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Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary and its relocation in the Alison Richard Building at the heart of the humanities departments, CRASSH occupies a unique position within the University, bringing together researchers from across its diverse departments, and from institutions around the world, in collaborative conversation and partnership. The Centre acts as a conduit for funding across the arts, humanities and social sciences through its core programmes of conferences, graduate and faculty groups and postdoctoral, early career and visiting fellowships. It enables researchers at all levels to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting that encourages high-risk research free from government direction, from demands of short-term advantage, from the agendas of instant impact or economic gain.

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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Digital Cultures Research Group: Spring 2017 Programme

May 23, 2017

This term’s programme from the Digital Cultures Research group focuses on approaches to image analysis drawn from a range of fields, from neurosciences, to engineering design, to the philosophy of art.

Casebooks Exhibition: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive

Feb 22, 2017

Ambika P3 and the Casebooks Project at the University of Cambridge present CASEBOOKS, a major exhibition engaging with one of the largest surviving sets of medical records in history.

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