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

Religious Diversity and the Secular University Summer School 2020

Religious Diversity and the Secular University Summer School 2020

Simon Goldhill

Theodor Dunkelgrün

Sami Everett

Applications are invited from early-career scholars for the Religious Diversity and the Secular University Summer School in July 2020.

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Posted: Tuesday 14 January 2020


Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an Event at the Crossroads – An Event Summary

Migrant Knowledge, Early Modern and Beyond: an Event at the Crossroads – An Event Summary

Subha Mukherji

A summary of talks and video from this final event organised by the ERC-funded Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature project at CRASSH (2014 – 2019)

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Posted: Monday 2 December 2019


Exhibition Q&A: Good Government Bad Government

Exhibition Q&A: Good Government Bad Government

Judith Weik

Judith Weik, Coordinator of 'Art at the Alison Richard Building', speaks to artists Michael Johnson and Frank Creber about their exhibition. The exhibition is located on all four floors of the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge and runs until the 20 December 2019. 

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Posted: Monday 25 November 2019


Eye to Eye with a 350-Year Old Cow: Leeuwenhoek’s Specimens and Original Microscope Reunited

Eye to Eye with a 350-Year Old Cow: Leeuwenhoek’s Specimens and Original Microscope Reunited

Sietske Fransen

Eye to eye with a 350-year old cow: Leeuwenhoek’s specimens and original microscope reunited in historic photoshoot. An event orchestrated by Sietske Fransen, Research Associate on the Making Visible Project at CRASSH (2015 –2019).

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Posted: Tuesday 12 November 2019


Why Thinking about the Tacit is Key in a Digital Age

Why Thinking about the Tacit is Key in a Digital Age

Clare Foster

This post by Satinder Gill (Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge), originally posted in the 'Re-' Network's blog in September 2019, asks what happens when people share tacit knowledge in the context of our digital age. Edited by Clare Foster from the ‘Re-’ Interdisciplinary Network.

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Posted: Monday 11 November 2019


Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words: 5 Questions to the Editors

Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words: 5 Questions to the Editors

Marcus Tomalin

Judith Weik

This ground-breaking book reconsiders the theory and practice of translation when multimodal forms of communication, such as speech, writing, music, image, and dance, are involved simultaneously. 

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Posted: Tuesday 5 November 2019


Down the Rabbit Hole: Clare Foster on Live Action Role Play

Down the Rabbit Hole: Clare Foster on Live Action Role Play

Larping. Cosplay. Dungeons and Dragons. Whether a response to the digital world or a new kind of performance, playing – for adults – is back. Lucy Jolin of CAM magazine interviews Clare Foster, British Academy postdoctoral fellow and founder of the ‘Re-’ Interdisciplinary Network at CRASSH, on the re-emergence of cooperative gameplay. This article was originally published in CAM Magazine Issue 87.

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Posted: Tuesday 29 October 2019


Black History Month 2019 – From our Archive

Black History Month 2019 – From our Archive

Judith Weik

A selection of media from our archive on the theme of Black History Month 2019

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Posted: Friday 25 October 2019


Play as Research Practice? Thinking with (and about) Games

Play as Research Practice? Thinking with (and about) Games

Anne Alexander

Do you have an interest in the practice of Game Design? The Cambridge Digital Humanities Learning Programme offers graduate students and staff at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to apply for a place in a two-day game design workshop.

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Posted: Tuesday 22 October 2019


Giving Way: 5 Questions to Steven Connor

Giving Way: 5 Questions to Steven Connor

Steven Connor

Judith Weik

Giving Way offers a powerful defence of civility, the versatile human capacity to deflect aggression into sociability and to exercise power over power itself.’

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Posted: Friday 18 October 2019

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