Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)

Upcoming Conferences

Climate Histories: Communicating Cultural Knowledge of Environmental Change
Friday, 21 January 2011 to Saturday, 22 January 2011
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
Registration now open. Please note that spaces are limited.

This conference will bring together experts from social anthropology, history, and the humanities, putting them in dialogue with climate specialists in the natural sciences on the one hand, and publics interested in producing and consuming climate histories on the other. For more information and online registration, please see the following link: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1329/.

The Nature of War: a Humanitas Visiting Professorship Symposium
Friday 18 February 2011
Location: The Møller Centre, Churchill College
Registration now open.

The Humanitas Visiting Professor in War Studies 2011 Professor Hew Strachan (History, University of Oxford) will conclude his series of three public lectures on The Nature of War with this symposium addressing Modern War and the Question of History and Modern War and the Question of the State. For programme details and online registration, as well as details of his three lectures, please see the following link: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1519/.

Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State
Friday, 4 February 2011 to Saturday, 5 February 2011
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

This conference – which will take place in the centenary year of the 1911 Official Secrets Act – will investigate the terms on which art and intelligence meet, and the cultural ramifications of that interaction. For more information and to register, please see the following link: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1330/.

Upcoming Seminars

Personal Data, Public Knowledge and Research Ethics
12-2pm, Wednesday 19 January
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1529/

Status Anxiety, or Missing the Pictures: Film Performativity in the Museum Space
12-2pm, Thursday 20 January
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1566/

Academic Job Interviews: Coping with Difficult Questions
11.45-1pm, Wednesday 26 January
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

A short workshop for postdoctoral researchers in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities organised by CRASSH Postdoctoral Researcher Forum and the Careers Service. It includes a Q&A session with a panel of senior academics. As a light lunch is provided, please book in advance here: www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1568.

Related Interest

Notice of Silent Protest by Cambridge Academics
11.45am, Monday 17 January
Location: Outside Great St Mary’s Church

Cambridge academics will begin the New Year and Lent Term 2011 by registering their opposition to the Coalition Government’s higher education policies in a silent protest, to be held at 12 noon on Monday 17 January.
Gowned academics will meet outside Great St Mary’s Church, opposite the Old Schools, at 11.45am, and on the stroke of noon they will observe three minutes’ silence. The protest is called by CACHE, Cambridge Academic Campaign for Higher Education.

A discussion called by members of the Regent House to debate the University’s response to proposed changes in Higher Education funding outlined in the Browne report will take place at 2-4pm on Tuesday 18 January. For more information on this meeting, please see: www.admin.cam.ac.uk/reporter/2010-11/weekl/6208/section1.shtml#heading2-8.

Seminar: e-Health for Development: Using Technology to Improve Healthcare for the World’s Poor
Wednesday 19 January, 6.30-8.30pm
Location: Room LT3, Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Experts will come together to discuss the biggest healthcare problems facing developing countries and how information and communication technologies can contribute to solving these problem in ways that are sustainable and scalable. For more information and registration, please see http://ehealth4development.eventbrite.com.

Song Recital of Music for Voice, Clarinet & Piano
1.30pm, Saturday 22nd January
Location: Lee Hall, Wolfson College

A free recital of songs for voice, clarinet and piano by Spohr, Mozart, Schubert and Delibes. For more information, please see http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/societies/music/concertdiary/.

Reminder: CRASSH Deadlines

Competition for Mellon Teaching Fellowships at CRASSH for 2011-12
Deadline: 17 January 2011
Full details: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/1001/call-for-proposals-2011-12.htm.

Conference Support Competition 2011-12
Deadline: 28 February 2011
Full details: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/91/conference-funding.htm.

For full details of CRASSH events taking place during Lent 2011, please contact me or see www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/1011/lent-2011-whats-on-whos-here.htm.

As always, if you would like any further information please do get in touch with me. For a comprehensive events listing for Lent 2011, please see www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/page/1011/lent-2011-whats-on-whos-here.htm.

Kind regards,

Ruth Rushworth