Reports, retorts, reviews and argument from
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Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race and Empire in the Long 19th Century – 5 Questions to the Editors

Chosen Peoples: The Bible, Race and Empire in the Long 19th Century – 5 Questions to the Editors

Gareth Atkins

Brian Murray

Shinjini Das

Chosen Peoples explores the politics of biblical translation and interpretation in a global context, demonstrating how biblical ideas and metaphors shaped narratives of racial, national and identity in the long nineteenth century.

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Posted: Friday 7 August 2020


The Many Masks of Dr Tulp

The Many Masks of Dr Tulp

CRASSH News

Annja Neumann, Dramaturge and Postdoctoral CDH Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Cambridge writes about this online workshop and performance which took place in July 2020.

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Posted: Tuesday 4 August 2020


Anti-Blackness and Mental Health

Anti-Blackness and Mental Health

CRASSH News

A summary of the online event 'Anti-Blackness and Mental Health', the second webinar in relation to the Social Power and Mental Health conference.

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Posted: Tuesday 28 July 2020


Fostering Ethics: Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children

Fostering Ethics: Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children

CRASSH News

Summary of a conference focussing on ‘Fostering Ethics: Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children’ which took place online on 25 June 2020 and convened a group of academics, professionals and community members to discuss issues related to adoption in Islam and the care of vulnerable Muslim children both in the UK and worldwide.

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Posted: Tuesday 28 July 2020


CRASSH Summer Reads 2020

CRASSH Summer Reads 2020

CRASSH News

An interdisciplinary summer reading list courtesy of CRASSH's researcher community. Enjoy!

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Posted: Monday 20 July 2020


Independent SAGE and Their Continued Quest for Transparency

Independent SAGE and Their Continued Quest for Transparency

Hannah Baker

Hannah Baker, Research Associate with the Expertise Under Pressure project, describes the ways in which Independent SAGE strives for transparency in relation to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted: Wednesday 15 July 2020



Citizen Science in a Pandemic: A Fleeting Moment or New Normal?

Citizen Science in a Pandemic: A Fleeting Moment or New Normal?

Katie Cohen

Katie Cohen is a Research Assistant for the Expertise Under Pressure project at CRASSH and at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP). In this blog she is looking at citizen science as a contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted: Wednesday 17 June 2020


Bread Cement Cactus: 5 Questions to Annie Zaidi

Bread Cement Cactus: 5 Questions to Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi

Judith Weik

Writer and journalist Annie Zaidi, winner of the Nine Dots Prize 2019 – 2020, talks to us about her memoir written in response to the question "Is there still no place like home?"

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Posted: Wednesday 17 June 2020


Mask or No Mask? A Look at UK’s Policy Over Time

Mask or No Mask? A Look at UK’s Policy Over Time

Emily So

Hannah Baker

Emily So, Co-Investigator for the Expertise Under Pressure project, takes a look at how the UK's policy on mask-wearing has changed over the course of the pandemic. 

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Posted: Tuesday 9 June 2020

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