From Melancholy to Euphoria Symposium

From Melancholy to Euphoria: The materialisation of emotion in Middle Eastern manuscripts symposium

27-28 June 2018, The University of Melbourne

This Symposium will examine the relationship between text, manuscript production (calligraphy and illumination) and the elicitation and excitation of emotions in this form of transmission of knowledge and beliefs. This symposium is made possible by support from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

This symposium will examine the relationship between materiality (the constructed form of the manuscript), the textual content, and the emotional resonance that is elicited by those engaging with the texts.

For more information please see the From Melancholy to Euphoria conference web page.

From Melancholy to Euphoria