Participation requires registration. (Registration is free and everybody is most welcome, but space is limited.)
For registration (latest, until Oct. 8), please write an email indicating your interest to participate to either
Milla Rantala (milla.m.rantala at or Joni Puranen (joni.p.puranen at


Oct. 11, 2018:

09:30-09:45 Welcoming words

09:45–10:45 Jan Slaby (FU Berlin) & Thomas Szanto (Jyväskylä/Copenhagen)
Affects and Emotions: What Makes them Political?

10:45–11:45 Sara Heinämaa (Jyväskylä)
Disgust: On the Existential and Moral Dimensions of “Mortal Emotions”

11:45–13:15 Lunch

13:15–14:15 Jill Locke (Gustavus College)
The Allure of Shame and Shaming

14:15–15:15 Alba Montes Sánchez (Oslo)
Shame and Shaming in the Public Sphere: Politics and Activism

15:15–15:30 Coffee

15:30–16:30 Fredrik Westerlund (Jyväskylä)
Shame, Morality, and Moralism

16:30–17:30 Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl (Graz)
Moral Psychology Goes Politics: The Dynamics of Tolerance and Ressentiment

17:30–18:30 Mikko Salmela (Helsinki) & Tereza Capelos (Birmingham)
Ressentiment: A Complex Emotion or an Emotional Mechanism?

[19:00 Dinner for speakers]



Oct. 12, 2018

09:30–10:30 Mikko Sams (Aalto)
Decoding Emotions from Brain Activity

10:30–11:30 Eran Halperin (Herzliya)
Collective Emotions in Intractable Conflicts: From Emotion Generation to Emotion Regulation

11:30–11:45 Coffee

11:45–12:45 Thomas Brudholm (Copenhagen)

Reflections on Hatred as a Political Emotion

12:45–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:00 Joona Taipale (Jyväskylä)
The Tacit Audience of Shame

15:00–16:00 James Jardine (Jyväskylä)
Social Invisibility, Inauthentic Feelings, and the Stratification of the Interpersonal Gaze

16:00–16:30 Coffee

16:30–17:30 Tuija Saresma (Jyväskylä)
Gendered Resentment, Hatred as a Means of Mobilization, and the Politics of Fear

17:30–18:30 Aletta Diefenbach & Christian von Scheve (FU Berlin)
The Etiquette of Civil Hate: How Right-wing Activists in Germany Talk About Their Opponents

[19:00 Dinner for speakers]