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

Tracking Inequality in India: The Story of a Pioneer

Tracking Inequality in India: The Story of a Pioneer

Pedro Ramos Pinto

India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality. While one section of the population gets richer, another section gets poorer. In the countryside, farmers and others ‘left behind’ by the economic surge find themselves in increasingly desperate circumstances. In many cases their plight, exacerbated by crippling debt, has led to suicide.

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Posted: Wednesday 5 July 2017


Storify: Easter Term Highlights

Storify: Easter Term Highlights

Easter 2017 has come to an end, and we've selected a few memorable moments from social media to celebrate this lively and productive term at CRASSH.

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Posted: Wednesday 28 June 2017


Translation & Multimodality

Translation & Multimodality

Monica Boria

Cambridge Conversations in Translation concluded in style on Friday 26 May 2017 with a suitably trans-disciplinary one-day event on intersemiotic translation.

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Posted: Thursday 15 June 2017


Ways of Machine Seeing

Ways of Machine Seeing

Leonardo Impett

In 2016, the first Ways of Machine Seeing workshop asked how computers change the way we see the world. This year's conference will develop threads of last year's discussions. In this post, Leo Impett (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) explores the themes analysed in 2016.

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Posted: Wednesday 14 June 2017


Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture: Reflections at the End of a Five-Year Project

Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture: Reflections at the End of a Five-Year Project

Ruth Jackson

The Bible and Antiquity in Nineteenth-Century Culture, a major European Research Council-funded project at CRASSH, came to an end this May. Ruth Jackson looks back on her years as a researcher on the project. 

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Posted: Monday 12 June 2017


Storify: Crushing (on) Azurite

Storify: Crushing (on) Azurite

CRASSH Research Projects Genius Before Romanticism and Making Visible teamed up with The Making and Knowing Project from Columbia University to crush the blue copper mineral at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

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Posted: Tuesday 6 June 2017


CRASSH nominees for Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement Awards

CRASSH nominees for Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement Awards

Congratulations to Hugo Drochon and Yvonne Salmon for their respective nominations for the Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards 2017.

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Posted: Monday 5 June 2017


Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

James Williams

James Williams won the inaugural Nine Dots Prize with his entry Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy. Here are some sample extracts from his 3,000-word response to the question 'Are digital technologies making politics impossible?'.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017


Oxford student and former Google employee wins inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

Oxford student and former Google employee wins inaugural $100,000 Nine Dots Prize

35-year-old James Williams, a doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, was announced yesterday as the inaugural winner of the US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017


About the Nine Dots Prize

About the Nine Dots Prize

The Nine Dots Prize is a new prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues. Read more about the Prize and its funder, the Kadas Foundation.

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Posted: Wednesday 31 May 2017

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