Symposium Schedule

Subjectivity, Self-Narratives and the History of Emotions
International Symposium Schedule

British Academy Rising Stars Event led by Laura Kounine

Terrace Room, Bramber House, University of Sussex, 18 January 2019

9.00-9.15 Registration

9.15-9.30 Welcome and Introduction – Laura Kounine

9.30-10.30 Session 1 – Chair: Laura Kounine (Sussex)

9.30-10.00 Lyndal Roper “Writing Biography: Theology and Subjectivity”

10.00-10.30 Thomas Dixon “What is the History of Anger a History of?”


10.30-11.00 Coffee Break and Pastries


11.00-12.15 Session 2 – Chair: Eva Johanna Holmberg (Helsinki/QMUL)

11.00-11.30 Tim Hitchcock “Historical Simulacra: Breathing Life into the Digital Dead”

11.30-12.00 Rhodri Hayward “R. G. Collingwood, Magic Shoes and Plasticine: Thinking about a Material History of the Inner Life”

12.00-12.15 Discussion of morning sessions


12.15-1.30 Lunch


13.30-14.30 Session 3 – Chair: Lucy Noakes (Essex)

13.30-14.00 Bill Reddy “Crises of Subjectivity: Early Modern Turning Points in the History of the Self.”

14.00-14.30 Ute Frevert “Emotions as Individual and Social”


14.30-15.00 Coffee Break and Biscuits


15.00-16.00 Session 4 – Chair: Hester Barron (Sussex)

15.00-15.30 Claire Langhamer “Feelings, Work and Selfhood”

15.30- 16.00 Penny Summerfield “Seeking the Subjective in the Past: Historians, Evidence and Personal Narratives”


16.00-16.15 Break


16.15-17.00 Roundtable, chaired by Laura Kounine, with comments from Ute Frevert, Claire Langhamer and Bill Reddy


17.00-18.00 Book launch for Laura Kounine’s ‘Imagining the Witch: Emotions, Gender and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany’ and wine reception