Multidisciplinary research increasingly reveals both the historical and cultural dimensions of the modern concept of ‘emotions’, and the significant extent to which emotions, passions and feelings help constitute history, society and culture. Emotions: History, Culture, Society is a bi-annual peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal dedicated to understanding the emotions as culturally and temporally-situated phenomena, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience, societies, cultures and environments. Editors aim to illuminate (1) the ways emotion is conceptualised and understood in different temporal or cultural settings, from antiquity to the present, and across the globe; (2) the impact of emotion on human action and in processes of change; and (3) the influence of emotional legacies from the past on current social, cultural and political practices. We now invite proposals for themed special issues that fall under this remit. Themed issues contain up to ten essays with a maximum word count of 60,000 words for the whole issue. Essays should bring a range of disciplinary or methodological/theoretical perspectives on the topic. The guest editor is responsible for setting the theme and drawing up the criteria for the essays. Proposals should include a synopsis explaining the theme and how it contributes to the aims of the journal; titles and brief abstracts for each proposed essay, and short biographies of the editors and proposed authors.
Proposals due 15 December 2019