Dr Harry McCarthy (Jesus) is featured on an upcoming BBC Radio 4 programme on teaching novels in the contemporary university (2 November, 11.30am)

The second in a three-part series titled Pride or Prejudice: How We Read Now and presented by Professor Abigail Williams (University of Oxford), the programme explores the reading and teaching of novels in an era of content warnings, cancel culture and calls to decolonise the curriculum. Dr McCarthy is one of several academics who contributed […]

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Professorship of English

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of English invite applications for this Professorship from those whose work is connected with any aspect of Anglophone literature to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Link to further information and to apply. Closing date: 15 December 2021

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Dissident Histories of Pakistan: joint virtual launch of The South Asian Resource and Research Centre Archive & Revolutionary Papers Digital Teaching Tools, 1 Nov 2021

Dissident Histories of Pakistan We would like to invite you to a joint virtual launch of The South Asian Resource and Research Centre (SARRC) Archive & Revolutionary Papers (RP) Digital Teaching Tools 1 Nov 2021, 1:30-3:15 PM (GMT + 1) via Zoom The event, which will be live translated into Urdu and English, is part […]

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Kasia Boddy and Bonnie Lander Johnson receive University funding to explore the history of Cambridge’s involvement in saffron production and consumption

Kasia Boddy and Bonnie Lander Johnson have received a grant from the University’s Research & Collections Programme for funding within the Materiality Research Growth Network to explore ‘Cambridge Saffron’. The project is to examine the history of Cambridge’s involvement in saffron production and consumption, both locally and globally. Working with colleagues in the UL, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Botanic Garden […]

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Dr Orietta Da Rold gives the 2021 Sandars Lectures, November 2021

The Sandars Readership in Bibliography is one of the most prestigious honorary posts to which book historians, librarians and researchers can be appointed. Those elected deliver a series of lectures on their chosen subject, and Dr Orietta Da Rold will be speaking on the subject of ‘Paper Past and Paper Future’: Lecture One – Tuesday […]

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Join Professor Sarah Dillon and Dr Claire Craig for the launch of their new book ‘Storylistening: Narrative Evidence and Public Reasoning’, 25 November 2021

  The two authors will talk to Bennett Professor of Public Policy Diane Coyle about the urgent need to use stories to improve public reasoning. They will share a theory and practice of listening to narratives where decisions are strongly influenced by contentious knowledge and powerful imaginings in areas such as climate change, artificial intelligence, […]

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Dr Diarmuid Hester (Emmanuel) has won first prize in the Humanities Innovation Week competition

Run by Cambridge Enterprise, the competition helps researchers to develop their innovative ideas into products or services that will have impact outside academia. Diarmuid’s winning entry was ‘Prick Up Your Ears: cultural history audio trails’. From the press release: Diarmuid’s cultural history audio trails allow listeners to head out onto the streets to immerse themselves […]

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