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Meet the Researcher: Matthew Holmes

Meet the Researcher: Matthew Holmes

Matt Holmes

Matthew Holmes is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ERC-funded project The Global as ARTEFACT: Understanding the Patterns of Global Political History Through an Anthropology of Knowledge – The Case of Agriculture in Four Global Systems from the Neolithic to the Present.

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Posted: Monday 4 February 2019


Britain’s Long Relationship with Agricultural Chemicals Since the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Britain’s Long Relationship with Agricultural Chemicals Since the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Matt Holmes

Imke van Heerden

Postdoctoral researcher Matthew Holmes recently published a paper in Environment and History arguing that agricultural chemicals have long been subject to public health and environmental concern.

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Posted: Friday 1 February 2019


Meet the Researcher: Federico Brandmayr

Meet the Researcher: Federico Brandmayr

Federico Brandmayr

'I hope that the Centre will start a conversation about the production, diffusion and application of scientific knowledge in our society.'

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Posted: Thursday 31 January 2019


Meet the Researcher: Felix Anderl

Meet the Researcher: Felix Anderl

Felix Anderl

Felix Anderl is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the ERC-funded project The Global as ARTEFACT: Understanding the Patterns of Global Political History Through an Anthropology of Knowledge – The Case of Agriculture in Four Global Systems from the Neolithic to the Present.

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Posted: Wednesday 30 January 2019


New Dark Age: Technology and How Bridle Gets It Right

New Dark Age: Technology and How Bridle Gets It Right

Francesca Root from the ‘Re-’ Interdisciplinary Network reviews New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future by James Bridle.

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Posted: Tuesday 29 January 2019


Getting away from the noise: Jewish-Muslim interactions and narratives in E1/Barbès

Getting away from the noise: Jewish-Muslim interactions and narratives in E1/Barbès

Sami Everett

Imke van Heerden

Postdoctoral researcher Sami Everett recently published an article in Francosphères on two very well known, and increasingly touristic, neighbourhoods in London and in Paris which most people know by a single street name: La Goutte-d’Or and Brick Lane.

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Posted: Tuesday 29 January 2019


The Latest Update of the Doomsday Clock Shows How Our World Is Burning in a Fire of Misinformation

The Latest Update of the Doomsday Clock Shows How Our World Is Burning in a Fire of Misinformation

Simon Beard

According to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists the world is stuck in a new abnormal, where we remain as close to an existential catastrophe as we have ever been – two minutes to midnight.

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Posted: Friday 25 January 2019


Influential Group Suggests Changes to Business School Rankings at Davos

Influential Group Suggests Changes to Business School Rankings at Davos

CRASSH News

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk contributes to a new report suggesting 20 actions to improve business school rankings and encourage 'a race to the top' in business education.

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Posted: Wednesday 23 January 2019


Why ‘Re-’?: Thinking Twice About Repetition

Why ‘Re-’?: Thinking Twice About Repetition

Clare Foster

The ‘Re-’ network asks what repetition does. Why do we repeat, revive, re-enact, restage, reframe, remember, represent, and refer – to whom, when, where and why – and why is this a topical question in a digital era?

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Posted: Tuesday 22 January 2019


Interdisciplinary Approaches to Energy Studies: Q&A with GENUS

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Energy Studies: Q&A with GENUS

Imke van Heerden

'Alongside practicing an interdisciplinary approach to our research on urban energy, we are also committed to critiquing assumptions that interdisciplinarity is universally beneficial.'

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Posted: Monday 21 January 2019

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