The Emotions Lab uses the study of the past to help us understand our feelings in the present.

It was launched in March 2019 and was created by Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University of London.

You can visit our Centre’s website to find out more about who we are, and also check out our podcasts, follow us on Twitter, and read our blog, which has been publishing posts on all things emotional since 2011.

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Website credits

The Emotions Lab has been developed collectively by the Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions, with texts for individual emotions written by: Agnes Arnold-Forster, Ed Brooker, Sarah Chaney, Jo Cohen, Thomas Dixon, Jules Evans, Richard Firth-Godbehere, David Geiringer, Edgar Gerrard Hughes, Jane Mackelworth, James Morland, Tasha Pick, David Saunders, Gaby Schwarzmann, and Tiffany Watt Smith.

Podcasts produced by Natalie Steed.

Website by Square Eye Ltd.

The Emotions Lab was made possible by support from the Wellcome Trust in the form of a Collaborative Award for the project ‘Living With Feeling: Emotional Health in History, Philosophy, and Experience’.

The ‘Living With Feeling’ project aims to use history and the humanities to help people articulate and move towards their own well-informed vision of emotional health.

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