This October sees the start of the broad and exciting programme of events and other initiatives.

Among the new initiatives starting at CRASSH this year, you may be interested in the Research Culture seminar series, which will tackle questions such as: how should open research work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences (do we need a model of our own)? – should I publish my monograph open access? – how should research be evaluated? – and how do we create a positive research culture in departments, centres and faculties? 

Highlights of the Michaelmas term conferences and events programme include:

The impact and innovation of research

19 Oct 2023 at 15:30, Rooms SG2, Alison Richard Building

This ground-breaking event is designed exclusively for postgraduates and early career researchers seeking to make a tangible difference in their fields. Gain invaluable insights and inspiration from esteemed scholars who have successfully transformed their research into real-world impact.

UCAM SHAPE Hub | Launch event

13 Nov 2023 from 11:00 – 13:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

The UCAM SHAPE Hub aims to excite researchers about the possibilities of using new tools and collaborative creative practices, and inspire them to integrate these into public engagement, knowledge exchange, and innovation pathways to enhance their research impact.

The Cambridge misinformation hackathon

18 Nov 2023 from 9:30 – 18:30, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

This event is for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines to tackle the root causes of and devise potential actionable solutions for the ongoing Misinformation Crisis. In an era marked by growing polarization and diminishing trust in scientific institutions, this hackathon aspires to cultivate critical and constructive discourses within the academic community.

Film premiere and directors Q&A: C’è un soffio di vita soltanto / A breath of life (2022)

21 Nov 2023 at 17:30, Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St Andrew’s St, Cambridge CB2 3AR

Film premiere and Q&A with the film’s Directors. The screening is part of the ‘Queer and trans testimonies: from the Holocaust to 2023 conference‘

Queer and trans testimonies: from the Holocaust to 2023

22 Nov 2023 from 9:00 – 16:00, Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RF

This two-day event brings together artists and academics with the aim of discussing queer and trans testimonies from the Holocaust to the present.

Planetary health

29 Nov 2023 from 13:00 – 18:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

This symposium will explore the interconnectedness of our planetary and public health and its associations to inequality, (in)accessibility to sustainable solutions and tech, and the short- and long-term consequences of climate change on health, among other things.

Affective interventions in archival materials: recuperating photographs of wet-nurses in the Courret Archive.

30 Nov 2023 from 9:30 – 13:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

The first part of the workshop will be dedicated to reflecting on arts-based visual methodologies, such as zine-making, and the potential of creating alternative archives. It will also introduce participants to photographs of wet nurses and babies taken in Lima, Peru, in the late nineteenth century, which we are exploring as part of our project. These photographs are housed at the Courret photographic archive in Peru’s National Library. The second part of the workshop will provide participants with the materials they need to make one page each of a collaborative zine by intervening creatively in reproductions of the photographs of wet nurses and babies.

Crip Camp: A film screening and conversation

4 Dec 2023 from 16:00 – 20:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

To celebrate Disability History Month 2023, the Disabled Staff Network of the University of Cambridge invites you to a screening of the documentary Crip Camp – A disability Revolution.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our CRASSH events!



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