ARC Centre for the

History of Emotions


The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) (CHE) was established in 2011 and funded through to 2018. The ARC then extended CHE to 2021, to be supported by individual universities. Its research aims are to produce a new interdisciplinary and comprehensive understanding of the long history of individual and communal emotions in Europe (1100-1800). CHE originally operated across five Australian university nodes with the lead node at The University of Western Australia, and the second largest at The University of Melbourne. In 2019 four additional university nodes were established. The Melbourne node is hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS), the School of Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, and from 2019 has been supported by funding from the DVC (Research). The Melbourne node leader in 2020 is Dr Una McIlvenna of SHAPS.
CHE Melbourne acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the land of the Wurundjeri People.