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Professor Yasmin Haskell

Yasmin Haskell is Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism at UWA and a foundation Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/research/researchers/yasmin-haskell.aspx.

 

In the Centre she leads project teams on “Passions for Learning” and “Jesuit Emotions” and convenes a research cluster on “Language and Emotion”. She has interests in the history of psychiatry, religion, in the cognitive and emotional benefits of bi- and multilingualism, and in narrative and expressive therapy.

 

Yasmin has published widely on early modern scientific and medical poetry, and has edited collections on “Humanism and Medicine in the Early Modern Era” (special issue of Intellectual History Review 2008, with Susan Broomhall) and Diseases of the Imagination and Imaginary Disease in the Early Modern Period (Brepols, 2011). Her last book explored the poetry, correspondence, self-construction and -consolation of an eighteenth-century Dutch physician, G. N. Heerkens: Prescribing Ovid: The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens (Bloomsbury, 2013).

 

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