Events by the SIEF Working Group Body, Affects, Senses, and Emotions


CfP: BASE workshop, 29-30 Oct 2018 in Barcelona (deadline: 28/09/2018)

SIEF Working Group BASE: Bodies, Affects, Senses and Emotions
2nd workshop in Barcelona, Spain
29 and 30 October 2018
Venue: Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC) C/ Egipcíaques 15 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Local convenors: Begonya Enguix Grau (benguix(at), Josep Martí (jmarti(at) Working group president: Jonas Frykman, Working group secretary: Kerstin Pfeiffer, email: basewg(at)

Read the letter from Jonas Frykman to members.

Dear members & colleagues,

Research on bodies, affects, senses and emotions has today spread beyond the bounds of philosophy, sociology and psychology. Interest in these concepts now ranges across fields from anthropology, ethnology, folklore, literature, history, cinema studies, gender studies, sport, religion and linguistics to computer studies, to name but a few examples. Underlying this proliferation of interest, bodies, affects, senses and emotions take on a role as a fundamental means of understanding the social nature of human beings and their relation to material culture.

Building on our inaugural workshop in Lund (2016), the working group panels at the Göttingen SIEF congress (2017) and looking forward to the upcoming SIEF congress in Santiago in 2019, our 2nd workshop seeks to explore the work which is currently being done by working group members and other scholars researching on body, affects, senses and emotions in diverse and creative ways.

We invite 20-minute presentations and papers from scholars across the disciplines in the arts & humanities. Proposals should be concerned with the focus of the working group - bodies, affects, emotions, senses - but can take a variety of perspectives (historical, synchronic etc).

Proposals of no more than 300 words, accompanied by a max 100-word biography, should be submitted to Begonya Enguix benguix(at), Josep Martí jmarti(at) and to basewg(at) by Friday 28 September 2018.

The workshop program will be confirmed in early October.

Workshop organisers:
Begonya Enguix Grau, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Josep Martí, Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC)
Jonas Frykman, Lund University
Kerstin Pfeiffer, Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh


SIEF Working Group BASE: Body, Affects, Senses and Emotions
Workshop in Lund, Sweden October 7-8, 2016

Convenors: Professor Jonas Frykman and Dr. Kerstin Pfeiffer.

Organised on behalf of SIEF in collaboration with the Ethnology Division of the Dept. of Arts and Cultural Sciences and Centre for European Studies, Lund University.
Workshop venue: Lund University, LUX, Helgonavägen 3, House C, 223 62 Lund.