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

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


The Lady of the Longitude: Jane Squire

The Lady of the Longitude: Jane Squire

In 1714, the British Parliament offered large rewards for finding longitude at sea. Men around the world submitted schemes but only one woman, Jane Squire, published a proposal under her own name. Dr Alexi Baker has been investigating the life story of this remarkable trailblazer.

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Posted: Monday 1 December 2014


The Art and Science of Curation

The Art and Science of Curation

We all agree that museums need curators, but do we all agree on what it is that curators do? Are they holders of specialist collections knowledge? Cultural programmers? Custodians? Facilitators? Communicators? All of these, or none? 

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Posted: Wednesday 19 November 2014


Climates of Conspiracy

Climates of Conspiracy

Alfred Moore

Why is the issue of climate change so prone to conspiracy?

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Posted: Tuesday 4 November 2014


Johan Rockström - Earth Resilience and World Development

Johan Rockström - Earth Resilience and World Development

Summary of the Humanitas Series in Sustainability Studies 2014 with Professor Johan Rockström.

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Posted: Monday 3 November 2014


A Tale of 38 Teapots: an intimate portrait of 18th-century sociability

A Tale of 38 Teapots: an intimate portrait of 18th-century sociability

What can the items and objects associated with 18th-century coffeeshops tell us about 18th-century culture? Craig Cessford, of the CRASSH Things That Matter seminar and Cambridge Archaelogical Unit, investigates.​

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Posted: Tuesday 21 October 2014


CRASSH Open Day

CRASSH Open Day

This is a summary of what happened during the CRASSH Open Day on 17 October 2014. You will find lots of useful links and interesting information. 

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Posted: Monday 20 October 2014


Visions of Plague

Visions of Plague

A new CRASSH research project is compiling the largest database of plague imagery ever amassed, focusing on a pandemic that peaked in the early 20th century and continues to this day.

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Posted: Monday 20 October 2014


On Not Forgetting Nadine Gordimer

On Not Forgetting Nadine Gordimer

Graham Riach

When Nadine Gordimer was asked two years ago how she would like to be remembered, her answer was typically unsentimental: ‘Let me be forgotten'. Graham Riach isn't ready to do so yet...

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Posted: Wednesday 16 July 2014


Egypt and Blair

Egypt and Blair

Jack Shenker

'Absurdity has always snaked through the veins of Egypt’s body politic,' writes journalist Jack Shenker in the run-up to a CRASSH event on Reporting Egypt's Revolution: Journalism on the Frontline, on 10 July. 'But what is there left to lampoon when official discourse becomes a parody of itself?'...

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Posted: Friday 4 July 2014

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