Research Focus Group Talk: Consensus without Collaboration? The Future of Emotion Research from the Perspective of History

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Rob Boddice

January 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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In recent years, multiple disciplines have converged on a biocultural understanding of human emotion, sensation and experience, but knowledge production in disciplinary silos remains. This talk is about the discipline of history’s positionality in this budding, if unwitting, consensus among social neuroscientists, social psychologists, transcultural psychiatrists, neurophilosophers, and social scientists. Positioning history as a bridge builder, it nevertheless outlines the significant obstacles to genuine transdisciplinary collaboration.

Rob Boddice (Ph.D., FRHistS) is Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experience, Tampere University, Finland. He is the author/editor of 13 books, including Knowing Pain: A History of Sensation, Emotion and Experience (Polity Press, 2023), Humane Professions: The Defence of Experimental Medicine, 1876-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and A History of Feelings (Reaktion, 2019). A leading scholar in the history of emotions, his revised and fully updated second edition of The History of Emotions is forthcoming from Manchester University Press.

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Sponsored by the IHC’s Emotions in History Research Focus Group


January 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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