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


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


Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Steven Connor

Steven Connor writes on 'militant docility' in relation to such things as digital humanities, AI, and an international health crisis. 

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Posted: Tuesday 2 June 2020


COVID-19 and Agriculture: The Coming Contradictory Hunger Pandemic

COVID-19 and Agriculture: The Coming Contradictory Hunger Pandemic

Felix Anderl

Felix Anderl, Research Associate with ARTEFACT and member of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos), writes on the looming crisis of food security and nutrition, aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic.
This article was originally posted in OpenDemocracy in May 2020.

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Posted: Friday 29 May 2020


Conference Report – Cambridge: City of Scholars, City of Refuge (1933-1945)

Conference Report – Cambridge: City of Scholars, City of Refuge (1933-1945)

Theodor Dunkelgrün

An account of the conference Cambridge: City of Scholars, City of Refuge, 1933-1945, which happened just before the COVID-19 crisis took hold.

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Posted: Thursday 28 May 2020


Nine Dots Prize: Annie Zaidi’s book ‘Bread Cement Cactus’ is published on 28 May 2020

Nine Dots Prize: Annie Zaidi’s book ‘Bread Cement Cactus’ is published on 28 May 2020

Annie Zaidi

Steven Connor

The Nine Dots Prize: Reflections by Steven Connor, Jane Tinkler and Annie Zaidi, on the publication of her book Bread Cement Cactus.

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Posted: Wednesday 27 May 2020


Searching for the Facts in a Global Pandemic

Searching for the Facts in a Global Pandemic

Shauna Concannon

Shauna Concannon, Research Associate with the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies research project at CRASSH, takes a look at how in times of great uncertainty, such as a global pandemic, the appetite for reliable and trustworthy information increases.

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Posted: Friday 22 May 2020


Meet the Visiting Fellow: Leslie Santee Siskin

Meet the Visiting Fellow: Leslie Santee Siskin

Leslie Santee Siskin

Judith Weik

'I am working on investigating the tangled relationships between new technology and traditional academic disciplines as schools bring online learning into classrooms.'

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Posted: Thursday 21 May 2020

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