Special Issue of Osiris: History of Science and the Emotions



A new special issue of Osiris on History of Science and the Emotions is now available online. The volume, edited by Otniel E. Dror, Bettina Hitzer, Anja Laukötter, and Pilar León-Sanz, contains a number of articles separated into three categories: Situating Emotions, Emotions into Practice, and New Emotions-New Knowledge-New Subjectivities.

The special issue can be accessed here.

An Introduction to History of Science and the Emotions
Otniel E. Dror, Bettina Hitzer, Anja Laukötter, and Pilar León-Sanz

Situating Emotions

Medieval Sciences of Emotions during the Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries: An Intellectual History
Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy


A Moving Soul: Emotions in Late Medieval Medicine
Naama Cohen-Hanegbi


The Feeling Body and Its Diseases: How Cancer Went Psychosomatic in Twentieth-Century Germany
Bettina Hitzer and Pilar León-Sanz


Mother Love and Mental Illness: An Emotional History
Anne Harrington

Emotions into Practice

Affected Doctors: Dead Bodies and Affective and Professional Cultures in Early Modern European Anatomy
Rafael Mandressi


Pain as Practice in Paolo Mantegazza’s Science of Emotions
Dolores Martín Moruno


Tempering Madness: Emil Kraepelin’s Research on Affective Disorders
Eric J. Engstrom


How Films Entered the Classroom: The Sciences and the Emotional Education of Youth through Health Education Films in the United States and Germany, 1910–30
Anja Laukötter

New Emotions–New Knowledge–New Subjectivities

The Intimate Geographies of Panic Disorder: Parsing Anxiety through Psychopharmacological Dissection
Felicity Callard


Cold War “Super-Pleasure”: Insatiability, Self-Stimulation, and the Postwar Brain
Otniel E. Dror

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