How can we study the emotions of people who lived centuries or millennia ago? The History of Emotions Symposium addresses this question from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together scholars from neuroscience, history, literature, and language technology. The Symposium aims to dig deeper into the history of emotions, reaching back to ancient Mediterranean and Mesopotamian civilizations.
Venue: University of Helsinki, the faculty hall of the Faculty of Theology, Fabianinkatu 24, room 524 (access via Vuorikatu 3).
Wednesday 7 November (chair Mikko Sams)
13:00 Welcome & introduction (Krister Lindén and Mikko Sams)
13:15 William M. Reddy (Duke University): title tbc
14:15 Heini Saarimäki (Aalto University): title tbc
15:45 Jussi Pakkasvirta (University of Helsinki): title tbc
16:45 Krista Lagus (University of Helsinki): title tbc
Thursday 8 November (chair Krister Lindén)
10:15 Ville Vuolanto (University of Tampere): title tbc
11:15 Ulrike Steinert (Freie Universität Berlin), “Perceptions of Selfhood in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Body, Emotions and Identity”
12:15 Lunch (on your own)
13:30 Tero Alstola et al. “Language Technological Analysis of Emotion Words in Akkadian”
14:30 Concluding discussion