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

Feast & Fast for Neither the Fittest nor the Fattest but a Frugal Futurist

Feast & Fast for Neither the Fittest nor the Fattest but a Frugal Futurist

Kyoo Lee

A critical response to the Fitzwilliam Museum's Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800 exhibition by Professor Kyoo Lee, Visiting Fellow at CRASSH from 2019 – 2020. Originally posted in AICA-USA on 26 April 2020, reproduced here with kind permission from the author.

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Posted: Tuesday 5 May 2020


Tackling the Problem of Online Hate Speech

Tackling the Problem of Online Hate Speech

Marcus Tomalin

Stefanie Ullmann

An account of the development of an automatic hate speech detection system and app by two researchers from the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project at CRASSH.

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Posted: Tuesday 5 May 2020


Clocking Out: 5 Questions to Karen Pinkus

Clocking Out: 5 Questions to Karen Pinkus

Karen Pinkus

Judith Weik

In her new book Clocking Out, Karen Pinkus examines the intertwined relationship of cinema, machines and labour in the early 60s in Italy.

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Posted: Thursday 30 April 2020


Pandemic Listening

Pandemic Listening

Bettina Varwig, co-convenor of the CRASSH Auralities Research Network, shares her thoughts on the democratisation of listening to live classical music during the pandemic.

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Posted: Wednesday 29 April 2020


Conference Review – Power, Promise, Politics: The Pineapple from Columbus to Del Monte

Conference Review – Power, Promise, Politics: The Pineapple from Columbus to Del Monte

CRASSH News

This conference review by Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge) was originally posted with TORCH and is reproduced here with kind permission from the author.

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Posted: Thursday 23 April 2020


Are the Experts Responsible for Bad Disaster Response?

Are the Experts Responsible for Bad Disaster Response?

Federico Brandmayr

Written by Expertise Under Pressure Research Associate Federico Brandmayr, this blog post was originally posted on the Centre for Humanities and Social Change website.

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Posted: Tuesday 21 April 2020


What to Do With Carbon?

What to Do With Carbon?

Karen Pinkus

Karen Pinkus, Leverhulme Visiting Professor at CRASSH and MMLL, writes about a workshop she would have held on 24 April 2020, sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Posted: Monday 20 April 2020


Reading Elizabeth Anderson in the time of COVID-19

Reading Elizabeth Anderson in the time of COVID-19

Anna Alexandrova

An Expertise Under Pressure blog post on the work of Professor Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan. Reposted here with kind permission from the Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, Cambridge.

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Posted: Thursday 16 April 2020


Remembering Ian Donaldson in 2020

Remembering Ian Donaldson in 2020

Mary Jacobus

Jan-Melissa Schramm

Professor Ian Donaldson, who was the Founding Director of CRASSH, passed away in March 2020. Here, Professor Mary Jacobus and Dr Jan-Melissa Schramm remember him.

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Posted: Wednesday 15 April 2020


Developing the History of Knowledge | Östling et al.

Developing the History of Knowledge | Östling et al.

Excerpts from Forms of Knowledge: Developing the History of Knowledge, published by the newly established Lund Centre for the History of Knowledge (LUCK) in March 2020. This post was originally published on the gloknos blog (8 April 2020), and is re-posted here with their permission.

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Posted: Wednesday 8 April 2020

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