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EASTER / SUMMER 2017

WHAT’S ON


CRASSH is in a very exciting transitional state. This term one of our major five-year projects will finish – The Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture. Biblant, as it is affectionately known, has been a striking success, with more than sixty publications to its name, with five of its post-docs already in further academic positions, and a string of wonderful meetings completed. It has been five years of intense, collaborative interdisciplinary work that has provided a paradigm for other groups. But new projects are arriving, with all the excitement of new relationship energy. First of all, a new five-year ERC-funded project, led by Christopher Clarke, will start. This will explore how policy makers can reach informed and intelligent decisions when qualitative and quantitative measures give you different evaluations of the same circumstances. Is there a sensible and coherent way of rationalizing such different measures, without just privileging one over the other? This project will link tightly with the current Limits of the Numerical project (funded by the ISRF) which is exploring how numerical systems of evaluation are having unintended effects in the National Health Service. We also have a new four-year Mellon-funded programme, led by Simon Goldhill, looking at Religious Diversity and University Responses. This project wants to find out how the secular university has – and can – deal with religion and its travails. Can we not do better than the Government’s current 'Prevent' strategy? All three projects are taking a serious researchled route towards a more intelligent understanding of public policy, and its consequences and instrumentality. To this end, we have also started a new series of lectures and seminars called the CRASSH Impact series, and this term we have a thrilling set of events on race, gender, law and policy, starring Patricia Williams, one of the most stirring theorists of law and race in the USA, along with Paul Gilroy, Britain's most distinguished theorist of race, and Heidi Mirza, a pioneering researcher into race, faith and gender. This should be a hot ticket!

This term's What's On draws visual inspiration from Complementing Solitude (3 April – 26 May 2017), an exhibition of wor CRASSH is based. Morley's painting, 'More & More of Less & Less', is featured in photographs on the front and back co


LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR On a different tack, Heonik Kwon is starting a four-year project on the Cold War era in Asia – which will also forge links with our CCK/ CHCI funded summer school designed to produce a more dynamic and interdisciplinary understanding of how China experienced the Second World War, led by Hans van de Ven. Along with Anastasia Piliavsky's research into democratic processes in India, these projects are part of our long-term interest in developing sophisticated research with regard to the so-called Global South. And our own team is changing too. We say a sad farewell to deputy director Tim Lewens, whose term of office has finished; he will be returning to HPS. We will be comforted, however, by the arrival of Jan-Melissa Schramm from English, who will take up the role of deputy director and see us through the next three years, which promise, thanks to national, international and local politics, to be more turbulent than once anticipated. Simon Goldhill Director

rks by Loukas Morley (www.theloft.life) and Julia Ball in the University of Cambridge's Alison Richard Building (ARB), where overs of this guide as well as above. The photos were taken by Imke van Heerden (CRASSH) and Oliver Wright (CRASSH).


FESTIVAL OF APRIL IDEAS/ MAY 2017 WHAT'S ON

26 APR Seminar Decolonising the Curriculum in South Africa

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB Xolela Mangcu (Cape Town) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27183

27 APR Conference Images of Care and Dying

Terrence Sejnowski, 'Deep Learning' (public lecture, 2 May) Image provided by speaker

3.00pm – 7.00pm • Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB Jane Maher (Macmillan), Bill Noble (Marie Curie), Emma Wilson (Cambridge) • Images of Care and Dying research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26951

29 APR Lecture Responsibility and Inequality in a Risky World

5.30pm – 6.30pm • Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Public lecture, Heather Douglas (Waterloo) • Centre for the Study of Existential Risk www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27196

24 APR Seminar The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Early Career Fellow Jody Joy presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27125 Register via email

2 MAY

25 APR Workshop Automated Text Recognition: From Print to Handwriting

11.30am – 3.30pm • Room S1, ARB Sebastian Colutto (Innsbruck), Louise Seaward (UCL) • Digital Humanities Network www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27133

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Room SG2, ARB Ulrike Auga (Berlin) • Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27171 Note different day

2 MAY

25 APR Seminar Influence and the Role of the Expert

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Susan Owens (Cambridge) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27158

CRASSH Impact

In Conversation Paul Gilroy and Patricia Williams

5.15pm – 7.00pm • Arthur Goodhart Lecture Theatre (LG19), Law Faculty Paul Gilroy (King's College London), Patricia J Williams (Columbia) • CRASSH Impact: Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27215

