Reports, retorts, reviews and argument from
the CRASSH research community

Kerouac’s Ghosts

Kerouac’s Ghosts

Gerald Nicosia is an acclaimed poet, writer and biographer. He is best known for Memory Babe, his classic biography of On the Road author Jack Kerouac. On Wednesday, 27 September 2017, Gerald will be reading and performing in Cambridge as part of a rare UK tour.

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Posted: Friday 22 September 2017


Who’s New? Michaelmas Fellows 2017

Who’s New? Michaelmas Fellows 2017

Our Michaelmas Term Fellows are working on a fascinating array of subjects. 

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Posted: Wednesday 20 September 2017


Less Hollywood, More Car Crash

Less Hollywood, More Car Crash

Simon Beard

Simon Beard puts the USA vs. DPRK nuclear stand-off into historical perspective.

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Posted: Friday 15 September 2017


What’s On at CRASSH, Michaelmas 2017

What’s On at CRASSH, Michaelmas 2017

Welcome to a new year and an exciting programme of events at CRASSH. Page through our What's On for Michaelmas 2017 and see for yourself.

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Posted: Friday 15 September 2017


Can reason make room for religion in public life?

Can reason make room for religion in public life?

Ruth Jackson

For those who sense that reason and spirituality can coexist in the public sphere, look to Friedrich Schleiermacher. For Schleiermacher, religion cannot do the work of politics, but politics alone cannot bring about human flourishing. When we stop treating the theological and political as warring forces, we can see how they might inform each other.

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Posted: Thursday 7 September 2017


Distraction by Design: How Technology Steals Our Attention (and What We Can Do About It)

Distraction by Design: How Technology Steals Our Attention (and What We Can Do About It)

James Williams

On 21 October 2017, Nine Dots Prize winner James Williams will give a talk at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas entitled 'Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy'. Here's a sneak peek.

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Posted: Friday 25 August 2017


Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017: CRASSH Programme

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017: CRASSH Programme

'I don't know it for a fact, I just know it's true.' Exploring this year's theme of 'truth', CRASSH celebrates the tenth year of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas with a fantastic programme of events.

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Posted: Wednesday 23 August 2017


The Woolf, Westminster & the Genizah: interreligious research and new beginnings

The Woolf, Westminster & the Genizah: interreligious research and new beginnings

Sami Everett

Sami Everett will soon be joining the Religious Diversity and University Responses project to continue his research on Jewish-Muslim relations in France.

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Posted: Thursday 10 August 2017


Day 9 (afternoon): China in a Global WWII

Day 9 (afternoon): China in a Global WWII

Peter Vamos

Peter Vamos from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences gives a rundown of the afternoon of Day 9 of the Summer Institute China in a Global World War Two.

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Posted: Tuesday 18 July 2017


China in a Global WWII: A Reading List

China in a Global WWII: A Reading List

This reading list was inspired by discussions at the Summer Institute China in a Global World War Two, which took place on 3 – 14 July 2017.

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Posted: Tuesday 18 July 2017

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