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

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


CSER’s Response to the IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

CSER’s Response to the IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Simon Beard

Lauren Holt

Haydn Belfield

The latest assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services warns that over 1 million species are currently threatened with extinction.

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Posted: Tuesday 7 May 2019


What Is Unfair About Unequal Brute Luck? An Intergenerational Puzzle

What Is Unfair About Unequal Brute Luck? An Intergenerational Puzzle

Simon Beard

Imke van Heerden

Simon Beard recently published a paper in Philosophia on luck egalitarianism, intergenerational justice and unfairness. 

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Posted: Wednesday 1 May 2019


Failure of global systems led to the extinction of the dinosaurs – we may yet go the same way

Failure of global systems led to the extinction of the dinosaurs – we may yet go the same way

Simon Beard

Lauren Holt

Simon Beard and Lauren Holt are Research Associates at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, and Paul Upchurch is Professor of Palaeobiology at UCL. Read their new article in The Conversation.

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Posted: Tuesday 30 April 2019


How Hacking Photosynthesis Could Fight Deforestation and Famine

How Hacking Photosynthesis Could Fight Deforestation and Famine

Asaf Tzachor

How to feed our livestock animals without destroying rainforests? One answer might be Iceland's 'photo-bioreactors'.

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Posted: Monday 29 April 2019


Exhibition Q&A: Everything I Ever Learnt

Exhibition Q&A: Everything I Ever Learnt

Judith Weik

Judith Weik, Coordinator of Art at the Alison Richard Building, speaks to Karen Harvey, Creative Director of the photography organisation Shutter Hub.

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Posted: Friday 26 April 2019


The Cambridge Data School is arriving. Join us!

The Cambridge Data School is arriving. Join us!

Hugo Leal

'We, at Cambridge Digital Humanities, are all thrilled with the prospect of welcoming the first cohort of the Cambridge Data School, which will take place from 3 to 6 June 2019.'

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Posted: Thursday 25 April 2019

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