25 APR Seminar Cybernetics: Writing a History of our Information Age

12.00pm – 1.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Ronald Kline (Cornell) • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27174

Seminar Communion in the Flesh: Subversions, Resistance and Visions

2 MAY

Lecture Deep Learning: Artificial Intelligence Meets Human Intelligence

6.00pm – 7.00pm • Lady Mitchell Hall Public lecture, Terrence Sejnowski (California) • Centre for the Study of Existential Risk www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27197


Reading Group Cultural History of Transparency

8 MAY

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27191

6.00pm – 7.30pm • Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Public lecture, J Doyne Farmer (Oxford Martin School) • Centre for the Study of Existential Risk www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27198

3 MAY Seminar Food

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB David Gentilcore (Leicester), Richard Fitch (Historic Royal Palaces) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27168

3 MAY

9 MAY

9 MAY

5.15pm – 7.00pm • Arthur Goodhart Lecture Theatre (LG19), Law Faculty Public lecture, Patricia J Williams (Columbia) • CRASSH Impact: Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27217

4 MAY

5.15pm – 7.00pm • Arthur Goodhart Lecture Theatre (LG19), Law Faculty Heidi Safia Mirza (Goldsmiths), Patricia J Williams (Columbia) • CRASSH Impact: Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27216

8 MAY

Seminar The Role of Law in Energy Transitions: Lessons from Community Renewables

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Annalisa Savaresi (Stirling) • In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27159

CRASSH Impact

In Conversation Heidi Mirza and Patricia Williams

Reading Group Cybernetics and Society

12.00pm – 1.30pm • Room SG2, ARB • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27181

CRASSH Impact

Lecture 'Other People's Children'

Lecture Collective Awareness: A Vision of a New Economics and Risk Reduction

9 MAY

Seminar Artist's Talk

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Room SG2, ARB • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27187

Seminar On the Natural History of Russian Gardens 12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Early Career Fellow Alyson Tapp presents her work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27128 Register via email

8 MAY

Seminar Reproducibility Challenges in Empirical Social Science: Balancing Ethics and Transparency 2.00pm – 4.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Nicole Janz (Nottingham) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27163

CRASSH Impact

Law, Race, Gender and Public Policy Patricia Williams, with Paul Gilroy and Heidi Mirza (2 – 4 May) Photograph by Imke van Heerden

FESTIVAL OF MAY IDEAS WHAT'S ON 2017

3 MAY


FESTIVAL OF MAY IDEAS WHAT'S ON 2017

10 MAY Seminar Decolonising STEM

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (Seattle), Arianne Shahvisi (Sussex) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27184

10 MAY Seminar The Beastly and the Beautiful: Caging and Camera-Trapping Big Cats in India 2.30pm – 4.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Nayanika Mathur (Sussex) • Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27176

10 MAY Lecture Ingenious Failure: Artisanal Languages of Error

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Room SG2, ARB (TBC) Public lecture, Sven Dupré (Utrecht) • Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe conference www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27190

10 MAY Lecture Overpopulation: A Driver of Climate Change?

6.00pm – 7.30pm • Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College Public lecture, Hilary Greaves (Oxford) • Centre for the Study of Existential Risk www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27199

10 – 12 Conference MAY Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe Room SG2 (10 May), Room SG1 (11, 12 May), ARB • Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27190

11 – 12 Conference MAY Reframing Stained Glass in 19th-Century Britain: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

English Faculty and ARB • Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27180

15 MAY Seminar Religious Dissent in Early Modern Britain 12.30pm – 2.30pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Visiting Fellow Alison Searle presents her work in progress • Conversions research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27126 Register via email

15 MAY Seminar Perpetrators' Confessions and Victim Exhumations

5pm – 7pm • Room SG1, ARB Leigh Payne (Oxford), Paloma Aguilar (UNED) • Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27172

16 MAY Lecture Guns and Mosquitoes: How Media Makes Emergency and Routine on the Argentine Border

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Ieva Jusionyte (Harvard) • Conspiracy and Democracy research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27136

17 MAY Reading Group Wearables and the Quantified Self: Transparency, Big Data and Solidarity

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27192

'Guns and Mosquitoes' (public lecture, 16 May) 'Overpopulation' (public lecture, 10 May)

