and upcoming conferences, papers delivered:
With Barbara Rosenwein and Daniel Lord Smail, Round Table on the History of Emotions, Vanderbilt History Seminar, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 19 September 2016
Keynote lecture, "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 March 2016.
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
"The Paradox of Modernity," paper delivered to the Department of History, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y, on 18 September 2014
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
H-France Webinar: "Emotions 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,
"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
A full video
of the Melbourne talk is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtsMelb?feature=watch.
It was also
broadcast on Radio National's Big Ideas; see http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/romantic-love-and-the-history-of-emotions/4661102
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
Keynote 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. Cosponsors:
- CHCSC (Université de Versailles-St-Quentin en
Yvelines), HAR (Université de
Paris-Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense) CARISM/Institut
Français de Presse (Université Panthéon-Assas)
(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,"
September 29- October 1, 2011, co-sponsored by
Cultural History of Emotions in Premodernity (CHEP),
Sabanci University, and Bilkent University.
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.