Visiting Fellowships

Open to scholars from outside Cambridge


About

"I think that an intellectual community that helps you become a better, smarter, and more articulate version of yourself is hard to find. That’s what I found at CRASSH".  (Christopher Nygren, Visiting Fellow,  Michaelmas 2017)

CRASSH Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre's research interests, projects,  and activities. Depending on the Fellowship, Fellows are usually given desk space  in the Centre and certain practical assistance in their research. CRASSH can help in arranging accommodation with a College, and enable access to the University Library and other departmental libraries.  CRASSH may also support visitors who come to Cambridge for a period of days or weeks in order to participate in a particular activity organised by the Centre. For information about the funded international fellowship opportunities please click on the Fellowships tab on this page. Click here to view current fellowship opportunities at CRASSH and apply online.

As well as our established fellowship opportunities, we welcome applications from scholars who already have their own funding in place, and who wish to come to CRASSH for a term or longer.  We are no longer accepting applications for 2019-20. The deadline for applications for 2020-21 is 30 November 2019. Please send a CV and a research proposal to fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk. The Centre assumes that visitors will be in Cambridge to pursue their independent research and does not provide or arrange academic supervision.

 

Funded Fellowships


CRASSH/Clare Hall/Eurias Fellowship (10 months)
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. For information about the previous Fellows and related events please click here. We are currently not running any Eurias Fellowships. 

The Charles Wallace India Trust (one term)
The Charles Wallace India Trust fellowship at CRASSH offers funding for a term of study and residence in Cambridge during the academic year.  The scheme is intended for earlier-career academics from India (defined as resident and domiciled in India, normally between the ages of 25 and 45 years). Applicants should have been in full-time academic employment in an Indian university or research institute of equivalent standing for at least five years and have completed a PhD. For further information about the Fellowship and Fellows please click here. The competition to select a Fellow for 2020-21 is now closed.

Quentin Skinner Fellowship (one term)
In 2009 the Faculty of History received funding from the International Balzan Prize Foundation to establish an annual Lecture in modern intellectual history since c. 1500.  In 2015-16 this Fellowship came to an end and is now known as the Quentin-Skinner Fellowship in Intellectual History since c15.00. The appointed Fellow holds a fellowship at CRASSH for one term, presenting the Quentin-Skinner lecture and participating in the related symposium. For information about the Quentin Skinner Fellowship and previous Balzan-Skinner Fellows please click here. The Quentin Skinner Fellowship is intended for early-career scholars (normally defined as within ten years of attaining the PhD). Like previous Balzan-Skinner Fellows, the Quentin Skinner Fellow will be invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing in the broad field of intellectual history since 1500, including the history of political thought, and will organise a half-day colloquium to follow the lecture. The competition to select the Fellow for 2020-21 is now open. Please click here for further information and to apply online. The deadline is 12 noon on 25 November 2019.

Fellows 2019-20

CRASSH/British School in Rome Fellow
Eóin Parkinson (Archaeology, Cambridge)

Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Dr Alison Knight

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Clare Foster

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow
Dr Brahma Prakash (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Quentin Skinner Fellow
Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale University)

International Visiting Fellows
Dr Qing Bian (Tongji University, Shanghai)
Dr Idit Alphandary (Tel Aviv University)
Professor Kyoo Lee (CUNY)
Professor Leslie Santee Siskin (NYU)
Dr Thomas Lee (University of Technology, Sydney)
Dr Ariane Hanemaayer (Brandon University)

Nine Dots Prize Fellow 2019-20
Annie Zaidi

Lucy Cavendish Alice Tong Sze Research Fellow
Dr Lorena Gazzotti

Lucy Cavendish Alice Tong Sze Fellow
Dr Niamh Mulcahy

Leverhulme Visiting Professor
Professor Karen Pinkus (Cornell University)
 

Work in Progress Seminars

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Bread, Cement, Cactus: Home and Belonging in Contemporary India
21 October 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

The Nine Dots Prize Fellow, Annie Zaid, presents her work in progress.

The Digital Memory of Chinese Youth
04 November 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

CRASSH Visiting Fellow Dr Qing Bian presents her work in progress.

The Epical Subalterns: Imagining the 'Impossible' in India and South Asia
18 November 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

The Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow Dr Brahma Prakash presents his work in progress.

CANCELLED Learning to Spell in the Roman Empire
25 November 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

CRASSH/SCAS/ProFutura Fellow Dr Nicholas Zair presents his work in progress.

Imagined Bodies: Contextualising the Human Body in Italy, 4000-1000 BC.
02 December 2019, Peterhouse College

CRASSH/BSR Fellow Dr Eóin Parkinson presents his work in progress.

Refraction Across the Disciplines
20 January 2020, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

CRASSH Visiting Fellow Leslie Santee Siskin presents her work in progress.

The Enigmas of Pain
17 February 2020, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Visiting Fellow Dr Ariane Hanemaayer discusses her work in progress.

Design and Literary Writing
09 March 2020, CRASSH Meeting Room, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

CRASSH Visiting Fellow Dr Thomas Lee presents his work in progress.

Past Fellows

2018-19

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Romanus: a conceptual history in antiquity and beyond
16 October 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room

CRASSH British School at Rome Fellow Olivia Elder presents her work in progress.

Recovering Liberties in Twentieth-Century Africa
29 October 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room

Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Emma Hunter presents her work in progress.

"Well-being" and Domestic Energy Decision-making in Slum Rehabilitation Housing in India
05 November 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow Dr Ronita Bardhan presents her work in progress.

Questioning the Epistemology of Myth between the XVIII and XX Centuries
19 November 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room

Eurias Fellow Dr Carlotta Santini presents her work in progress.

A World without Race: The Dream of a Universal Republic in the Revolutionary French Caribbean
26 November 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

ACLS Visiting Fellow Professor Paul Friedland presents his work in progress.

The Governance of Security Concerns in Science and Technology
28 January 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Samuel Weiss Evans presents his work in progress.

Animating the Antique: Sculptural Encounters in the Age of Aesthetic Theory
18 February 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Sarah Betzer presents her work in progress.

Mia and the Dead Feminists
04 March 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Susanna Cerasuolo presents her work in progress.

Moreau de Saint-Méry: Print Culture, Slavery, and the Multilingual American Enlightenment
11 March 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Sara Johnson presents her work in progress.

Black on Both Sides: Internationalism and Visuality in the Struggle for "Mexico Negro"
20 May 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Danny Widener presents his work in progress.

A Political and Ecological Aesthetic in Architecture
10 June 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Andrea Wheeler presents her work in progress.

The Democratic Grotesque: Masquerade and Dissensus in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia
17 June 2019, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site

Visiting Fellow Dr Charis Boutieri presents her work in progress.


2017-18

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
A Political Biography of Sanskrit
23 October 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow Ananya Vajpeyi presents her work in progress.

Matter and Similitude in Italian Painting and the Transatlantic Renaissance
06 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

ACLS Visiting Fellow Dr Christopher Nygren presents his work in progress.

Ignaz Goldziher and the Rise of Islamwissenschaft as a ‘Science of Religion’
20 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow David Moshfegh presents his work in progress.

Striving for Citizenship: Struggles for Representation beyond Rights
27 November 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Gal Levy presents his work in progress.

Ghost Stories in post-Reformation England
05 February 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Conversions Visiting Fellow Charlotte-Rose Millar presents her work in progress.

Learning from Data
19 February 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Marco Caserta presents his work in progress.

The Frontier between Bologna and Modena in the Early Modern Period
12 March 2018, King's College

Conversions Visiting Fellow Miriana Carbonara presents her work in progress.

The Emotional Effects of Music between Medicine and Aesthetics (1740-1880)
21 May 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

CRASSH/Clare Hall/Eurias Fellow Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild presents her work in progress.

Housing World Literature: Norwegian Ibsen Museums
11 June 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room

CRASSH Visiting Fellow Narve Fulsås presents his work in progress.

Law’s Sovereignty
18 June 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Richard Sherwin presents his work in progress.

Strange Dogs: On the history of Conversion, "Joseph and Aseneth", and travelling texts
25 June 2018, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

CRASSH Director Simon Goldhill presents for the Fellows work in progress seminar series.


James Williams (Nine Dots Prize Winner)
Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy

2016-17

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
The Conversion of Matter: Alchemical Image-Making in England, 1450–1650
24 October 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

A work in progress seminar by Conversions Fellow Jennifer Rampling.

Activating the North-East Indian ethnography collections in Cambridge archives and museums
07 November 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

The CRASSH Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow, Bina Gandhi Deori,  presents her work in progress.

From Across the Genkai Sea
21 November 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Visiting Fellow Samuel Perry presents his work in progress.

Language and Riverscape in Indigenous Brazil
06 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Visiting Fellow Christopher Ball presents his work in progress.

Troubling Enlightenment
13 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellow Alexander Regier presents his work in progress.

