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The Emotional Life of Objects

Bishop’s Gloves, first quarter 17th century. Silk & metal.Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.By Lisa Beaven, CHE postdoctoral researcher at The University of Melbourne Our relationship with things is complex. Often we acquire and use...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 Feb 2016

Emotion, Memory, Photography

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESGroup activity, For Future Reference, Kelvin Lau (2015 By Penelope Lee, CHE Education and Outreach Office, The University of Melbourne  All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s...
From: Histories of Emotion on 4 Feb 2016

Music and memory in “Love Tokens”

A composite image of emotionally charged objects belonging to Joe Chindamo that inspired some of the compositions premiered at “Love Tokens.” By Stephanie Trigg, CHE Chief investigator, The University of Melbourne  ‘When I am laid,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 16 Nov 2015

A Year with Bluestone: An Emotional History

Emotions are everywhere. We most commonly think of them as governing inter-personal relationships; or, as much CHE research is showing, as driving political and historical change.  But as many contemporary thinkers are realising, the “human” is not...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Jan 2015

A breastplate reveals the story of an Australian frontier massacre

By Penny Edmonds, University of Tasmania The breastplate given to ‘U. Robert King of the Big River and Big Leather Tribes’ by an unknown settler at Goonal station. Photo Dragi Markovic, National Museum of Australia The flood of coverage of the centenary...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Nov 2014

The frightening ball of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots: A Halloween tale

Image: “Stirling castle at night”.  Licensed under Creative Commons  via Wikimedia Commons by CHE Honorary Chief Investigator  Susan Broomhall Lodged in the rafters of the Queen’s bedchamber at Stirling Castle, excavators found a...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Oct 2014

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