Emotional Lives, Intimacy, and Identity in 18th and 19th Century England

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Emotional Lives, Intimacy, and Identity in 18th and 19th Century England

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

JHB Lecture Theatre , John Henry Brookes Building , Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

Historians of emotions try to reconstruct the emotional world of different eras. They aim not only to recover what men and women said they felt in the past, but also to reveal how emotions created, formed, and sustained personal, familial, and social relationships and identities. Joanne explores how the meanings attached to feelings are socially and culturally constructed and therefore help to explain why ideals and standards of behaviour change over time.

About the speaker

PROFESSOR JOANNE BEGIATO

Joanne Begiato joined Oxford Brookes in March 2005 from Murray Edwards College, Cambridge where she was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History. Prior to this she was a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford and read for her BA and PhD at the University of Durham. Joanne specialises in the history of the family, marriage, masculinities and law.

 

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