30 Jun 2010 - 3 Jul 2010 All day Girton College, Cambridge



Registration for this conference is now closed.



Joanna Cook (University of Cambridge)
Matei Candea (Durham University)

Catherine Trundle (Victoria University of Wellington)
Tom Yarrow (University of Wales, Bangor)


Funded by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), this interdisciplinary conference will bring together a diverse range of scholars to debate and rethink the dominant academic paradigm of engagement and connectivity. This conference will interrogate practices and ontologies that take detachment seriously, asking how they might broaden our own conceptual tools and methods. Speakers will analyse practices within their own and other academic fields that treat detachment as a valued process.

Information on this conference may be found via the The Detachment Collaboratory website HERE.

The Detachment Collaboratory is an online networking tool for scholars and a lasting forum for public debate around the theme of detachment.

Post Graduate Bursaries

A small number of bursaries are available for postgraduate students to help cover conference costs. If you would like to receive a bursary please email Catherine Trundle with details of:

1) Your degree of study, stage of study and affiliation.
2) A short statement on your research, especially with regard to how it relates to the topic of detachment.

Bursaries will be awarded on a first come first served basis.


Accommodation (for non-paper giving delegates)

Accommodation can be booked with Girton College directly:
Graham Rawlings
Catering/Conference Assistant
Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG
Tel: 01223 338967
Fax: 01223 338896

Girton offers a wide range of accommodation options during the conference. Please see HERE for options and prices.



Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk