Keynote Lecture by Simon Koschut: Passions from the Past: Emotions, History and International Relations


As part of the workshop The Affective Glue of European Integration, Prof. Simon Koschut will give a keynote on the role of emotions in International Relations: Passions from the Past: Emotions, History and International Relations.

Although it is a tremendous challenge to use emotions as a category of analysis in historical research, Simon Koschut has been at the forefront in conceptualising and examining the role of emotions in transnational emotion security communities and, methodologically, developing an emotion discourse approach.

Simon Koschut

Prof. dr. Simon Koschut
Prof. Simon Koschut

Simon Koschut is a Visiting Professor in International Relations and European Integration at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. He was awarded a Heisenberg Research Fellowship for research on Emotional Communities in World Politics.

The lecture will start at 17:00, but the doors are open from 16:30, and we gladly welcome you with coffee and tea. Afterwards there will be drinks.

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University Hall, Belle van Zuylen room, Utrecht University
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Free entrance

To register, please send an e-mail to Martijn Kool (