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& WHO’S HERE

LENT 2017

WHAT’S ON


CRASSH AT A GLANCE

CRASSH Research Projects • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture China in a Global World War II Conspiracy and Democracy: History, Political Theory, Internet Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Sciences Limits of the Numerical Making Visible: The Visual and Graphic Practices of the Early Royal Society Technology and Democracy The Centre for Study of Existential Risk The Concept Lab Visual Representations of the Third Plague Pandemic

CRASSH Graduate and Faculty Research Groups • • • • • • • • • • •

Cambridge Conversations in Translation Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network Cybernetics and Society Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, & Theories Ethics of Big Data Images of Care and Dying In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen The Alchemical Landscape The Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency

cover image: www.offlimitsphotos.com


You’ll see in the pages that follow that CRASSH starts 2017 with a rich menu of topical and thought-provoking events, along with the occasional welcome distraction from current anxieties. There’s sure to be something to appeal to all tastes and we hope to see you here this term. As ever, much will be recorded so if you can’t show up in person, check the website for films or podcasts of favourite speakers. As is fitting at the start of a new year, we’re very pleased to welcome three new major research collaborations beginning at CRASSH in the next few months. In a project led by Professor Heonik Kwon (Trinity College/CRASSH) entitled Beyond the Cold War: Towards a Community of Asia, a team of international investigators from Korea, Singapore and Europe will examine the evolution of East Asia’s political modernity during the Cold War. Professor Simon Goldhill heads up a new Andrew W Mellon funded project on Religion, Diversity and University Responses which will be a multidisciplinary examination of the interplay between religion, secularism, and the role of the university. Dr Christopher Clarke has been awarded an ERC starter grant to look at the role of quantitative and qualitative social science and the development of good public policy. We look forward to the activities of these projects appearing in future editions of our What’s On guide. Our busiest conference term sees ten conferences ranging across disciplines, time periods and topics, from investigations of the intersection of natural philosophy and literature in the early modern period to questions of how ‘power’ is changing in a networked world. (A reminder that the deadline for this year’s conference support competition is at the end of January.) The weekly seminars run by our eleven research groups keep the conversations flowing throughout the term. Finally, if you’ve been ruminating about the question posed by the inaugural Nine Dots Prize, Are Digital Technologies Making Politics Impossible?, there’s still a bit of time to polish up submissions. The $100,000 prize is sponsored by the Kadas Prize Foundation with support from CRASSH and Cambridge University Press. The deadline for submitting is midnight on Tuesday 31 January and the winner will be announced in May 2017. Simon Goldhill, Director


FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WHAT'S ON JANUARY 2017

23 JAN Seminar Freedom of Expression and the Future of European Data Protection

The Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency Image by Kit (The World’s Greatest Detective)

10 JAN Symposium Philology in the 19th Century: Ideals, Traditions, Methods

9.30am – 5.00pm • St John’s College Bible and Antiquity research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27088

17 JAN Seminar The Landscape as Oracle- Astrology and the Enchanted Cosmos

5pm – 7pm • Room SG2 Prudence Jones (Author) • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27076

17 JAN

Seminar The New Institutional Economics of Chinese Power Sector Reform

12.30pm – 2pm • Room SG1 Michael Pollitt (JBS Cambridge) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26959

18 JAN Seminar Portraits, Characters and Persons 2.30pm – 4.30pm • Room SG2 Marilyn Strathern (Cambridge) • Photography between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27090

23 JAN Seminar Translation and Technology 2.00pm – 4.00pm • Room SG1

Adrià de Gispert and Marcus Tomalin (Cambridge) • Conversations in Translation research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26901

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Early Career Fellow David Erdos presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27038 23 JAN Seminar Identities in Popular Performance 5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Ross Cole (Cambridge), Broderick Chow (Brunel, London) • Performance Network research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27063

24 JAN Seminar Seminar 3: Images of Care and Dying

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Rooms SG1/SG2 Stephen Barclay (Cambridge), Steven Eastwood (QMUL) • Images of Care and Dying research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26911

25 JAN Seminar Collecting

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Sean Silver (Michigan), Ruth Scurr (Cambridge) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27067

30 JAN Seminar Understanding Empire in the Nineteenth Century

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Early Career Fellow Nicholas Guyatt presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27039 Register via email