Image: International border between Argentina (Puerto

Image: James Cridland

Iguazú) and Brazil (Foz do Iguaçu) by Flickr user, Seretide, via Wikimedia Commons


12.30pm – 2.00pm • Fitzwilliam Museum Site visit with Helen Ritchie (Dept of Applied Arts) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27169

22 MAY Seminar Status-enhancing Multilateralism: France in Africa since 1994 12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Early Career Fellow Stefano Recchia presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27132 Register via email

22 MAY Seminar The Epistemology of Digital Platforms

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Jean-Christophe Plantin (LSE) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27164

23 MAY Reading Group Cybernetics and Society

12.00pm – 1.30pm • Room SG2, ARB • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27182

23 MAY Seminar Evaluation of US Energy Programme on Clean Energy Startups

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Laura Diaz Anadon (Cambridge) • In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27160

23 MAY Panel Discussion Property, Properties and Haunted Houses 5.00pm – 7.00pm • Room SG2, ARB • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27188

23 MAY Lecture Populism, Conspiracy and Common Sense from Thomas Paine to Donald Trump

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Sophia Rosenfeld (Pennsylvania) • Conspiracy and Democracy research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27152

24 MAY Seminar British Migration History: Reconstructing the Curriculum

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB Malachi McIntosh (Runnymede Trust), Robin Bunce (Cambridge) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27185

24 MAY Seminar The Human Figure in the Photography of Inter-War Modernism

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Valeria Carullo (Royal Institute of British Architects) • Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27177

26 MAY Conference Translation and Multimodality

11.00am – 4.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Gunther Kress (UCL), Rosa van Hensbergen (Cambridge), Manuela Perteghella (Creative Literary Studio), Hannah Conway (Composer) • Cambridge Conversations in Translation research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26905

31 MAY Reading Group Organisational Transparency: Practices, Governance and Trust

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27193

Ethics of Big Data (research group)

The Alchemical Landscape (research group)

Image: Fernanda B Viégas via Wikipedia [CC BY 2.0]

Image: Yvonne Salmon

FESTIVAL OF MAY IDEAS WHAT'S ON 2017

17 MAY Seminar Porcelain


WHAT'S ON / JUNE 2017 FESTIVAL OF MAY IDEAS

31 MAY Seminar Hands

5 JUN

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB James Daybell (Plymouth), Omar Hausien • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27170

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Quentin Skinner Fellow Sophie Smith presents her work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27162 Register via email

31 MAY Seminar From the 'Trust Me' to the 'Show Me' Era

5 JUN

6 JUN

2 JUN

4.15pm – 5.45pm • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Zsuzsa Gille (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) • Putting Dirt in Its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste conference www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26943

2 – 3 JUN

Seminar Data Stories and Data Citizenships

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27165

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Dimitrios Bouras (Photojournalist) • Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27178

Lecture Overflows, Agencement and Inequalities of the Circular Economy

Seminar A Science of Politics

Seminar Cybernetics in Mexico: The Art of Futurology and Its Critics

12.00pm – 13.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Mara Polgovsky (Cambridge) • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27175

6 JUN

Conference Putting Dirt in Its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste

Seminar Defining 'Good' in 'Good Energy Policy': Insights from Theologies and Religions

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Jonathan Chaplin (Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics) • In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27161

Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26943

6 JUN

Lecture Russian Media and Conspiracy Theories: Conspiracy Panics, Professional Ethics and Freedom of Speech

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Ilya Yablokov (Leeds) • Conspiracy and Democracy research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27153

7 JUN

Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou (spoken word, 8 June) Photo of Iain Sinclair by Joy Gordon Photo of Nick Papadimitriou provided by writer

Seminar Towards a Decolonised Curriculum in Cambridge: A Draft Manifesto 12.00pm – 2.00pm • Room SG2, ARB Adam Branch, Manali Desai, Monica Moreno Figueroa, Arathi Sriprakash (Cambridge) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27186


Seminar The Unseen Epidemic: On Medical Photographs of AIDS

16 JUN Conference Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900

In Conversation Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou

29 JUN Lecture Reproducing the Environment in the Zoo, the Lab and Clinic: Birth, Death and Immunity in Three Reproductive Moments

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Room SG2, ARB Lukas Engelmann (CRASSH) • Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27179

8 JUN

6.00pm – 8.00pm • Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB Iain Sinclair, Nick Papadimitriou • Art at the ARB www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27195

