The Seat of Emotions

Event: Research group

Location: NEC (#403 ground floor) & Zoom

15 May 2023, 18.15-20.00 (Bucharest time)

Cătălin ȚĂRANU, PhD, NEC scientific researcher, leader of the research project Grammars of Emotion: Shame and the Social Economy of Honour in Medieval Heroic Literatures

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Meeting ID: 839 3181 8191
Passcode: 000982


In this first informal get-together we will discuss various theories of emotion, focusing particularly on the locus where affects arise: various regions of the body, the soul, the heart, the brain, touching upon Classical as well as vernacular/folk theories of emotion.

Reading: Leslie Lockett, Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions (University of Toronto Press, 2011), pp. 1-53


The Emotions Through History Working Group is the product of the collective interests and expertise of its convenors and participants, so please share any ideas, questions, and suggestions you might have at Depending on interest and subject to your suggestions, we can organize additional meetings, change some of the topics or have you present your work in progress.


This event is organized within the framework of the project Grammars of Emotion: Shame and the Social Economy of Honour in Medieval Heroic Literatures, supported by a grant of the Ministry of European Investment and Projects, project number PNRR-III-C9-2022 – I9, financed by Romania’s Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) | European Union.