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Winter Semester 2013/14

Introduction to Moral Economy and Emotions

Introduction to Moral Economy and Emotions

Ute Frevert, Margrit Pernau, Monika Freier

This seminar offers new PhD candidates an introduction to the theoretical basics of the history of emotions as well as to E.P. Thompson’s notion of a Moral Economy and the ways in which this notion has been taken up and deployed by other scholars. Its aim is to provide PhD candidates with a common background knowledge that can serve as a basis for future work and debate. The seminar is divided up into thematic segments comprising multiple sessions, and each segment is led by a different member of the IMPRS Moral Economies faculty. For more information, see the cours syllabus.

Introduction to the Theory and Methodology of History

Introduction to the Theory and Methodology of History

Researchers at the Center for the History of Emotions

This seminar offers a general introduction to various theories of history and their methodological counterparts. It seeks to provide PhD students of the IMPRS Moral Economies with a common theoretical background that can serve as a base for discussions and questions that develop during their research and their collaborative work with one another. Each session addresses a different topic and is led by a different member of the IMPRS Moral Economies faculty. For more information, see the course syllabus.

Inauguration of the IMPRS Moral Economies, November 20th, 2013

Inauguration of the IMPRS Moral Economies, November 20th, 2013

The International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies (IMPRS Moral Economies) was officially inaugurated by Prof. Ute Frevert (Director at the Center for the History of Emotions and Spokeswomen for the IMPRS Moral Economies. David Nirenberg (University of Chicago) gave a keynote lecture titled “Moral Economies: A Love Story”. This was followed by discussions and project presentations of the graduate school’s first cohort. For more information, see the press release.