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Your search for posts with tags containing Objects and Emotions found 19 posts

The Statues of a Scottish Childhood: Emotions and History

By Katie Barclay, The University of Adelaide When I was born, my parents were living in the outbuildings of an early nineteenth century gentleman’s farmhouse, Auchlochan House, built on the ruins of an even older farm, in rural Lanarkshire in Scotland....
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Jun 2020

The Vault

Interview with Carly Osborn and Justin Wight, by Erika von Kaschke. The Vault is an online game project of CHE for ages 12–15 years, connecting emotions, history and material culture. The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for...
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Nov 2018

Light, Beauty and Emotions in Chartres Cathedral

By Sarah Randles, The University of Melbourne/University of Tasmania Although today we do not usually think of the phenomenon of light as an aspect of material culture, it fits James Deetz’s definition of material culture as ‘that sector of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 11 Mar 2018

Ecstasy: Notes from the Literary and Philosophical Traditions

By Peter Holbrook (The University of Queensland) Nigel Milsom (Australia 1975– ) Judo House Part 6 (The White Bird) 2014–15 oil on linen 230 x 194 cm Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales – Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Sep 2017

Objects and Emotions: Rituals, Routines, Collections and Communities

By Sasha Handley, The University of Manchester Welcome to ‘Objects and Emotions: Rituals, Routines, Collections and Communities’ – the exciting new international collaboration between scholars at the universities of Melbourne and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Apr 2017

Mourning Children with Objects

By Jennifer Jorm, The University of Queensland   High rates of infant and child mortality did not numb parents to the loss of their children. Mourning tokens commissioned after the death of children, and the identification tokens left with children...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Mar 2017

‘Love and Friendship: Part Two’

By Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia As Susan Broomhall discussed in ‘Love and Friendship: Part One’, analysing the correspondence between Maria Theresia and her daughter Marie-Antoinette, and between Catherine de Medici...
From: Histories of Emotion on 2 Mar 2017

Love and Friendship: Part One

By Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia Box in the form of a dog on stand, Japan 18th century wood, lacquer, glass © RMN-Grand Palais (Chateau de Versailles) / Thierry Ollivier.  The current ‘Versailles: Treasures from...
From: Histories of Emotion on 27 Feb 2017

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

The Rituals of Romantic Love

Detail of a miniature of the allegorical personifications of Friendly Expression and Courteous Manner, catching flighty hearts in their net; from Pierre Sala, Petit Livre d’Amour, France (Paris and Lyon), c. 1500, Stowe MS 955, f. 13r Courtesy of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 20 Sep 2016

Chinoiserie & the Fashioning of the Self through Aesthetics of Exoticism

  Nicole Kidman in John Galliano dress, Dior, spring/summer 1997 haute couture. Chartreuse silk charmeuse with macramé and embroidery of polychrome silk thread; brown mink fur.A chartreuse garment in silk charmeuse. A mesh back that is framed...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 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

A Research Workshop on Medieval Emotions and Contemporary Methodologies

Giovanni Pisano, The Crucified Christ, c.1285-1300. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.By Rebecca F. McNamara, CHE Honorary Research Associate What are the methodological and scholarly challenges of working in the history of emotions? What theoretical...
From: Histories of Emotion on 4 Aug 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

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

Seeing, touching and feeling the divine: materiality and devotion in religious cloisters

“Madonna of the Rosary” by Lorenzo Lotto (1539). Image Courtesy of Wikiemedia Commons.By Julie Hotchin and Claire Walker Monastic cloisters provide fertile ground for exploring how emotions might be learned in a religious space designed and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Mar 2016

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

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

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