School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Historical perspectives on loss, grief and pain

Join the School of History, Classics and Archaeology for this one-day workshop taking place on 23 May 2014 exploring perspectives on emotions; loss, grief and pain.

Event description

Historical perspectives on loss, grief and pain is an interdisciplinary workshop organised and funded by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.

This one-day workshop aims to explore perspectives on emotions, taking as its starting point ‘loss’—as an historical fact and emotional response— and exploring the perceptions, depictions and constructions of responses to it.

The workshop is organised by staff from different fields within the School and papers were invited from colleagues across many disciplines, including anthropology, medicine, psychology, languages, literatures and cultures, divinity, music, history of art, the social and political sciences and heritage.

The call for papers deadline has now passed.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Maureen Carroll, Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Glenys Davies, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Thomas Dixon, Director, Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary, University of London

Event details

The workshop will run from 9.00 - 17.00 on Friday, 23 May 2014 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG.

Register online

The deadline for registration is Thursday, 22 May at 09.00.

Please register online via the University's online booking system.

Further information

For further information, please contact the event organisers: Lilah Grace Canevaro, Victoria Gardner, Anna Groundwater and David Silkenat.

Event Organisers

Historical perspectives on loss, grief and pain

  • University of Edinburgh
  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Contact details



Old Medical School
Teviot Place

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