British Sociological Association Emotions Study Group Symposium 2020

Added on Friday, May 1st, 2020

The BSA Emotions Study Group held a fascinating Twitter symposium on Monday 27th April, following the cancellation of the event that was originally scheduled to take place at Edinburgh Napier University on the same day. The Emotions Across Time and Space symposium was designed to explore historically or spacially situated emotionality from scholars working on emotion and affect from across the humanities and social sciences.

The ICC’s Head of Research Kerry Wilson was delighted to share her AHRC-funded research on professional ethics, emotional labour and care practices in prison libraries in 10 Tweets as part of the online event. Fascinating topics covered by other speakers included strategic emotionality, emotional climate, gift rhetoric, social class and grief and a final, poignant keynote on how we’re currently experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic as a mass emotional event.

Many thanks to symposium organisers for finding an alternative way to make the event happen. You can see all presentations on the symposium website or by following #BSAemot2020 on Twitter.

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