Monday, April 9, 2012

Professor Stephanie Trigg presents for The History Forum, April 12

The U. H. Manoa History Department
The Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society


“Fire and the History of Emotions”

A History Forum Public Lecture By

Prof. Stephanie Trigg
Department of English and Theatre
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
University of Melbourne, Australia

Thursday, April 12th
12:00 – 1:30
Sakamaki Hall A201
History Department Library
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Free and Open to the Public

Prof. Trigg participates in an interdisciplinary collaboration across major Australian universities and with partners in England and Europe to study the history of emotions. Her talk will focus on the emotional history of fire, using the Great Fire of London in the 1660s as a starting point. Exploring visual and written representations of that event, Prof. Trigg will consider the roles of fear, sorrow and penitence, as well as the roles of significant objects from that event. What are the different forms of evidence available for the history of emotions and how might each be used in that study?

For information, please contact Prof. Peter Hoffenberg at 956-8497 or

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