30 JAN Seminar Locating the Cloud in Sweden’s North

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Asta Vonderau (Stockholm) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27071


8 FEB Seminar Crowdsourcing Corporate Transparency

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Martin Zebracki (Leeds) • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27077

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Richard Mills (Cambridge), Milena Marin (Amnesty) • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27084

31 JAN Seminar Ethics and Energy

8 FEB Seminar Curiosities

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Simon Caney (Oxford) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26960

1 FEB Seminar Racism and Emotions in Knowledge-Encounters 12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar RoomSG1

Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Cambridge) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27098

6 FEB

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Site visit to UL Jill Whitelock (UL) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27068

13 FEB

Seminar The Growth of Internet Services and Energy Demand – Is There a Limit?

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Mike Hazas (Lancaster) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27072

Workshop Translation and Technology

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Andrew Rothwell (Swansea) • Conversations in Translation research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26902

6 FEB Seminar Performing the Passion: Women’s Religious and Creative Acts of Prayer 5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Ayla Lepine (Essex), Heather Webb (Cambridge) • Performance Network research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27064

6 FEB

Seminar Language and Riverscape in Indigenous Brazil

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room ACLS Visiting Fellow Christopher Ball presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27040 Register via email

Conspiracy and Democracy project

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WHAT'S ON JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017

31 JAN Seminar Online Mediated Geographies of Public Art: The Case of Paul McCarthy’s Tree Installation


FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WHAT'S ON FEBRUARY 2017

13 FEB Seminar Troubling Enlightenment

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Visiting Fellow Alexander Regier presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27042

14 FEB

Lecture The Great Fear: Intelligence and Threat Perception under Lenin and Stalin

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Seminar Room SG1 James Harris (Leeds) • Conspiracy and Democracy project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27078

14 FEB Seminar Inherent Inconsistency of EU Energy Policymaking

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Oliver Geden (German Institute for International and Security Affairs) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26961

15 FEB

Seminar From Makerere 1962 to Cape Town 2015: Decolonising African Higher Education

15 FEB

Seminar 9% of the Lunar Surface between Visibility and Invisibility, and Stereoscopic Lunar Photography

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Adam Cooper (Cape Town), Michael Eze and Njoki Wamai (Cambridge) • Decolonising the curriculum in Theory and Practice www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27099

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Seminar Room SG2 Carmen Pérez González (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) • Photography Between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27092

20 FEB Seminar Translation and Censorship 2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1

Francesca Billiani (Manchester), Federico Federici (UCL), Rory Finnin (Cambridge) • Conversations in Translation research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26903

20 FEB Seminar The Late Walter Benjamin

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Drama Studio, Faculty of English Fred Dalmasso (L’borough), John Schad (Lancaster) • Performance Network research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27065

20 FEB Seminar The Danube in Late Antiquity

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Early Career Fellow Susanne Hakenbeck presents her work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27041

Cybernetics and Society Image: CC: Zeiss Microscopy


10.30am – 4.00pm • Beves Room, King’s College • Bible and Antiquity research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27105 27 FEB Seminar

What’s in My Stuff?

27 FEB

Seminar Religious Polemics and the History of Religions: The Case of Toledoth Yeshu

Mutant Cinema, Alchemy and Dreams: The Visionary Films of D. Fawcett & C. Pais

28 FEB

Seminar The Family as Machine: Film, Infrastructure and Cybernetic Kinship in Suburban America

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Maria Hanson, Karen Vernon-Parry (Sheffield Hallam University) • Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27095

The Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture Image: 'Prayer', George Frederic Watts, Manchester Art Gallery, CC BY-NC-ND licence

21 FEB Lecture The Dirty War in History and Memory Federico Finchelstein (New York)

5.00pm – 6.30pm • Seminar Room SG1 Conspiracy and Democracy project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27079

22 FEB

Seminar Politics of Personalised Insurance Pricing in the Age of Wearable Devices: Big Data, Transparency and Solidarity

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Liz McFall (Open University), Dan Wilson (Cambridge) • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27085

22 FEB Seminar Dress

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Rebecca Unsworth (QMUL/V&A), Elizabeth Currie (Central Saint Martins) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27069

