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Slugs in a saw-pit hell to pay

“Two timorous duellists face each other at close quarters in a saw-pit, trembling and dropping their weapons, namely pistol and blunderbuss; each has a heap of weapons at his feet: sabres, rapier, pistol, more blunderbusses. The hair of both rises...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jun 2019

Protecting the Sabbath!!!, or, Coersion for England

A satire on the puritanical message of strictly observing the Sabbath. A puritan stands on a barrel marked ‘St. Andrew’, his arms held out making a cross. He cries: ‘Clear the Streets of all Evil doers – Remember ye keep Severely...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Mar 2019

Black eyed lovers

“Satire on servants; a scene in a pantry with a liveried servant retreating in horror from a stout woman, probably a cook; he holds his hand to his face which sports two black eyes and she, scowling in fury, extends her right fist.”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Feb 2019

When the Halls are Full of Monsters

Rehearsal halls have to be, by definition, safe spaces. They have to be places where people can be as vulnerable as necessary, as open as they need to be, as free of inhibitions, as daring, as fearless, as liberated as the work requires. I am sick and...
From: dispositio on 4 Jan 2018

The Emotional Nature of Belief in Demons

By Juanita Feros Ruys, The University of Sydney One of the most interesting aspects of the intellectual history of the Middle Ages is the question of epistemology: how people ‘knew’ things. This is a particularly pertinent question when, as...
From: Histories of Emotion on 8 Sep 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

Up Close and Personal: Celebrity Politicians and Modern Democracy

Image: Image: William Hogarth, A Just View of the British Stage (Undated, c18, collection of the V&A).By Rebecca Tierney-Hynes, University of Waterloo The recent US election has made us all think about what it means to combine politics and celebrity,...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Dec 2016

Conspiracy and Paranoia in the Age of Trump

By Bryan Banks I’ve been thinking a lot about conspiracies in history of late. All the talk of rigged elections, voter fraud, “birtherism,” Russian connections, the holy grail of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, global banking...
From: Age of Revolutions on 7 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

These Walls of Straw of Straw and Paper: Trump, Luther and Political Populism

Image by author.By Martin Laidlaw, The University of Dundee A survey of emotional responses to Donald J. Trump would no doubt produce an interesting array of adjectives. In the postgraduate office of Dundee University, my colleagues offer me terms such...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Oct 2016

Elizabeth Drinker’s Haitian Revolution

By James Alexander Dun Elizabeth Drinker, a Quaker woman living in Philadelphia, heard stories from Saint Domingue.  She recorded some of them in her diary, a record she kept in various forms for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1758 and ending days...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Sep 2016

A Brief Note on Feelings, Facts & Donald J. Trump

  Even in AD 2000, who among us is so cynical that he doesn’t have some good old corny American hope way down deep in his heart, lying dormant like a spinster’s ardor, not dead but just waiting for the right guy to give it to?            ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 26 Aug 2016

Brexit: A Modern Day Heresy?

A Modern Day Heresy?[1] By CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow Gordon D. Raeburn Brexit, that awful portmanteau that, as I type, Word tells me has already been accepted as a genuine word in the English language, has been front and centre in the news and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 1 Jul 2016

Emotions Left Behind: Other Narratives of Early Modern Migration

Sebastian Vrancx, Soldiers plundering a farmhouse, ca. 1600. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin.By Susan Broomhall, The University of Western Australia In National Refugee Week (19–26 June 2016), it seems fitting to consider the emotional experiences...
From: Histories of Emotion on 24 Jun 2016

Dead Admirals Society in the Highlands

Sometimes, one comes across dead admirals in unexpected ways and unexpected places. This was definitely the case during our recent road trip back from Orkney, where we’d been during the Jutland commemorations. On our journey north, my ‘significant...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 13 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

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

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