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Romance and Valentine’s Day: An Interview with Dr Danijela Kambaskovic-Schwartz

  Figure 1: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini, 1855. Courtesy of Tate Creative Commons.What are you passionate about? I am passionate about many things, but I am most passionate about my husband and my family, the deep love and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 13 Feb 2017

Continental Shift III: The Impact of Science

Three blog posts on Three Early Paintings in ‘Continental Shift’, an Exhibition of Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Paintings at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 30 July 2016-5 February 2017.  By Richard Reed.    ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Feb 2017

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

Fire writing and Emotional Health

Image: ‘Bushfire burning through undergrowth’. n.d. Courtesy of the State Library of Victoria.By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne  Earlier this month, after almost eight years, survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires of February...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Dec 2016


TINA festival, Newcastle (NSW), 28 September–1October 2016. By Umberto Grassi, The University of Sydney ‘This Is Not Art’ – TINA – is an art festival that has taken place annually in Newcastle, Australia, since 1998. Each...
From: Histories of Emotion on 24 Nov 2016

Emotions in Legal Practices Conference: Some Thoughts

  Engraving of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Hugh Dillon, Deputy State Coroner, New South Wales  Every day of the week, in trial courts all over the world, juries are told to ‘hearken...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Nov 2016

‘Some Stories Last More than a Lifetime’: Emotions, Temporality and the Ghost Tours of Port Arthur, Tasmania

Ghost Tour at Port Arthur. Photographer: Simon Birch. Image courtesy Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.By Alicia Marchant, History and Classics, The University of Tasmania About 11 o’clock I saw some loose earth fall into the trench,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 28 Oct 2016

Reflecting on Children’s Voices: Creating space to listen

Image: Brock Brown, Feelings of Black Saturday, 2009, acrylic on paper, 29.6 x 41.8 cm, The Cunningham Dax Collection, 2015.0091Last week I had the privilege of convening the ‘Children’s Voices in Contemporary Australia’ symposium with...
From: Histories of Emotion on 15 Sep 2016

The ‘Treasured Possessions’ Exhibition

  By Kimberley-Joy Knight, The University of Sydney As I hold in my hands the book proofs for the ‘Treasured Possessions’ project, I get a strong feeling that this will become one of my most cherished objects. Inside its pages are oral...
From: Histories of Emotion on 18 Aug 2016

Feelings for Powerful Women

Catherine de Medici, as depicted in Sid Meier’s ‘Civilization VI’.By Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia The makers of the next instalment of Sid Meier’s strategy game, Civilization VI have just announced the debut...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Jul 2016

Othello on Trial (or the Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife): A Theatre in Education Project

By Adrian Howe Othello on Trial (or the Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife) is the first play in a planned Theatre in Education trilogy. Born of fatigue with indifferent or disavowing academic audiences, the project is designed to engage what Edward Said...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Jul 2016

An Engagement with ‘The Emotional Life of Objects’: Curators, Teachers, Students and an Artist

Writings and objects from exhibition and workshop participants.‘It ought to be obvious that the objects that occupy our daily lives are in fact the objects of a passion, that of personal possession, whose quotient of invested affect is in no way...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Jun 2016

Writing from the Heart

Image: Photograph taken by Elfie Shiosaki, 2015By Dr Elfie Shiosaki It was we who did the dispossessing… We took the children from their mothers. We failed to ask – how would I feel if this were done to me? (Paul Keating, 1992) In his historic...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 May 2016

A Call for Critique

Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate Flag in Columbia, South Carolina. Image attribution: Bree Newsome.By Spencer Jackson, The University of Queensland The Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Queensland is hosting a series of public...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 May 2016

The Emotions of Loss

  Henry in the Snow, 2003By Grace Moore, The University of Melbourne At 11 this morning, I’ll watch my dear friend Henry close his eyes for the last time. He first came to live with me when he was an eight week-old puppy: sassy, energetic and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 12 May 2016

An emotional celebration: Shakespeare, Past, Present & Future

  Sue Broomhall lecturing at the Institute of Advanced Studies at The Univiersity of Western Australia. Photo credit Sanna Peden.This month, April 2016, there were a myriad of events celebrating William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Apr 2016

Property, Weather and the Matter of Emotional Inheritance: Earth Day 2016

Photo by Michael Hoffmann. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.By Jennifer Hamilton One line of questioning stemming from my current research project, ‘Weathering the City’, relates to the affective–social phenomenon known colloquially...
From: Histories of Emotion on 22 Apr 2016

Emotions in 3D: digital modelling at the museum

William Burke’s hat, one of the objects in the Emotions3D collection (Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum).By Associate Investigator Jane-Heloise Nancarrow As I took a meticulous series of photographs – dozens from every angle – of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Apr 2016

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.