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Summer Newsletter: What’s on at CRASSH

Summer Newsletter: What’s on at CRASSH

CRASSH News

What's on at the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities this Summer? 

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Posted: Monday 17 June 2019


Announcing CRASSH Networks and Conferences for 2019-20

Announcing CRASSH Networks and Conferences for 2019-20

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We are delighted to present next year's research networks – of which many are new – as well as sixteen interdisciplinary conferences on a range of topics that include climate fictions, health inequality, queer migrations and the power of the pineapple.

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Posted: Thursday 13 June 2019


Mediation Without Measures: Conflict Resolution in Climate Diplomacy

Mediation Without Measures: Conflict Resolution in Climate Diplomacy

Luke Kemp

Imke van Heerden

'Conflict between countries will rise alongside sea-levels and temperatures. We need to make sure that we resolve these conflicts politically rather than physically.'

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Posted: Tuesday 11 June 2019


Cambridge Digital Humanities Appoints Professor of Digital Humanities

Cambridge Digital Humanities Appoints Professor of Digital Humanities

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Professor Caroline Bassett has been appointed to the Professorship of Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge.

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Posted: Friday 7 June 2019


Q&A: Beauty Salon

Q&A: Beauty Salon

Judith Weik

Judith Weik, Coordinator of Art at the Alison Richard Building, speaks to Cathy Lomax, whose work is featured in the Beauty Salon exhibition, which is located on all four floors of the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge and runs until 14 June 2019.

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Posted: Wednesday 5 June 2019


The Madness of Knowledge: 5 Questions to Steven Connor

The Madness of Knowledge: 5 Questions to Steven Connor

Steven Connor

Imke van Heerden

Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us.

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Posted: Tuesday 4 June 2019


The Veiled God: 5 Questions to Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

The Veiled God: 5 Questions to Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

Imke van Heerden

Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft's new book takes us through a series of Schleiermacher’s early ethical and philosophical writings, explaining how these texts inform and are matched in his religious and theological thought. 

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Posted: Monday 3 June 2019


Mumbai-Based Journalist and Playwright Wins US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize for Innovative Thinking

Mumbai-Based Journalist and Playwright Wins US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize for Innovative Thinking

CRASSH News

40-year-old Annie Zaidi, a freelance writer whose work includes reportage, essays, short stories, poetry and plays, has been announced as the winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize 2019/2020.

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Posted: Wednesday 29 May 2019


The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Gender, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Gender, Technology

Stefanie Ullmann

Marcus Tomalin

Hosted by the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project at the Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, the second workshop in The Future of AI series was held in Cambridge on Friday, 17 May.

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Posted: Thursday 23 May 2019


Conference Photos – Beyond Binary: Trans and Queer as a Disruptive Technologies

Conference Photos – Beyond Binary: Trans and Queer as a Disruptive Technologies

CRASSH News

In March 2019, Beyond Binary: Trans and Queer as a Disruptive Technologies revisited trans and queer as a disruptive technologies of gender, identity and thought. The symposium was supported by CRASSH and the Department of Sociology. We are grateful to lgbtQ+@cam for organising and photographing the event.

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Posted: Tuesday 14 May 2019

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