The Cambridge Center

The Cambridge Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, is developing two four-year projects to investigate the interface between technology, expertise and social change: Giving Voice to Digital Democracies & Expertise under pressure.

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Mindful of AI: Language, Technology and Mental Health

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Virtual Event – 01 & 02 October 2020   Workshop overview Convenors Bill Byrne (University of Cambridge), Shauna Concannon (University of Cambridge), Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge), Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge), Marcus Tomalin (University of Cambridge), Stefanie Ullmann (University of Cambridge) Language-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having an ever greater impact on how we…

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Trusting the experts takes more than belief

Trusting the experts takes more than belief 600 396 Federico Brandmayr

As part of our series on expertise and COVID-19, we host a blog post by Matt Better, currently lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Independent SAGE and their continued quest for transparency

Independent SAGE and their continued quest for transparency 1024 681 Hannah Baker

Decisions happening behind closed doors due to a lack of transparency of the scientific evidence has been a notable concern about the UK’s response to Covid-19. [1] The last of the BBC daily briefings was held on 24 June 2020. During these a Minister regularly stood in the middle of two senior members of the Scientific Advisory Group for…

Economists in the City #7

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Regions and Cities: Policy Narratives and Policy Challenges in the UK by Philipp McCann

Economists in the City #6

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Technology as a Driver of Agglomeration by Diane Coyle

Economists in the City #5

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Urban Agglomeration, City Size and Productivity: Are Bigger, More Dense Cities Necessarily More Productive? by Ron Martin

Citizen Science in a Pandemic: A Fleeting Moment or New Normal?

Citizen Science in a Pandemic: A Fleeting Moment or New Normal? 804 521 Hannah Baker

Text by Katie Cohen. The current pandemic has in many ways brought the world to a sudden halt. Across the globe many are unable to work, children can’t go to school and the ways in which we used to socialise are no longer safe. Instead, we are trying to engage with the outside world while…

Economists in the City #4

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The Institutionalization of Regional Science In the Shadow of Economics by Anthony Rebours

Mask or No Mask? A look at UK’s policy over time.

Mask or No Mask? A look at UK’s policy over time. 400 267 Hannah Baker

Text by EuP’s co-investigator Dr Emily So assisted by research associate Dr Hannah Baker. I was born and raised in Hong Kong. During the Covid-19 pandemic, my friends and family have told me that if you don’t wear a face mask/covering, you are the odd one out. Vending machines selling disposable face masks are common and…

Searching for the facts in a global pandemic

Searching for the facts in a global pandemic 1024 683 Shauna Concannon

In times of great uncertainty, such as global pandemics, the appetite for reliable and trustworthy information increases. We look to official authorities and our peers for guidance. However, as has quickly become evident, the veracity and authenticity of information being circulated is not always sound. As people are increasingly connected to their devices, checking social…

Economists in the City #3

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From Cities to Nations: Jane Jacobs’ Thinking about Economic Expansion by Cédric Philadelphe Divry