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

Hitler and the Nazis were High on Drugs – a Theory for the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

Hitler and the Nazis were High on Drugs – a Theory for the Age of ‘Alternative Facts’

Sir Richard J Evans

Sir Richard Evans, Director of the Conspiracy and Democracy Project at CRASSH, on his review of Norman Ohler’s book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany.

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Posted: Tuesday 30 May 2017


The Third Space: Sarah Turner’s Public House

The Third Space: Sarah Turner’s Public House

Yvonne Salmon

An essay on Sarah Turner’s documentary film, Public House, written by The Alchemical Landscape convenor Yvonne Salmon.

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Posted: Friday 26 May 2017


Crossroads of Knowledge in Chicago

Crossroads of Knowledge in Chicago

Rachel E. Holmes

At the end of March, hundreds of early modernists converged on Chicago for the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, among them the team from the ERC-funded project Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature.

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Posted: Wednesday 10 May 2017


New Deputy Director for CRASSH

New Deputy Director for CRASSH

Jan-Melissa Schramm

CRASSH is delighted to announce that Jan-Melissa Schramm from Cambridge’s Faculty of English will be taking up the role of Deputy Director in October 2017.

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Posted: Thursday 27 April 2017


Uncertainty is not the enemy

Uncertainty is not the enemy

Simon Beard

New Generation Thinker Simon Beard will be talking about risk, uncertainty and possible human extinction on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking on 4 April 2017. In this post, he argues that uncertainty is not the enemy. 

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Posted: Monday 3 April 2017


Racism and Emotions in Knowledge-Encounters

Racism and Emotions in Knowledge-Encounters

reports on the workshop of the Decolonising the Curriculum research group, which took place at CRASSH, 1st February 2017

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Posted: Wednesday 8 March 2017


The self-evidence of evidence? Reflections on changing paradigms of evidence in healthcare

The self-evidence of evidence? Reflections on changing paradigms of evidence in healthcare

Trenholme Junghans

Trenholme Junghans reports on a recent workshop convened by the Limits of the Numerical Project.

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Posted: Tuesday 21 February 2017


Denial: how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth’

Denial: how to deal with a conspiracy theory in the era of ‘post-truth’

I only have a very small part in the film Denial compared to those of David Irving (played by Timothy Spall), Richard Rampton QC (played by Tom Wilkinson), Anthony Julius (played by Andrew Scott), and Professor Deborah Lipstadt (played by Rachel Weisz), but I like to think it’s an important one. When Irving sued Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin, her publishers, in the High Court for libelling him by calling him a Holocaust denier and a falsifier of history, Julius, as her solicitor, decided to defend her by proving that what she had written about Irving was true....

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Posted: Monday 20 February 2017


Perspectives on Decolonization from South Asia. Seminar 4

Perspectives on Decolonization from South Asia. Seminar 4

Decolonising the curriculum: South Asia

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Posted: Wednesday 14 December 2016


Decolonising the Curriculum or Decolonising the Mind? Seminar 3

Decolonising the Curriculum or Decolonising the Mind? Seminar 3

Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice (workshop)

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Tatiana Rostovtseva (Research Assistant, Cambridge Mathematics Education Project (CMEP), University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences)

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Posted: Wednesday 16 November 2016

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