08. November 2022
The session explores the role that anticipations of the future play in the field of cancer research and medicine.
The session explores the role that anticipations of the future play in the field of cancer research and medicine. It will feature Rebecca Fitzgerald, Professor of Cancer Prevention, in conversation with Stephen John, a philosopher, and Ayo Wahlberg, an anthropologist, in an effort to encourage cross-disciplinary discussion of key issues in the field of cancer early detection and prevention.
It will take place 5–7pm (GMT) on November 8th. Please see here for more information and to register to receive the Zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cancerous-futures-online-registration-only-tickets-431543256497 or attend in person in Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, UK.
The event is part of a research network at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) entitled Futures in Question. The network explores how, why, and for whom we anticipate the future. The network offers a forum in which people with diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds can come together to interrogate different modes of anticipation and ways of thinking about the future in the world today. Sessions will feature panels of critics, applied scholars, and practitioners who engage—albeit from different perspectives—with anticipatory practices across a range of fields. These fields include public health, artificial intelligence (AI), Afrofuturism and astrology among others.
We will meet fortnightly for a mix of hybrid and fully virtual sessions. Please see here for more information about our events: https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/research/networks/futures-in-question/