Religious Polemics and the History of Religions: The Case of Toledoth Yeshu
27 February 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiitng Fellow Daniel Barbu presents his work in progress.

Transparency: The Cultural History of an Idea
06 March 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room

Eurias Visiting Fellow  Daniel Jütte presents his work in progress.

Religious Dissent in Early Modern Britain
15 May 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Conversions Visiting Fellow Alison Searle presents her work in progress.

CANCELLED: The Return of Ancestralism
05 June 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Patrick French presents his work in progress.

The Nature of Politics: Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium
09 June 2017, SG1, Alison Richard Building

Quentin Skinner Fellow Dr Sophie Smith (Oxford) delivers the annual lecture and participates in the symposium.

Predicting the Failure of UK Cross Border Acquisitions
12 June 2017, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Visiting Fellow Nour Adel presents her work in progress.

2015-16

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Representations of the Urban Space in Select Elizabethan and Jacobean English Texts
02 November 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Charles Wallace India Fellow Dr Ananya Dutta Gupta presents her work in progress.

Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science
23 November 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room, Alison Richard Building

Conversions Fellow Dr Suparna Roychoudhury presents her work in progress.

Acknowledging Equality: Respect and Contempt in 17th-Century English Political Thought
01 February 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Balzan Skinner Fellow Dr Teresa M Bejan presents her work in progress.

Spinoza and the Conversion of Early Modern Thought
15 February 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Conversions Fellow Dr Marie-Elise Zovko presents her work in progress.

“Cannon Law”: French power politics in the time of the politique des réunions
18 April 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

CRASSH Eurias Fellow Fernando Chavarria-Mugica presents his work in progress.

Plague in Castile c.1600
09 May 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

ACLS Fellow Dr Ruth MacKay presents her work in progress.

Towards a Theory of Biography
16 May 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellow Dr Patrick French presents his work in progress.

A Debate in Later Arabic Logic
13 June 2016, CRASSH Meeting Room

Khaled El-Rouayheb presents his work in progress.

2014-15

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Ovid Revisited: Locating the Heroides in Michael Drayton and Madhusudan Dutt
03 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

 Dr Sukanya Dasgupta (Loreto College, Calcutta)

Johannes Althusius and the problems of writing gender in early modern political thought
10 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Anna Becker (University of Basel)

Anglo-European Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Period
17 November 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Eoin Devlin (University of Cambridge)

False Flags, True Lies: Science and Recycled Photography
01 December 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress

The Hermeneutics of Conversion: Desiderius Erasmus to Richard Hooker
16 February 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Torrance Kirby (McGill University)

A Comparative Analysis of Manichaean Texts and Paintings
23 February 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Gábor Kósa (ELTE Budapest)

Towards an Ethics of Bodily Giving and Sharing in Medicine
02 March 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Kristin Zeiler (Linköping University)

The Concept of System in David Hume's 'The History of England'
09 March 2015, CRASSH Meeting Room

Work in Progress Seminar

2013-14

Visiting Fellows Work in Progress
Interreligious encounters, confessional struggles and the formation of the Dutch East India Company
04 November 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Isabella Matauschek (Johanes Kepler University)

Ecocriticism of the Global South
18 November 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Swarnalatha Rangarajan (IIT Madras)

Christians in Pakistan: narratives of suffering, survival and dignity
02 December 2013, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Syed Javed Nazir (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

The Production of a global norm: grassroots participation in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
20 January 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Chiara Bortolotto (École des autes études en sciences sociales, Paris).

The Rhetoric of Graphic Satire, 1750-1830: The Limits of Political Literacy in Georgian Britain
27 January 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr David Taylor (University of Toronto)

Locating Christianity and Humanity in Amazonia
10 February 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Aparecida Vilaca (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Searching for Donor Half Siblings: Relations and Relatedness in an Age of Changing Technologies
24 February 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Lucy Frith (University of Liverpool)

In Search of a Good Life: Therapeutic Culture in a Comparative Perspective
03 March 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Suvi Salmenniemi (University of Turku)

Gandhi's Realism: Means and Ends in Politics
10 March 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room
Eisenstein, Sexuality, and Decadence
01 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Evgenii Bershtein (Reed College)

Transitional Objects: Figurative Art after the Blitz
15 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Eric Stryker (Southern Methodist University)

Zones of Entanglement: Interdisciplinary Systems of Knowledge from the Enlightenment to the Present
22 May 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Professor Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario)

Look But Don’t Touch: Sight-Touch Paradigms in Early Modern Architecture
09 June 2014, CRASSH Meeting Room

Dr Kimberley Skelton