Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2017: CRASSH Programme


I don't know it for a fact, I just know it's true.


With hundreds of free events over two weeks, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas is one of the most exciting and dynamic occasions in the Cambridge cultural calendar, fuelling the public’s interest in and involvement with the arts, humanities and social sciences in a unique and inspiring way.

Exploring this year’s Festival theme of ‘truth’, CRASSH’s programme of events includes presentations by three of our research projects – Conspiracy and Democracy, Making Visible and Limits of the Numerical – in addition to a talk by Nine Dots Prize winner and CRASSH Visiting Fellow James Williams

The Cambridge Festival of Ideas will take place 16 – 29 October. Bookings open 25 September.  
 




16 October 2017 
Populism and Truth
6pm – 7.30pm • Fisher Building, St John's College
Tanya Filer (Cambridge), Hugo Drochon (Cambridge), Ayça Çubukçu (LSE), Nayanika Mathur (Oxford), Madeline Reeves (Manchester), Douglas R. Holmes (SUNY)
Conspiracy and Democracy research project

18 October 2017
'I don't know it for a fact, I just know it's true': How Conspiracy Theories Stake Claims to Truth
6pm – 7.30pm • Fisher Building, St John's College
Andrew McKenzie-McHarg, Rachel Hofmann, Hugo Drochon, Hugo Leal, Alfred Moore
(All CRASSH)​
Conspiracy and Democracy research project 

21 October 2017
'Is not the truth, the truth'? Shakespeare vs Alternative Facts
11am – 11.45am • Faculty of English, GR06/07, 9 West Road, CB3 9DP
Rachel E. Holmes (CRASSH & Faculty of English)​
Crossroads of Knowledge research project

21 October 2017
True to Nature: Seeing, Knowing and Drawing Fossils 
11am – 12.30pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building
Sachiko Kusukawa, Sietske Fransen, Katherine Reinhart, Judith Weik
(All CRASSH)​
Making Visible research project

21 October 2017
Who to Trust about your Health?
11am – 12.30pm • Room S1, Alison Richard Building
Anna Alexandrova (CRASSH), Gabriele Badano (CRASSH), Stephen John (CRASSH), Trenholme Junghans (CRASSH), Jacob Stegenga (HPS)
Limits of the Numerical research project

21 October 2017
Who Believes in Conspiracy Theories?
1.30pm – 2.30pm • LG17, Faculty of Law
Hugo Drochon (CRASSH)
Conspiracy and Democracy research project 

21 October 2017
Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy 
3.30pm – 4.30pm • LG17, Faculty of Law
James Williams (CRASSH; Oxford)
• Nine Dots Prize 

21 October 2017
Policing Islam: What a Murder in Scotland might tell us about the Boundaries of a Religion
5pm – 6pm • Rooms SG1/SG2, Alison Richard Building
Nicholas Evans (CRASSH)

The full Festival of Ideas programme is now available online. 
 

Posted: Wednesday 23 August 2017

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