Robin Macdonald

Dr, BA MA Manc., PhD York (UK)

  • The University of Western Australia (M201), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Robin Macdonald is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities. She was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (January 2016-December 2017) at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA node). Robin has wide-ranging research interests in the histories of bodies, senses, and affect in France and North America (c.1500-c.1700).



Italian (reading)


  • Early Modern History
  • Emotions
  • Senses
  • Materiality
  • New France
  • Letters
  • Women Religious
  • Religion

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seventeenth century Social Sciences
twentieth century Social Sciences
Jesuit Social Sciences
recipient Social Sciences
Letters Arts & Humanities
Quebec Arts & Humanities
Crafting Arts & Humanities
examination Social Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Edited book/Anthology
  • 1 Article

Christian Missions and Global Encounters

Macdonald, R., 8 Jul 2019, The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100-1700. Broomhall, S. & Lynch, A. (eds.). USA: Routledge, p. 320-334 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Classen, Constance, The Museum of the Senses: Experiencing Art and Collections

Macdonald, R., 2018, In : Emotions: History, Culture, Society. 2, 2, p. 337-339 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Crafting Quebec’s Seventeenth-Century Past: A Birch Bark Letter by Twentieth-Century Hospitalières

Macdonald, R., 3 Jul 2018, In : Exemplaria. 30, 3, p. 223-240 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

seventeenth century
twentieth century

Sensing Sacred Missives: Birch Bark Letters from Seventeenth-Century Missions in New France

Macdonald, R., 2018, Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Macdonald, R., Swann, E. L. & Murphy, E. K. M. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Routledge, p. 158-179

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Macdonald, R. (ed.), Murphy, E. K. M. (ed.) & Swann, E. L. (ed.), 23 May 2018, USA: Routledge. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology