The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge is delighted to present next year’s research networks – of which many are new – as well as sixteen interdisciplinary conferences on a range of topics that include climate fictions, health inequality, queer migrations and the power of the pineapple.

Research Networks 2019-20

The CRASSH Research Networks Programme supports groups of Cambridge graduate students and faculty members working together with a common interdisciplinary research interest, bringing together early-career researchers, established academics and guest speakers on particular research topics for a year of collaborative work. Network seminars and reading sessions are free and open to all.

We are pleased to announce the CRASSH Research Networks for the 2019-20 academic year:

  • Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin
  • Auralities
  • Byzantine Worlds (details)
  • Critical Approaches to “Vulnerability” in Empirical Research (CAVER)
  • Health, Medicine and Agency (details)
  • Negotiating Risk and Renewal in the Pacific
  • ‘Re-‘ Interdisciplinary Network (details)
  • Solidarity Across Difference: Theory and Practice
  • Writing Dance Workshop

Conferences 2019-20

The CRASSH Conference Programme showcases arts, social sciences and humanities research in action. It enables Cambridge scholars to convene events designed to look beyond disciplinary boundaries and broker exciting collaborations with academics and practitioners from across the world.

The following conferences have been awarded funding for the 2019-20 academic year:

  • Philosophy, Poetry, and Utopian Politics: The Relevance of Richard Rorty, 12-13 September 2019 (details)
  • The Idea of Development, 18-19 September 2019
  • Media of Hate: Representations of Religious Persecution and Repression in Early Modern Europe, 3-4 October 2019 (details)
  • Common Currency: Reimagining Economics, 7-9 November 2019
  • Re-/Un-working Tragedy: Global South Perspectives, 6-7 December 2019 (details)
  • Let’s Talk About Sex (and Reproduction): Counselling for Reproductive Health in Post-war Europe, 12-13 December 2019 (details)
  • Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies, 24-25 January 2020 (details)
  • Power, Promise, Politics: The Pineapple from Columbus to Del Monte, 20-21 February 2020 (details)
  • Cambridge: City of Scholars, City of Refuge (1933-1945), 5-6 March 2020
  • Queer Migrations: Transnational Sexualities in Theory and Practice, 13 March 2020 (details)
  • Social Power and Mental Health: Evolving Research Through Lived Experience, 25-26 March 2020 (details)
  • Late Antiquity’s Library: Re-assessing the Classical Canon in the Age of Synesius, 16-17 April 2020 (details)
  • How Can Primary Care Prevent Health Inequalities? New Connections and Research Priorities, 22-23 May 2020 (details)
  • The Commons are Dead. Long Live the Commons!, 12-13 June 2020 (details)
  • Fostering Ethics: Family in Islam and the Contested Meanings of Adoption, 25 June 2020
  • Tactics and Praxis: Creativity, Pleasure and Ethics in Academic Work, 9-10 July 2020

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