9 JUN

Lecture and Symposium The Nature of Politics and the History of Political Thought

11.00am – 6.00pm • Room SG1, ARB Quentin Skinner Fellow Sophie Smith (Oxford) gives the Quentin Skinner lecture and participates in the symposium • Quentin Skinner Lecture and Symposium www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27189

12 JUN Seminar Predicting the Failure of UK Cross Border Acquisitions

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room, ARB Visiting Fellow Nour Adel presents her work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27143 Register via email

12 JUN Roundtable Encore? A Future for Performance Studies 5.00pm – 7.00pm • Room SG1, ARB • Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27173

14 JUN Lecture Let the Sunlight in: Transparency as Weapon Against Corruption

12.00pm – 2.00pm, TBC • Room SG2, ARB Public lecture, Laurence Cockroft (Transparency International) • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27194

9.00am – 6.00pm • Room SG1, ARB • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27139

6.00pm – 7.15pm • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Carrie Friese (LSE) • Reproducing the Environment conference www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26944

5 JUL

Lecture Divided Democracy: Wealth and Economic Citizenship in the Age of Capital

Time TBC • Room SG1, ARB Public lecture, Alice O'Connor (UC Santa Barbara) • Measuring Matters: Histories of Assessing Inequality conference www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26945

5 – 7 JUL Conference Measuring Matters: Histories of Assessing Inequality

Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26945

10 – 11 Conference JUL Theology and Politics in the German Imagination, 1789–1848 Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27106

8 – 9 SEPT

Conference Assembling Epidemics: Disease, Ecology and the (Un)natural

Rooms SG1/SG2, ARB • Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27212

www.crassh.cam.ac.uk

FESTIVAL OF JUNE IDEAS– SEPTEMBER 2017 WHAT'S ON

7 JUN


CONFERENCES Image via Pixabay

27 APR Images of Care and Dying

Convenors: Stephen Barclay (Cambridge), Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge), Lauren Milden (Cambridge), Emma Wilson (Cambridge) This one-day conference will feature Professor Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, Professor Bill Noble, Medical Director at Marie Curie, and Emma Wilson, Professor of French Literature and the Visual Arts at the University of Cambridge. Organised by the Images of Care and Dying research group at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26951

Image: Peter Paul Rubens, 'Vulcan Forging the Thunderbolts of Jupiter' (1636-1638). Museo del Prado, via Wikimedia Commons

10 – 12 MAY Ingenuity in the Making: Materials and Technique in Early Modern Europe

Convenors: Richard Oosterhoff (Cambridge) and José Ramon Marcaida (Cambridge), with Alexander Marr (Cambridge), Raphaële Garrod (Cambridge) and Tim Chesters (Cambridge) This conference explores the practices oriented around the period category of ingenuity, which served as a way to understand and appreciate the power, elegance, or craft of a thing, material, or person. Organised by the Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science research project at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27190


CONFERENCES

Image: Edward Burne-Jones, 'David and Goliath' (1872), Vyner Memorial Window, Christ Church, Oxford, Lady Chapel, designed by Burne-Jones and made by Morris Co.

11 – 12 MAY Reframing Stained Glass in 19th-Century Britain: Culture, Aesthetics, Contexts

Image: Artist Gurpran Rau

26 MAY Translation and Multimodality

Convenor: Gareth Atkins (Cambridge)

Convenors: Monica Boria (Cambridge), Angeles Carreres (Cambridge), María Noriega-Sánchez (Cambridge), Marcus Tomalin (Cambridge)

Despite its ubiquity, stained glass has received surprisingly little attention from historians of art, religion, literature and culture. This conference aims to open up fresh perspectives on stained glass as an architectural, artistic, decorative, commemorative and devotional medium.

This one-day conference intends to take a bolder interdisciplinary stance and engage with recent research that explores intersemiotic translation in its most innovative forms.

