The conference or the hosting organisation is a container, which makes possible the momentary stabilisation of knowledge in some form.
– Elaine Tam, Independent Curator

Programme 2023 - 2024
Godly grooming: religion, spirituality, and male hair
22 Sep 2023 - 23 Sep 2023 All day, Room 1.04, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

The workshop aims to advance methodology for such interpretations in historical settings via a focus on the intersections between hair and religion in pre-modern and modern societies, considering how hair and beards acquire religious meaning, and how religious imperatives shaped rituals involving hair.

CANCELLED Nine Dots work-in-progress seminar
18 Oct 2023 12:00 - 14:00, CRASSH Meeting Room
1 Nov 2023 12:00 - 14:00, CRASSH Meeting Room
15 Nov 2023 12:00 - 14:00, CRASSH Meeting Room
29 Nov 2023 12:00 - 14:00, CRASSH Meeting Room
13 Dec 2023 12:00 - 14:00, Cancelled

This closed work in progress seminar will see the 2023/24 Nine Dots prize winner Joanna Kusiak discussing the chapters of her writing as it progresses.

The impact and innovation of research
19 Oct 2023 15:30, Rooms SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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 11:00 - 13:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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 9:30 - 18:30, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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 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 9:00 - 18:00, Various (see programme)

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 13:00 - 18:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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 9:30 - 13:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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.

CRASSH research networks and their afterlives
30 Nov 2023 10:00 - 12:00, Room S2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Crip Camp: A film screening and conversation
4 Dec 2023 16:30 - 20:00, Online

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.

Representations of power, ecology, and place in the Global South: a research symposium
9 Feb 2024 13:00 - 18:30, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP

This research symposium will showcase new research on the thematic cluster “Ecologies in Place” taking place in universities from the Global South.

Counterspeech: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech
29 Feb 2024 17:00 - 19:00, Online & Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Book launch to celebrate the launch of Counterspeech: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Countering Dangerous Speech, Edited By Stefanie Ullmann (CRASSH), Marcus Tomalin (CRASSH)

Launch: Introducing the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Early Career Researcher (ERC) Assembly
1 Mar 2024 16:00 - 18:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP

This Assembly launch is a great opportunity to meet you, explain what the Early Career representatives and the Assembly can offer, and listen to what you’d like to most see changed in your working culture.

The many ethnographic faces of the parasite
15 Mar 2024 All day, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

Thinking with parasites brings together questions across economic, political, social, and ecological domains, and this event will explore this proposition with ethnographic nuance. How might the parasite provide a common framework for subjects as varied as roadblocks, toxic exposure, human-animal relations, and ‘surplus’ populations? How might it help develop an ethnography of disgust, resentment, and other ‘ugly’ affects?

Queer & Trans philologies
22 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024 All day, Online I Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

‘Queer & trans philologies’ is a two-day hybrid conference that seeks to give a platform to this unruly family of philologies by bringing together researchers working across disciplines on the historical ties between language, sexuality, and embodiment.

Crip Kid Lit: Critical approaches to disability in children’s and young adult literature and media
19 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024 All day, Online & Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PQ

This documentary-film explores the historical legacy of Black presence in Cambridge and demonstrates how this has developed both in the town and the University through the passage of time.

Rethinking anthropological fieldwork in historical perspective
22 Apr 2024 All day, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP & Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF

‘A woman in the field. Susan Drucker-Brown’s photographs and anthropological fieldnotes (Mexico 1957-1958)’ will display photographs and ethnographic fieldnotes produced by Cambridge-based anthropologist Susan Drucker-Brown in the village of Jamiltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) in 1957 and 1958.

Research funding across the north-south divide: towards equity in knowledge production
29 Apr 2024 10:00 - 17:00, GS4, Faculty of Education, Donald McIntyre Building , 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ

The background for the workshop is the increasing critique against the way research funding is channelled predominantly to researchers in the global north while most of the situations studied are located in the global south.

Participatory research: creating sustainable, ethical and impactful practice
1 May 2024 10:30 - 12:30, Fitzwilliam Museum
8 May 2024 10:30 - 12:30, S2, Alison Richard Building
15 May 2024 10:30 - 12:30, S2, Alison Richard Building
22 May 2024 10:30 - 12:30, Fitzwilliam Museum
Climate change is a social issue! Reframing and shaping climate’s narratives, geographies, histories, and politics
7 May 2024 13:00 - 17:00, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP

The symposium aims is to highlight the necessity of social science, humanities, and arts research around climate change as well as to strengthen collaboration cross-disciplinary collaboration including with STEM disciplines, business, and others, in order to make social, policy, economic, and technological advances more impactful at local and national scales.

Indigenous film, art and activism: counter-cartographies of the Amazon
9 May 2024 All day, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

This one-day symposium explores the relationship between film, art, and activism in the Amazon.

Activism and science: what space is there in science for activism around the climate and biodiversity crises?
13 May 2024 13:30 - 16:45, SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

In our half-day event, open to academics, students and members of the public, we will have a panel discussion and three parallel workshops on the role of art in climate and biodiversity activism, emotions and personal histories of activism, and potential strategies for making space for climate and biodiversity activism in the academy. There will also be the opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and emotions about the topic at our Speakers Corner.

Alfred Dubs Lecture: Race, corporate ‘sovereigns’ and corporate borders
15 May 2024 16:00 - 17:30, Old Divinity School, St Johns College, Cambridge CB2 1TP

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement runs a lecture series on Migration and Refugees named after Lord Dubs, a renowned and tireless campaigner for refugee rights, famous for the two ‘Dubs Amendments’ to allow unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Europe to be reunited with family members in the UK.

Debordering futures: racial capitalism, coloniality and migrant justice
16 May 2024 - 17 May 2024 All day, Online & SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

The conference intends to enhance understanding of the persistent violence affecting global human movement. Crucially, it also counters the predominant deficit narratives surrounding displaced and oppressed communities, highlighting instead survivance, vitality, and intergenerational justice through creative-activist solidarity and abolitionist world building

Possibility from precarity: forging career trajectories in arts, humanities, and social sciences
4 Jun 2024 16:30 - 18:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP

This is the second event aimed at the Early Career Researchers (ECR) community.

What does it mean for a city to grow?
4 Jun 2024 13:30 - 18:00, SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

This public event aims to open up dialogues about 1) what it means for Cambridge to grow, and 2) how such a variety of perceptions could enable new visions of city development, drive behavioural changes and address major challenges through novel policymaking processes.

Student workshop | Seeing through her paintings: Leonora Carrington and technical art history
19 Jun 2024 14:00 - 17:00, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

This symposium gives insights into the recent and first technical art historical studies of works by the British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) in Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Seeing through her paintings: Leonora Carrington and technical art history
19 Jun 2024 9:30 - 12:30, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

This symposium gives insights into the recent and first technical art historical studies of works by the British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) in Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Seeing Muslimness: a graduate interdisciplinary conference
27 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 All day, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

This two-day interdisciplinary conference entitled Seeing Muslimness seeks to explore the ‘presence’ of Muslimness in (extra)ordinary life.

Rhythm as knowledge: a transdisciplinary symposium
2 Jul 2024 - 3 Jul 2024 All day, Alison Richard Building and Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

A two-day event exploring rhythm as a paradigm for transdisciplinary learning.  The first day is hybrid in format, with performances and presentations from a range of disciplines and creative practices.  The second day is a collaborative workshop designed foster trans-disciplinary understanding(s) through creative encounters with rhythm practitioners.

How do we think about population in the Anthropocene?
3 Jul 2024 - 4 Jul 2024 All day, Jesus College

This small meeting brings together key scholars of the Anthropocene, of population, of reproductive justice and of political ecology and economy. How do we think about population in the Anthropocene?

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