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, 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.

Research funding across the north-south divide: towards equity in knowledge production
29 Apr 2024 10:00 - 17:00, Room 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.

Activism and science: What space is there in science for activism around the climate and biodiversity crises?
13 May 2024 13:30 - 16:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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.

Possibility from precarity: forging career trajectories in arts, humanities, and social sciences
4 Jun 2024 16:00 - 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.

Film Premiere I Black Town & Gown: The historical legacy of Black presence in the city of Cambridge
6 Jun 2024 All day, Alison Richard Building

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.

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.

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