Organised by the Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture research project at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27180

Organised by the Cambridge Conversations in Translation research group at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26905


CONFERENCES Image: Conference Convenor Patrick O'Hare

2 – 3 JUN Putting Dirt in Its Place: The Contemporary Politics of Waste Convenor: Patrick O'Hare (Cambridge)

This conference explores the socio-material interfaces where waste meets politics in the present. It brings together a group of established and emergent waste scholars from across the social sciences to discuss the contemporary dynamics of waste and waste labour in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Five themed panels – on infrastructure, labour, circulation, elimination and reconceptualisation – provide a structure through which waste will be explored in all its complexity. The conference will be accompanied by an art and photographic exhibition in the Alison Richard Building. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26943


CONFERENCES

Image: Heidi Coburn

16 JUN Curiosity and Cognition: Embodied Things 1400-1900

Convenors: Stephanie Azzarello (Cambridge), Abigail Gomulkiewicz (Cambridge), Annie Thwaite (Cambridge) Keynote: Marta Ajmar (Victoria and Albert Museum) This conference will centre on the issue of 'embodied cognition'. The aim is to further explore the cutting-edge approach of current scholarship that investigates the human understanding of the world vis-Ă -vis objects. Organised by the Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27139

Image: 'Without Money' by Toban B via Flickr

5 – 7 JUL Measuring Matters: Histories of Assessing Inequality Convenors: Poornima Paidipaty (Cambridge), Pedro Ramos Pinto (Cambridge)

This conference will combine intensive closed workshops with two public events on the topic of the assessing inequality. The first public event will be a keynote address by Alice O'Connor. The second will be a roundtable aimed at engaging with current practice and policy, engaging with a wider academic and non-academic public, and bringing into the conference other perspectives, debates and questions. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26945


CONFERENCES Image: Caspar David Friedrich, Das Kreuz im Gebirge (1807), via Wikimedia Commons

10 – 11 JUL Theology and Politics in the German Imagination, 1789–1848

Convenors: Ruth Jackson (Cambridge), Hanna Weibye (Cambridge) This conference will bring together scholars of different disciplines to consider the relationships between theology, religious practice, political theory, and political practice in early nineteenthcentury Germany (and German-speaking central Europe). www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27106

Image: Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague, via the Public Health Image Library at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

8 – 9 SEPT Assembling Epidemics: Disease, Ecology and the (Un)natural

Convenors: Lukas Engelmann (Cambridge), Nicholas Evans (Cambridge), Christos Lynteris (Cambridge), Branwyn Poleykett (Cambridge) Bringing together interdisciplinary discussions across medical anthropology, social epidemiology, political ecology and human geography, this conference connects perceptions of the natural world as a threat to human health, and of epidemics as a result of human intervention in the natural, to practices and trajectories (discursive, aesthetic, and political) of naturalisation. Organised by the Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic research project at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27212


Daniel Barbu, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, is working on a project entitled Religious Polemics and the History of Religions: The Case of Toledoth Yeshu.

Lorenzo Bartalesi, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, is working on a project, Enacting Heritage: The Aesthetic Dynamics of Cultural Transmission.

Patrick French, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, is working on the authorised biography of the Nobel laureate Doris Lessing.

Jody Joy, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, is researching the archaeology of northwest Europe during the first millennium BC.

Daniel JĂźtte, CRASSH/ Clare Hall/Eurias Fellow, is working on a project, Transparency: The Cultural History of an Idea.

Stefano Recchia, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, is working on a project, Status-enhancing Multilateralism: France in Africa since 1994.

Alexander Regier, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, is researching the Anglo-German network of thought and writing between 1730 and 1790.

Alison Searle, CRASSH Conversions Visiting Fellow, is examining the formation of religious dissent in early modern Britain (c. 1620-1750).

Sophie Smith, Quentin Skinner Fellow, is researching the historical development of so-called philosophical and scientific approaches to politics.

Alyson Tapp, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, is completing a project on elegy in the work of Pushkin and his precursors.

For information on fellowships, visit: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/fellowships.

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS VISITING FELLOWS

Nour Adel, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, is researching models of financial ratios which will help to forecast the financial failure of UK cross-border acquisitions.


CRASSH AT A GLANCE

CRASSH GRADUATE AND FACULTY RESEARCH GROUPS The Alchemical Landscape Cambridge Conversations in Translation Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network Cybernetics and Society Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories Ethics of Big Data Images of Care and Dying In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen The Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency University Keywords CRASSH RESEARCH Beyond the Cold War Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture Cambridge Digital Humanities Strategic Network The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk China in a Global World War II: Summer Institute The Concept Lab Conspiracy and Democracy: History, Political Theory, Internet Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: The Place of Literature Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science Limits of the Numerical Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society Religious Diversity and University Responses Technology and Democracy Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic

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