New Series: Palgrave
Studies in the History of Emotions, co-edited by David
Lemmings, University of Adelaide, and William M. Reddy. Ten titles now available.
Just out: William M. Reddy, "Courts and Pleasures: The Neuroscience of Pleasure and the Pursuit of Favor in Twelfth-Century Courts," in Pleasure in the Middle Ages, edited by Naama Cohen-Hanegbi and Piroska Nagy (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018), 131-164
Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe,
South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 2012.
The Navigation of Feeling: A
Framework for the History of Emotions. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2001. (Translations
of The Navigation of Feeling forthcoming: In French, from
the Presses du Réel, Dijon; in Chinese, from Cambridge China, 2018. Available since 2014 in Korean from the Moonji
Publishing Co., Ltd.,
The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in
Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848. Berkeley, Calif.:
University of California Press, 1997.
Money and Liberty
in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historical Understanding. New
York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
The Rise of
Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society,
1750-1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
and upcoming conferences, papers delivered:
Elias: The Light of Reason and the Critique of Zeal in the
Seventeenth Century,” Emotions
History Conference, George
Mason Univeristy, 1-2 June 2018
With Barbara Rosenwein and Daniel Lord
Smail, Round Table on the History of Emotions, Vanderbilt
History Seminar, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 19 September
"Madurai to Rotterdam:
Self and Difference in the Seventeenth Century,"
International Graduate Historical Studies Conference,
Central Michigan University, 8-9 April 2016
"Parler à la cour au douzième
siècle: Silences, ironies, et vérité," paper for the
Session d'été, Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation
médiéval, Université de Poitiers, 18 June 2015
"From Zeal to Sweetness: The
Emotional History of the Intellect in the Seventeenth Century,"
paper given to the Subjects and Feelings seminar, Center for
Literary & Comparative Studies, University of Maryland, 25
Panelist, "What Is Love? Romance
Fiction in the Digital Age," conference sponsored by the
Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 11 February 2015.
"Approaches to Emotion:
Experimentation in Neuroscience and Historical Interpretation,"
AHA Annual Meeting, Session 25, The History of Emotions and the
Other Disciplines, Friday, 2 January 2015,1pm - 3pm, Morgan
Suite, New York Hilton
Paradox of Modernity," paper delivered to the Department
of History, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y, on 18
Keynote Lecture: "What is Modernity?
Recent Debates and Their Implications for the Seventeenth
Century," Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of French
History, Durham, U.K., 10-12 July 2014
Video of the Durham, U.K., talk is available at:
Keynote Lecture: "Irony and the Rules
of the Feud in Twelfth-Century France," Sewanee Medieval
Colloquium, 4-5 April 2014
"Reason, Passion, and Trust in the
Seventeenth Century: Origins of an Enlightened Emotional
Style," paper for the Center for the Humanities,
Washington University in St. Louis, 6 March 2014
in History, An Introduction," William M. Reddy, with
Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University of Chicago; Thomas Dodman,
Boston College; Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à
Montréal; Webinar Moderator and Organizer: Darrin McMahon,
Florida State University, held 4 November 2013
Keynote Lecture: "Is Pleasure an
Emotion? Historicism and Anachronism in the History of
Emotions," International Medieval Congress, University of
Leeds, 1-4 July 2013
"Reason and Emotion: Their Mutual
Transformation in the Seventeenth Century," Colloque
International Ve Rencontre EMMA: Histoire intellectuelle des
Émotions de l'Antiquité à nos jours, 23-25 May 2013, Paris
"The Self as a Domain of Effort: The
Convergence of Ethnographic, Historical, and Neuroscience
Evidence," paper delivered to the ARC Center for the
History of Emotions, Methods Collaboratory, University of
Melbourne, 15-16 March, 2013.
Emotions Have a History? The Example of Romantic Love,"
public lecture for the ARC Center for the History of Emotions,
University of Melbourne, 14 March 2013.
full video of the Melbourne talk is available at
was also broadcast on Radio National's Big Ideas; see
ses émotions: Ancien régime, Révolution, 19e siècle,"
paper delivered to the Séminaire
ERCOMES-CIM 2012-2013, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle,
Paris-3, 16 January, 2013
lecture: "Striving to Feel: The Centrality of Effort in
the History of Emotions," for the conference "Emotions,
Health and Wellbeing," London, 10-12 September 2012,
co-sponsored by the Center for the History of Emotions, QMUL,
and The British Society for the Social History of Medicine (&
held in conjunction with the European Association for the
History of Medicine and Health)
talk: "Emotion et histoire contemporaine: Esquisse d'une
chronologie," Colloque international - L’EMOTION: DE
L’ESPACE PRIVE A L’ESPACE PUBLIC XIXe-XXIe SIECLES, Paris,
11-13 avril 2012.
- CHCSC (Université de Versailles-St-Quentin en Yvelines), HAR
(Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense)
CARISM/Institut Français de Presse (Université
Panthéon-Assas) Laboratoire Identités-Cultures-Territoires
(Université Paris Diderot-Paris7) CRHEC (Université Paris-Est
Créteil Val de Marne).
talk "Beyond 'Emotion': What Varies and What Is the Same
in the Responses of the Self," for the second CHEP
conference, "Emotions East and West," Istanbul,
September 29- October 1, 2011, co-sponsored by Cultural History
of Emotions in Premodernity (CHEP),
Sabanci University, and Bilkent
talk: "Are Emotions Like Language?" for the
conference "Learning to Feel: Emotions Beyond Nature
versus Nurture,"Jerusalem, April 10-14, 2011, co-sponsored
by The Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute
for Human Development, Berlin, and The Van Leer Jerusalem
Institute, in cooperation with The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University.
talk: "Humanists and the Neurosciences," for the
and the Emotions: Transnational Emotional Cultures in the
United States and Western Europe after 1945," San Diego,
February 24-26, 2011, sponsored by IICAS, UC San Diego.