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

Meet the Visiting Fellow: Thomas Lee

Meet the Visiting Fellow: Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee

Judith Weik

'I’m working on how to better communicate the world of mind and technique associated with the discipline of design, particularly as it is practised and imagined in the context of scholarly communities or communities of learning more broadly'

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Posted: Tuesday 25 February 2020


Exhibition Q&A: Beating Time – A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry

Exhibition Q&A: Beating Time – A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry

Judith Weik

A Q&A with artists Sandra Beccarelli, Miranda Boulton, Alison Critchlow and Una d’Aragona about their exhibition Beating Time: A Conversation Between Painting and Poetry.

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Posted: Wednesday 12 February 2020


Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India: 5 Questions to Brahma Prakash

Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India: 5 Questions to Brahma Prakash

Brahma Prakash

Judith Weik

Brahma Prakash's book examines ways in which meanings and behaviours are engendered in communities through rituals, theatre and enactments. It offers a conceptual framework to understand the politics and aesthetics of 'folk performance' in India and South Asia.

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Posted: Wednesday 5 February 2020


The Bad Trip: 5 Questions to James Riley

The Bad Trip: 5 Questions to James Riley

Judith Weik

The Bad Trip, a new cultural history of the late-1960s, looks at the dark side of the decade that gave us psychedelia, The Beatles and the Summer of Love. 

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Posted: Friday 31 January 2020


When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? A Workshop Summary

When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? A Workshop Summary

Federico Brandmayr

Judith Weik


When Does Explaining Become Explaining Away? Compassion, Justification and Exculpation in Social Research – A summary of this workshop which took place on 27 September 2019.

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Posted: Wednesday 29 January 2020


Fact-Checking Hackathon – A Write-up

Fact-Checking Hackathon – A Write-up

Marcus Tomalin

Shauna Concannon

Stefanie Ullmann

Judith Weik

A write-up of the Fact-Checking Hackaton held by the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project, in January 2020. The aim of the Hackathon was to bring together people with different kinds of expertise to develop new approaches for tackling the problems posed by fake news, misinformation and disinformation.

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Posted: Tuesday 28 January 2020


The Impossible Clinic: A Critical Sociology of Evidence-based Medicine: 5 Questions to A Hanemaayer

The Impossible Clinic: A Critical Sociology of Evidence-based Medicine: 5 Questions to A Hanemaayer

Ariane Hanemaayer

Judith Weik

The Impossible Clinic: A critical sociology of evidence-based medicine is the first book to interrogate the history, practice, and the pitfalls of EBM and how it persists due to intersecting relationships between professional medical regulation and liberal governance strategies.

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Posted: Monday 27 January 2020


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

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