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Summer Newsletter: What’s on at CRASSH, 17 – 30 September 2018

Summer Newsletter: What’s on at CRASSH, 17 – 30 September 2018

CRASSH News

What's on at CRASSH this September?

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Posted: Monday 17 September 2018


Proofs of the Pudding

Proofs of the Pudding

Steven Connor

'Proofreading is a necessary routine, which many writers experience as a chore, or at least claim to. But it is very much more than that. It is a magical ceremony that goes to the heart of everything that is involved in processes of thinking, knowing and making known.'

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Posted: Monday 17 September 2018


Meet the Researcher: Rachel E. Holmes

Meet the Researcher: Rachel E. Holmes

Rachel E. Holmes

Until recently Rachel E. Holmes was a Research Associate on the ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature. Her research focuses on transnational early modern law and literature, with a particular emphasis on the role of law in literary adaptation and the difficult status of consent in sexual matters.

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Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018


Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018: CRASSH Programme

Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2018: CRASSH Programme

CRASSH News

CRASSH explores this year’s Festival of Ideas theme of extremes.

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Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018


Q&A: Reinventing, Rethinking, and Representing Menopause: Beyond the Interdisciplinary Paradigm

Q&A: Reinventing, Rethinking, and Representing Menopause: Beyond the Interdisciplinary Paradigm

Judith Weik

This conference will draw together scholars with knowledge of menopause with a broad interdisciplinary range.

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Posted: Thursday 6 September 2018


Meet the Researcher: Elizabeth L. Swann

Meet the Researcher: Elizabeth L. Swann

Elizabeth L. Swann

Lizzie Swann is a former Research Associate on the ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature. Her research focuses on the literature and culture of early modern England, with a particular emphasis on sensory history, historical phenomenology, and early modern epistemologies. 
 

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Posted: Wednesday 5 September 2018


Meet the Researcher: Adrian Currie

Meet the Researcher: Adrian Currie

Adrian Currie

Adrian Currie is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). At the Centre he has been looking at the relationship between the culture of science, and our capacity to understand, predict and mitigate low probability, high impact events.

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Posted: Thursday 9 August 2018


Why We Disagree About Human Nature: 5 Questions to Tim Lewens

Why We Disagree About Human Nature: 5 Questions to Tim Lewens

Tim Lewens

Imke van Heerden

Is human nature something that the natural and social sciences aim to describe, or is it a pernicious fiction?

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Posted: Thursday 26 July 2018


Day 10: Religious Diversity and the Secular University

Day 10: Religious Diversity and the Secular University

Sami Everett

How do we realise the ideal of religious diversity in relation to Islam within the contemporary University in the UK and what are the roles of institutions themselves in this process?

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Posted: Wednesday 18 July 2018


Day 9 (Afternoon II): Religious Diversity and the Secular University

Day 9 (Afternoon II): Religious Diversity and the Secular University

Mariëtta D.C. van der Tol

'Redefining the Secular, Religion, and the Public Square': On Day 9 of the CRASSH Summer School, Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta directs the group into a provocative discussion on the meaning of public space in relation to the integrity and unity of mind and action.

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Posted: Wednesday 18 July 2018

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