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A Human History of Emotion

Richard Firth-Godbehere in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted February 2022

Neuroscience, History

We humans like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, who, as a species, have relied on calculation and intellect to survive. But many of the most important moments in our history had little to do with cold, hard facts and a lot to do with feelings. Historian of emotions Richard Firth-Godbehere takes us on a fascinating and wide-ranging tour of the central and often under-appreciated role emotions have played in human societies around the world and throughout history.