'How have various human societies buried their dead during epidemics? Have people always seen dead bodies as dangerous, or polluting?'More
On the eve of CDH's website launch, we spoke to Coordinator Anne Alexander to learn more about this exciting multidisciplinary space.
'I imagined some extra-terrestrial intelligent species visiting us and asking "what is the history of your kind?" Did we have any answer to that question that would reflect the advancement of our understanding of life on earth, of our common history, of what different historical paths might have existed?'More
Power and Vision invites students from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University to submit works of art for Take me there, a pop-up exhibition at Heong Gallery, Downing College.
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X-rays. Toxic chemicals. Radioisotopes. Though it seems strange today, all were once considered harbingers of an agricultural revolution, tools that would allow crops to be engineered 'to order'. Written by Pro Futura Fellow Helen Anne Curry, Evolution Made to Order explores these early genetic technologies, offering an unexpected new perspective on the history of biotechnology.More
Visiting Fellow Charlotte-Rose Millar's new book highlights the overlooked role of the Devil in early modern English witchcraft and explores how emotions were key to witchcraft acts and accusations.More
In a post-Snowden era, how can we account for the fact that we have not given up using mobile technology, connected devices, the Internet?More