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It is the programme’s ability to spot and develop a pressing modern interest – from the involvement of digital technology in political activity to the social implications of climate change policy to the re­conceptualisations of modern warfare – coupled with its willingness to support new research in more traditional areas, that have enabled CRASSH to build its unparalled reputation for excellence in innovatory thinking in the arts, social sciences and humanities. The past year’s programme showcased this thinking in action, with exciting collaborations brokered both locally and internationally.

The conference’s acknowledged success can be

attributed to the wide range of speakers, with interests  different disciplinary angles – and of course to the 

JAMES FOX (History of Art), CRASSH Conference Convener

New Media/ Alternative Politics: Communication Technologies and Political Change in the Middle East and Africa Anne Alexander (CRASSH) Sharath Srinivasan (Centre of Governance and Human Rights) v events/1323 Citizenship: the Self and Political Agency Sian Lazar (Social Anthropology) Monique Nuijten (Social Sciences, Wageningen University) w events/1239/ Why Democracy for the Post­Socialist Societies? David Lane (POLIS) w events/1456/ Foucault, the Family and Politics Robbie Duschinsky (Sociology) Jude Browne (Gender Studies) Deborah Thom (History) w events/1325 Archiving Orality and Connecting with Communities: World Oral Literature Project Workshop 2010 Mark Turin (World Oral Literature Project, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) Imogen Gunn (World Oral Literature Project, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) w events/1327 Digital Diasporas: Migration, ICTs and Transnationalism Mirca Madianou (Sociology) w events/1328

Climate Histories: Communicating Cultural Knowledge of Environmental Change Barbara Bodenhorn (Social Anthropology) Hildegard Diemberger (MIASU) Libby Peachey (MIASU) w events/1329/ Covert Cultures: Art and the Secret State, 1911­1989 James Fox (History of Art) James Purdon (English) v events/1330 Informality: Reviewing Latin American Cities Felipe Hernández (Architecture) w events/1324 Renew, Reuse, Recycle: From Quotation to Remediation in Art and Popular Music Katherine Hambridge (Music) w events/1331 Language Endangerment: Documentation, Pedagogy, and Revitalisation Mari Jones (French) Sarah Ogilvie (Linguistics) w events/1332 Scribes as Agents of Language Change Esther Miriam Wagner (Cambridge University Library) w events/1447 Fiction on Fiction –  Representation: Philosophy, Film, Art, Literature Emily Caddick (Philosophy) w events/1446 Debt: Interdisciplinary Considerations of an Enduring Human Passion Holly High (Social Anthropology) v events/1656 Surviving our Origins: Violence and the Sacred in Evolutionary­Historical Time Pierpaolo Antonello (Italian) Paul Gifford (French, St Andrews) w events/1405 Sri Lanka at the Cross­roads of History Sujit Sivasundaram (History) Alan Strathern (History) w events/1403 Health Care and Change: the US, China  World Peggy Watson (Sociology) w events/1406 The Future University Mary Jacobus (English) More info: page 16 Moving Image and Institution: Cinema and the Museum in the 21st Century Jenny Chamarette (French) Georgina Evans (French) Laura McMahon (French) François Penz (Architecture) w events/1407 Literary Britten Kate Kennedy (English) w events/1409/ Alchemy and Medicine Jenny Rampling (History and Philosophy of Science) Lauren Kassell (History and Philosophy of Science) Peter Jones (History and Philosophy of Science) w events/1408


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