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Visiting Fellow Daniel Barbu presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27043 28 FEB Seminar

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27080

12.00pm – 1.30pm • Seminar Room SG2 Bernard Geoghagen (Coventry) • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27104

28 FEB Seminar Energy Transitions in the 20th Century 12.30pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1

Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, London) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26962

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WHAT'S ON FEBRUARY 2017

23 FEB Symposium Theologies of Reading in the Nineteenth Century


WHAT'S ON MARCH 2017 FESTIVAL OF IDEAS

1 MAR

Seminar Decolonising the Disciplines

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS), Ipek Demir (Leicester) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27101

1 MAR

Seminar Realisms and Indexicalities of Photographic Propositions

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Seminar Room SG2 Chris Ball (Notre Dame/CRASSH) • Photography Between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27093

3 – 4 Conference MAR Crossroads of Knowledge: Early Modern Literature and Natural Philosophy

Times TBC • Seminar Room SG1 Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27058 6 MAR Workshop

Translation and Censorship

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Youssef Taha (BBC journalist and translator) • Conversations in Translation research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26904

6 MAR Seminar Doing Justice: Trials, Performance, Law 5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Başak Ertür (Birbeck College), Mayur Suresh (SOAS) • Performance Network research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27066

6 MAR

Seminar Transparency: The Cultural History of an Idea

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Eurias Visiting Fellow Daniel Jütte presents his work in progress www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27044

7 MAR Seminar Seminar 4: Images of Care and Dying

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Rooms SG1/SG2 Clare Henry (National Council for Palliative Care), Sarah Cooper (KCL) • Images of Care and Dying research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26912

8 MAR Seminar Technology, Transparency and Policing

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Barak Ariel (Cambridge), Adam Edwards (University of Cardiff ) • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27086

10 MAR

Lecture ‘Transparency’ from Transgression to Common Sense – With Notes on the Role of Technology

10.00am – 12.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Public Lecture, Michael Schudson (Columbia) • Politics and Paradoxes of Transparency research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27087

13 MAR Seminar Ethics of Big Data

2.00pm – 4.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 Ethics of Big Data research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27096

13 MAR

Seminar Visual Tools in Medical Education in 17th Century England and the Netherlands

12.30pm – 2.00pm • CRASSH Meeting Room Making Visible Project Research Associate Sietske Fransen presents her work in progress • Making Visible research project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27059


Seminar André Breton, Paul Gauguin and Charles Filiger: Magic, Folklore and Rural Tales in Le Pouldu

5.00pm – 7.00pm • Seminar Room SG2 March Gavin Parkinson (Courtauld Institute of Art) • Alchemical Landscape research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27081

14 MAR Seminar Cybernetics and Society

12.00pm – 1.30pm • Seminar Room SG2 Marcia Holmes (Birkbeck), Sarah Holmes (UCL) • Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27073 Register via email

14 MAR

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

12.30pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Annalisa Savaresi (Stirling) • In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26963

15 MAR Seminar Death

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Emily Rose (Harvard), John Robb (Cambridge) • Embodied Things: Histories of Cognition, Practices, and Theories research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27070

17 – 18 Conference MAR After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century

9.00am – 6.00pm • Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26935

24 – 25 Conference MAR Biodiversity and its Histories Times TBC • Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2

www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26937

31 MAR Conference – 1 APR Biocircularities: Lives, Times and Technologies

Times TBC • Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26938

15 MAR Workshop Transforming the Tripos? Reading Lists, Essays, Exams

15 MAR

12.00pm – 2.00pm • Seminar Room SG1 Adam Branch (Cambridge) • Decolonising the Curriculum in Theory and Practice research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27102

Seminar More than Corpses, less than Ghosts: The Hidden and the Invisible in early Ethnographic Photography

2.30pm – 4.30pm • Seminar Room SG2 Gregory Delaplace (Université Paris- Ouest) • Photography Between Invisibility and the Unseen research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27094

The Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture Image: Theodor Mommsen by Ludwig Knaus - Nationalgalerie Berlin, via Wikimedia

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS WHAT'S ON MARCH / APRIL 2017

