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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.

Upcoming events

Democracy by Design: Activists, Apps and Activist Apps

Jan 22, 2018

S2, Alison Richard Building

Protest Event Analysis: a practical introduction

Jan 25, 2018

B4, Criminology, Sidgwick Site

Social Media Data and Research Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities

Feb 13, 2018

Room 5, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms

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Machine Reading the Archive 2017/8 - registration now open

Sep 18, 2017

Register now to join our Machine Reading the Archive programme for 2017/8

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.

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