NEW ARTICLES on "History of Emotions - Insights into Research"

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Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, European History / Studies, Intellectual History, Social History / Studies

This is to inform you about new contributions on our bilingual (German and English) online platform History of Emotions – Insights into Research ( (editors: Laura Kounine, Anja Laukötter, Margrit Pernau)


Margrit Pernau and Max Stille
“’Oh Time, oh time! Why Did I Waste You?’ A Nightmare”, DOI 10.14280/08241.58
(German version:  “ ’Zeit, oh Zeit! Warum habe ich Dich verschwendet?‘ Ein Alptraum“, DOI 10.14280/08241.59)

Christian von Scheve
“Affect and Emotion in the Religious-Secular Divide “, DOI 10.14280/08241.56
(German version: “ Emotionen und Affekt im Spannungsfeld von Religion und säkularem Gesellschaftsverständnis”, DOI 10.14280/08241.57)

Omar Kasmani
“Audible Spectres: The Sticky Shia Sonics of Sehwan”, DOI 10.14280/08241.54
(German version: “Hörbare Geister: Die beharrlichen Shia-Klänge von Sehwan “, DOI 10.14280/08241.55)


The platform aims at giving concrete examples of the methods, perspectives and sources by which historical emotions can be explored. It not only aims at showing that emotions have a history, but also at highlighting concrete examples of how the history of emotions can be written.

Analytical and methodological aspects of the history of emotions will therefore be illustrated in short contributions through the use of specific sources. Every article has a source as its starting point, ranging from ego-documents, advice or fictional literature, different media (photography, films, internet blogs) to various archival documents. New articles will be added on a quarterly basis. Hopefully, the platform will not only become a stimulus for debates but also a comprehensive archive for the expanding field. With this platform we would like to provide impulses from the history of emotions for other historians, but also for researchers from other disciplines. We aim at stimulating interdisciplinary communication and providing a platform for further networking.

Contact and Submissions:

Contact Info: 

Anja Berkes
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Center for the History of Emotions
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin