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


Wotan: A Most Human God

Wotan: A Most Human God

Catherine Conybeare

CRASSH Visiting Fellow Catherine Conybeare's take on the illustrated lecture by Sir John Tomlinson with Patrick Carnegy: "The Construction of the Role of Wotan". 

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Posted: Thursday 26 February 2015


ELECTION podcast: Martin Jacques on the global perspective, Britain’s decline and in China’s rise

ELECTION podcast: Martin Jacques on the global perspective, Britain’s decline and in China’s rise

Episode three of the Cambridge Politics podcast.

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Posted: Wednesday 25 February 2015


Calls for Papers: February & March 2015

Calls for Papers: February & March 2015

Open calls for papers for up-coming CRASSH conferences.

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Posted: Tuesday 24 February 2015


ELECTION - The Cambridge Politics Podcast

ELECTION - The Cambridge Politics Podcast

In a new weekly podcast exploring political issues leading up to the 2015 British elections, David Runcimann talks to Lord Martin Rees.

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Posted: Wednesday 18 February 2015



The Doric Quartet: Master Class with Murray Perahia

The Doric Quartet: Master Class with Murray Perahia

Catherine Conybeare

A couple of weeks ago, there appeared an article on the music pages of the New York Times entitled ‘Wait, you need to suffer some more’. It discussed the tendency of even the greatest performing artists to postpone engagement with certain works until they felt – in essence – that they had lived enough. Needless to say, the works most often cited as overwhelming were late Beethoven.

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Posted: Tuesday 20 January 2015


The Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh

This week, artificial intelligence leaders in academia and industry, and legal, economic and risk experts worldwide signed an open letter calling for the robust and beneficial development of artificial intelligence. But why is this happening now? 

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Posted: Friday 16 January 2015


“Does the Museum Just Preserve the Museum?”

“Does the Museum Just Preserve the Museum?”

Summary of a 2-day conference which celebrated and questioned what we do in museums and what museums do to us.

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Posted: Monday 15 December 2014


The Politics of Framing and Staging

The Politics of Framing and Staging

Summary of a one-day conference which explored the politics of acts of creativity and their consumption. It looked at ways in which performance is less about objects than the power of frames.

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Posted: Tuesday 9 December 2014

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