt-Smith!
We are delighted to announce that Tiffany Watt-Smith, a former PhD student of the Centre and our current Research and Events Officer has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held from 2011-14 at the Centre and in the School of English and Drama to work on 'The "Echo Principle": Bodily Imitation in Science and Culture, 1850-1940'.
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our forthcoming international interdisciplinary conference ‘Mastering the Emotions: Control, Contagion and Chaos, 1800 to the Present Day’. See our Events page for further details.
There will be two lunchtime research seminars in March 2011. See our Events page for full details.
We are pleased to announce two fully funded PhD studentships to start in September 2011: one on 'Emotions and the Home in Modern Britain' and the second on 'Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History'. Full details on our Funding page.
Jessica Riskin will be speaking, at an event hosted jointly with the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, on Wednesday 26 January. See our Events page for full details.
A ten-minute film of the 'Embodied Emotions' day at Osmani Primary School on 1 April is now available on the Loud Minority Films website. This gives an idea of what we have been doing on our AHRC Beyond Text project recently.