Date/Time: Fri 13 Oct / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SoPHIS)
History Program Research Seminars
Indexing Emotion: Finding, Hearing and Comprehending Emotional States in Australian Life Histories
We might say that in recent years there has been an ’emotional turn’ in historical studies. But for oral historians, like many other historians, ‘subjectivity’ has been at the centre of our attention since at least the 1970s. This talk will focus on emotion as expressed in the Australian Generations oral history interviews and indexed in the project publication Australian Lives: An Intimate History. It will showcase and assess new digital audio technologies that are enabling researchers to hear and assess the emotional qualities and historical significance of remembered experience.
Alistair Thomson is a Professor of History at Monash and co-author (with Anisa Puri) of Australian Lives: An Intimate History (Monash University Publishing, 2017).
Friday 13th October
12:00pm – 1:00pm
E561, Level 5, East Wing
20 Chancellors Walk
For more information, please contact Julie Kalman on 9905 2161.