14 MAR


WHAT'S ON MARCH / APRIL 2017

31 MAR – 1 APR

Conference The Power Switch: How Power is Changing in a Networked World

Times TBC • Cripps Court, Magdalene College Technology and Democracy project www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27100 3 – 4 Conference / Workshop

APR

3 – 5 APR

Researching South-South Development Cooperation

Times TBC • Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26939

Conference Bible and Antiquity

9.30am – 5.00pm • Room G.21, Faculty of Classics • Bible and Antiquity research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26896

6 APR Seminar Agency as Information Processing

6 – 7 APR

Conference Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire

Times TBC • Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26940

11 – 12 APR

Symposium Legacies of Conquest: Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonisation of Latin America

Times TBC• Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26941

21 – 22 Conference APR Labour Politics in an Age of Precarity

4.30am – 6.00pm • Room SG2 Cybernetics and Society research group www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events

“Who stepped on Edmund de Waal @CRASSHlive?" Image: Sir Cam via Twitter

Times TBC• Seminar Rooms SG1/SG2 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26942


CONFERENCES

Image: Detail from Celestial map from the 17th century, by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit via Wikicommons

3 – 4 MAR Crossroads of Knowledge: Early Modern Literature and Natural Philosophy This conference explores the intersections between natural philosophy and literature.

Convenors: Subha Mukherji, Rachel E. Holmes, Elizabeth L. Swann, Tim Stuart-Buttle, Rebecca Tomlin Speakers: Lorraine Daston (MPI History of Science), Mary Floyd-Wilson (UNC Chapel Hill), Cassie Gorman (ARU), Torrance Kirby (McGill University), Sachiko Kusukawa (Cambridge), Rhodri Lewis (Oxford), Kathryn Murphy (Oxford), Jane Partner (Cambridge), Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge), Felix Sprang (Siegen), Elizabeth L. Swann (Cambridge), Michael Witmore (Folger Library) Featuring a host of international scholars this two day conference explores the epistemic intersections between natural philosophy and literature Organised by Crossroads of Knowledge in Early Modern England: the Place of Literature, a five-year ERC-funded project based at the Faculty of English and CRASSH, University of Cambridge. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27058


CONFERENCES Image: Superposition of Two Wave-Systems, Lockyer, J.N. (1878) 'Water-Waves and Sound-Waves', Popular Science Monthly, Volume 13

Image: The Hall of Biodiversity - American Museum of Natural History, Ryan Somma via Flickr

17 – 18 MAR After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century

24 – 25 MAR Biodiversity and its Histories

This conference aims to enlarge substantially our understanding of the dialogue between 19thcentury music and natural science, examining in particular how a scientific-materialist conception of sound was formed alongside a dominant culture of romantic idealism. It takes as its subject sound as matter and medium, focusing on the domains of natural science, emergent technologies, sentient communication and acoustics. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26935

This conference will bring together scholars and researchers in ecology, politics, geography, anthropology, cultural history, and history and philosophy of science to explore how aesthetic, economic, and moral value came to be attached to the diversity of life on earth. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26937

Convenor: David Trippett (Cambridge)

Convenors: Deborah Coen (Columbia), Helen Anne Curry (Cambridge), Paul White (Cambridge)


CONFERENCES

Image: Hula Hoops In The Dark by Flickr user Davidlind

31 MAR – 1 APR Biocircularities: Lives, Times and Technologies

Convenors: Branwyn Poleykett (Cambridge), Karen Jent (Cambridge) This conference will explore the diverse ways in which technoscientific innovations in epigenetics, bio-banking and regenerative medicine challenge and redefine traditional life course models. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26938

Image: Control Desk, www.offlimitsphotos.com

31 MAR – 1 APR The Power Switch: How Power is Changing in a Networked World Convenors: David Runciman (Cambridge), John Naughton (Cambridge), Nora Ni Loideain (Cambridge), Daniel Wilson (Cambridge), David Vincent (Open University)

This conference will bring together international scholars to discuss the changing face of power in the networked world. Panels will discuss aspects of platform power, information power, corporate power and state power. Organised by the Technology and Democracy project at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/27100


CONFERENCES Image: Members of a Saemaul Undong (Korean for 'New Village Movement') development project in Gihogwe, Rwanda, Wiebe Nauta

