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Robert Boddice

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Social Sciences
| Sub unit: History, Philosophy and Literary Studies

About me

Rob Boddice (PhD, FRHistS) joined HEX in 2020. He has previously held positions at Harvard University, McGill University, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and Freie Universität Berlin. Boddice has published extensively in the history of medicine, the history of science and the history of emotions. His recent books include The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution and Victorian Civilization (University of Illinois Press, 2016), The History of Emotions (Manchester University Press, 2018), A History of Feelings (Reaktion, 2019), Emotion, Sense, Experience, with Mark Smith (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Humane Professions: The Defence of Experimental Medicine, 1876-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Feeling Dis-Ease in Modern History: Experiencing Medicine and Illness (Bloomsbury), edited with Bettina Hitzer, will be published in 2022. He is currently writing Knowing Pain: A History of Sensation, Emotion and Experience (Polity, 2022) and completing a four-volume set on scientific knowledge production in the long nineteenth century called Experiment, Expertise, Experience (Routledge, 2023).