Reports, retorts, reviews and argument from
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Global Epistemics: 6 Questions to Inanna Hamati-Ataya

Global Epistemics: 6 Questions to Inanna Hamati-Ataya

Inanna Hamati-Ataya

'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?'

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Posted: Wednesday 4 April 2018


Call for Submissions: ‘Take me there’ pop-up exhibition

Call for Submissions: ‘Take me there’ pop-up exhibition

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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Posted: Friday 23 March 2018


Evolution Made to Order: 5 Questions to Helen Anne Curry

Evolution Made to Order: 5 Questions to Helen Anne Curry

Helen Anne Curry

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.

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Posted: Friday 9 March 2018


Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England: 5 Questions to Charlotte-Rose Millar

Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England: 5 Questions to Charlotte-Rose Millar

Charlotte-Rose Millar

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.

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Posted: Monday 5 March 2018


Digital Art – ‘Seeing across the Distance: the Dreams and Fears of Televisual Utopias’

Digital Art – ‘Seeing across the Distance: the Dreams and Fears of Televisual Utopias’

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?

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Posted: Friday 2 March 2018


Entrepreneur Erck Rickmers sets up international foundation for social change 

Entrepreneur Erck Rickmers sets up international foundation for social change 

'Understand – Inspire – Change': Entrepreneur Erck Rickmers unveils a network of research centres at the University of Cambridge, the Humboldt-University zu Berlin, the University of California and Ca' Foscari University of Venice championing the importance of the humanities and social sciences in public discourse.

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Posted: Monday 26 February 2018


CSER Releases Ground-breaking Report on Dangers of AI

CSER Releases Ground-breaking Report on Dangers of AI

26 experts on the security implications of emerging technologies have jointly authored a ground-breaking report – sounding the alarm about the potential malicious use of artificial intelligence (AI) by rogue states, criminals and terrorists.

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Posted: Friday 23 February 2018


Q&A: Open Intellectual Property Models of Emerging Technologies

Q&A: Open Intellectual Property Models of Emerging Technologies

We asked Jenny Molloy about the new CRASSH Research Group Open Intellectual Property Models of Emerging Technologies and Implications for the Equitable Society.

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Posted: Monday 5 February 2018


On Critical University Studies

On Critical University Studies

Alison Wood

If you like paradox and tension then Critical University Studies (CUS) might be your sort of field.

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Posted: Friday 26 January 2018


Announcing Two New ERC-Funded Projects at CRASSH (2017–2022)

Announcing Two New ERC-Funded Projects at CRASSH (2017–2022)

Samantha Peel

CRASSH is delighted to share news of two recent European Research Council-funded projects, which will be housed in the Centre until 2022.

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Posted: Thursday 25 January 2018

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