3 – 4 APR Researching South-South Development Cooperation

Convenors: Elsje Fourie (Maastricht), Emma Mawdsley (Cambridge), Wiebe Nauta (Maastricht) This conference is the first of its kind in its specific focus on the epistemological and related methodological challenges associated with researching South-South development cooperation. The conference will invite researchers on SSDC – from graduates and early career scholars to leading figures in the field – to reflect critically on the changing politics of knowledge and knowledge production that these actors and trends present. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26939


CONFERENCES

Image: William Blake, Death on a Pale Horse c.1800, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Image: J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship (1840) via Wikimedia Commons

3 – 5 APR Bible and Antiquity

6 – 7 APR Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire

Convenors: Simon Goldhill (Cambridge), James Secord (Cambridge), Janet Soskice (Cambridge), Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge), Michael Ledger-­ Lomas (KCL), Jeremy Morris (Cambridge), Gareth Atkins (Cambridge), Jocelyn Paul Betts (Cambridge), Shinjini Das (Cambridge), Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Ruth Jackson (Cambridge), Alison Knight (Cambridge) This conference will bring together scholars from diverse fields, including classics, cultural history, english literature, art history, and theology, in order to investigate the interface between the study of the bible and the study of antiquity in the Victorian era. Organised by the Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture project at CRASSH. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26896

Convenors: Bryan Cameron (Cambridge), Brad Epps (Cambridge)

This conference aims to bring into dialogue scholars working in a variety of fields—Latin American studies, Asian studies, African studies, economic history, historical anthropology, visual and cultural studies, Critical Race Theory, gender studies—in order to grapple with the discursive, visual, and material realities of slavery, the slave trade, and enslavement by other names and legal categories in the Spanish colonial sphere. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26940


CONFERENCES Image: Detail from 'New Discoveries of Modern Times, Joan Collaert I after Jan van der Straet, published by Philips Galle, ca. 1600

11 – 12 APR Legacies of Conquest: Transnational Perspectives on the Conquest and Colonisation of Latin America

Convenors: Jenny Mander (Cambridge), David Midgley (Cambridge), Maya Feile Tomes (Cambridge) This symposium will provide the opportunity for a comparative inquiry into the ways in which key aspects of the conquest and colonisation of Latin America by Europeans have been represented and transmitted in writing, in visual culture, and in performance culture down the centuries and across a range of national cultures. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26941

Image: Members of the Federation of Street Vendors in El Alto, Bolivia, on a demonstration in 2003, Sian Lazar

21 – 22 APR Labour Politics in an Age of Precarity Convenor: Sian Lazar (Cambridge)

The workshop will discuss how labour is organized in different contexts across Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe, and what effects such organization has on labour relations under conditions of economic precarity. www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/26942


CRASSH DEADLINES

CRASSH Conference Support Competition Deadline: 27 January 2017 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/conference-funding Nine Dots Prize Are Digital Technologies Making Politics Impossible? Deadline: 31 January 2017 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/fellowships/the-nine-dots-prize CRASSH Graduate and Faculty Research Groups Deadline: 28 April 2017 www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/apply-for-funding Research Positions www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/research groups Calls for Papers www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/call-for-papers

For all funding opportunities at CRASSH, visit: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/about/core-programmes


WHO'S HERE OF IDEAS FESTIVAL

Image: Alan Williams

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Christopher Ball, ACLS Visiting Fellow, is investigating the relationships between language practices and the meanings of riverscape among indigenous peoples of Amazonia.

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

David Erdos, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, is exploring the potential impact of developments on the interface between freedom of expression and data protection.

Sarah Haggarty, Crausaz Wordsworth Interdisciplinary Fellow, is researching ‘Religious writing, pre-modernity and the temporality of action’.

Susanne Hakenbeck, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, is researching the history of the Danube in Late Antiquity, focussing on the lived experiences and material world of the local people.

Nicholas Guyatt, CRASSH Early Career Fellow, will be starting a new project on how Americans came to understand empire in the nineteenth century.

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

Alexander Regier, CRASSH Visiting Fellow, will research the Anglo-German network of thought and writing between 1730 and 1790, and the connections between the British artist and poet William Blake and the German writer Johann Georg Hamann

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.


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What's on at CRASSH, Lent term 2017  

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