The Inaugural Queen Mary History of Emotions Annual Lecture.
Professor Ute Frevert Director of the Centre for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
Emotions in History, Lost and Found, with a Postscript on Empathy
In this public lecture on “Emotions in History: Lost and Found”, Professor Ute Frevert will explain the central arguments of her recent book of the same title about the historicity of the emotions. The lecture will explain the idea of a political economy of emotions that has changed in its structure and functions over time, looking in particular detail at the historical trajectories of empathy and compassion as modern moral emotions. The lecture will analyse the ways that the limits of empathy were negotiated and renegotiated during the nineteenth century.
Monday 22nd October 2012 at 6pm to be followed by a drinks reception
Lecture Theatre, Arts Two building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End campus. Number 35 on the Campus Map.
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