The 13th ESA Conference in Athens: List of Session by the Network

The 13th conference of the European Sociological Association is approaching. You can find the RN11 list of sessions behind this link:

Sessions in Athens

Here is also attached the agenda for the RN11 business meeting in the conference:

Athens Business Meeting Agenda


Proposed new journal in sociology of emotions needs your support!

Mary Holmes (University of Edinburgh), Åsa Wettergren (University of Gothenburg), Jochen Kleres (Scuola NormaleSuperiore) and Nathan Manning (University of York) currently have a proposal for a new journal of Emotions and Society with Taylor & Francis. The proposal was very well received by reviewers but the publishers are a little cautious about the need for the journal and its financial sustainability. Your responses will assist the team in building a robust case for a journal which meets our needs.

The central purpose of this journal will be to function as the leading centre of scholarly debate and exchange of knowledge in the field of the sociology of emotions with a heedful eye on developments in neighbouring disciplines, especially cultural studies, history, philosophy and psychology. A key feature of the journal will be to develop both a uniquely sociological perspective on emotions while and through engaging in interdisciplinary exchanges.

The questionnaire can be found using this link:

Please feel free to distribute the link to others outside this group who may be interested in such a journal.

We look forward to reading your responses and thank you for your involvement.
Mary, Åsa, Jochen and Nathan

Homepage for Stockholm Midterm Conference 2016

The network midterm conference in Stockholm 25.8.2016 – 27.8.2016 has it’s own web page in:

Please, follow the link for up-to-date information on the conference!



The call for papers, with and extended deadline (4.4.2016), can be found here:

CfP: The 7th midterm Conference.


Book series on the sociology of emotions in the making

A message from network member Mary Holmes about a planned book series (25.11.2015):

“Dear all

Routledge approached me to suggest I edit a book series on the Sociology of emotions (and I am in discussion with possible co-editors at present). I am in the process of putting together a proposal for such a series and it would be enormously helpful to know of any books you are writing or propose to write over the next few years, especially those for which you do not yet have a publisher. Of course it would be wonderful to make these part of the series, but even if that cannot be, it would be useful to know about future books to help write the series proposal. I am sure you will agree that this would be a good series to establish for all of us working in this area, so I would be very grateful for any input at this stage. Suggested titles for books you would like to see published (and perhaps who you might like to write them!) would also be helpful. Both monographs, co-authored books and edited collections are of interest.

I will of course let you know how it all progresses. If you have a book almost ready, but no publisher yet, I would be particularly interested. Having almost ready outputs would help get the series started more quickly. I need to clarify what the deal will be, but in conversations so far I think it quite a good one, so let me know if you have questions.

All the best and thank you
Mary Holmes, Edinburgh University, UK”


Report from the Network Business meeting in Prague, at the 12th Conference of ESA

By: Stina Bergman Blix

The last midterm conference on Rhodes amounted to 36 presentations, a PhD workshop with Helena Flam and Helmut Kuzmics and a workshop on analyzing fiction with Helmut Kuzmics and Stephanie Bird. ESA increased the possible amount of money to apply for and the network received the maximum amount. The RN currently has 270 euros. ESA has raised the maximum amount to 2500 euros that can be applied for the next midterm.

RN Council: Before the conference in Prague there has been a lively debate among the RN representatives around the new statutes for the ESA research networks. Several RN:s have expressed concern that the statutes lead to an over-regulation of the RN:s about financial matters, rotation and continuity of board members, and how to strengthening gender equality. At the ESA council meeting the Software of the conf-tool was discussed and criticized and there was a general discontent about the timing of the business meeting. Laura Horn from the RN ‘Political economy’ was elected the new representative.

Next midterm: The meeting decided that the next midterm will take place in Leipzig the last week of August 2016.

News: The RN 11 continues to be successful with generating publications and recent new books involve: Methods of Exploring Emotions edited by Helena Flam and Jochen Kleres, and Die Ambivalenz der Gefühle [The Amivalence of Emotions] edited by Jochen Kleres and Yvonne Albrecht. Several members have been approached by publishing companies such as Routledge, Ashgate and Palgrave showing a rise in interest in research about emotions.

· Helena Flam reported that the ISA has officially received the application for status of thematic working group. A decision will be taken in April and people in the network who are members of ISA are urged to support the application (contact Helena).
· Mary Holmes announced that she and a colleague has founded a Study group of Emotion within the British Sociological Association and encourages people in the British hemisphere to join.
· Natalia Canto Mila announced a Call for papers on the sociology of emotions for the journal Digithum.
· Åsa Wettergren informed about a new graduate course on the Sociology of emotion that will start this autumn. The course is a collaboration between the Sociology Departments at the University of Gothenburg and Copenhagen University.
· Mary Homes reported on a new center for Research on Emotions in Australia set up by Roger Patulny (University of Wollongong). Invitations to join has been sent out through the Emotion google group.

Brainstorming ideas:

· Newsletter: every sixth month, to collect call for papers, conferences, present new members.
· A list on members and what we do on the homepage. This has been tried before but failed due to problems of keeping it updated. Members of the google group can log in to the google group webpage to get the email addresses of other members.
· A joint meeting with the other emotion networks in the future.
· More active in webpage, blog, twitter.
· International research funding bids as a network or some members. Send email to Jonathan Heaney and Natalia Canto Mila if interested.

Election of board: The board suggests topics and sends out call for papers for the conferences, reviews submissions, creates session structure, organize midterms (venue, food, local assistance, workshops etc.), represents the RN in the council meetings, handles finances, and writes report after conferences.

New Coordinator: Stina Bergman Blix, Researcher at Stockholm University

New Vice-coordinators: Jonathan Heaney, Lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast and Monica Verbalyte, graduate student at Freie Universität in Berlin.

New Advisory board: Natalia Canto Mila, Katarina Scherke, Jochen Kleres and Sylva Terpe,

Juha Klemelä stays on as web page responsible and Stephanie stays on as Twitter responsible.

Call for Papers: 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015

The conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 25 – 28 August 2015. The following link takes you directly to the CfP of the Emotions Network:

Here also a link to the main main conference web site:


At the beginning of 2014, a report on activities past, and some future plans. Please, click the link below:

Biannial report of RN11, Sociology of Emotions

Report on the 5th Midterm Conference of the Network, Berlin 2012

Please, follow the link to view the report:

Conference Report, Berlin Midterm 2012

Attached here are also the “Great 3-minute Speeches” given at the Midterm!

New Book by Charlotte Bloch on Emotions in Academia

Network member Charlotte Bloch from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has published a new, interesting book: Passion and Paranoia: Emotions and the Culture of Emotion in Academia. Follow the link and you will find more information!