CHEP was constituted in 2007 by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at Umeå University (Sweden) with the express purpose of providing a forum for discussion and seminars, establishing contact with other research groups and developing an international network for research in the history of emotions before modernity (the turn of the 19th century). A first international workshop was organised in Umeå in October 23-26 2008.
The network is administered by the founding committee of scholars at Umeå University:
Mohammad Fazlhashemi, History of Ideas
Jonas Carlquist, Scandinavian Languages
Jonas Liliequist, History/Gender Studies
Caroline Boucher, History
Ann-Catrine Eriksson, History and Theory of Art
Hanna Zipernovszky, Religious Studies
Kerstin Thörn, History of Ideas
Rolf Hugoson, Political Science
Theme and Aims
The theme “cultural history of emotions in premodernity” aims to bring together scholars and post-graduate students from a broad range of disciplines. The history of emotions should not be confined to specific disciplines, methodologies or geographical areas but is best understood from the perspective of interdisciplinary and comparative approaches. We welcome contributions to all aspects of the history of emotions, from approaches as diverse as possible and especially in comparative perspectives across cultures.
Our aims could be summarised as:
∙ providing a forum for discussion, contact and news
∙ establishing contact with other research groups
∙ initiating new research projects
∙ organising seminars, workshops and conferences
Joining the Network
By logging in, scholars and post-graduate students are free to join the network which will allow access to the forum for discussion, the possibility of posting announcements of coming events and plans, and a continuous updating through our mailing list.
We hope that this site will make it possible for people to come together for discussions and collaboration in future research projects.
On the agenda for the near future is the publishing of contributions to the workshop, applications for research projects and preliminary plans for a new international conference in 2010.