We are delighted to be able to confirm our keynote speakers for Gendered Emotions in History:
Hannah Proctor (ICI Berlin): ‘Bestialized and Devoid of All Human Feeling’: Gendered Emotions in Right-wing Representations of Militant Leftist Women
Dr Hannah Proctor is a scholar of histories, theories and practices of ‘radical psychiatry’, based at the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry. Following a PhD on Alexander Luria, the Soviet psychologist and neurologist, Hannah has published on a variety of topics, including queer theory, wrinkles, rayon stockings, gender and the death drive, revolutionary motherhood, and communist pedagogy, and is interested in pursuing research into the Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System.
Thomas Dixon (QMUL): In Search of Feminist Anger: Gender, Emotions and Political Change Since the Late Nineteenth Century.
Professor Thomas Dixon is a historian of philosophy, science, medicine and religion, with particular expertise in the history of emotions, and in Victorian intellectual and cultural history. He is currently based in the School of History at Queen Mary since 2007, and since 2008 has been Director of the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, and editor of the History of Emotions Blog.