Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Latin Humanism and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800, University of Western Australia

Yasmin Haskell is a Latinist and intellectual historian with research interests in classical reception studies; Latin in early modern Europe, Asia and the Americas; poetry about science, medicine, and the arts (didactic poetry); and the history of psychiatry and psychotherapy.

She is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Europe, 1100-1800.

Experience

  • 2003–present
    Cassamarca Chair in Latin Humanism, University of Western Australia
  • 1995–2002
    Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Sydney, PhD (Renaissance Latin)

Publications

  • 2013
    Prescribing Ovid: The Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens, Bloomsbury
  • 2011
    Diseases of the Imagination and Imaginary Disease in the Early Modern Period (ed.), Turnhout: Brepols
  • 2010
    Latinity and Alterity in the Early Modern Period, ed. (with Juanita Ruys) Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies and Brepols
  • 2003
    Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry, Oxford University Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2009
    Mapping the Latin Enlightenment: Centres and Peripheries
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2007
    Psychosomatic Illness in Early Modern Italy
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC

Research Areas

  • History And Philosophy Of Science (Incl. Non Historical Philosophy Of Science) (220206)
  • History And Philosophy Of The Humanities (220207)
  • History And Philosophy Of Medicine (220205)
  • Latin And Classical Greek Languages (200305)
  • History Of Ideas (220209)
  • History Of Philosophy (220210)
  • Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy) (110319)

Honours

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA)