The Science and Politics of Food in Human History | 2019

The Open Knowledge Summer School in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities is a fully-funded, week-long, multi-subject residential.

The deadline for applications has now closed.

This Widening Participation Summer School will take place from 26 to 31 August 2019 and is organised by gloknos, the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies, at CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (University of Cambridge). The convenor of this event is Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya (Director of gloknos) – please contact her directly with any academic questions.

We are pleased to be able to collaborate with several University departments and institutions, such as the Fitzwilliam Museum. Teachers participating in this event are based in many departments and faculties, including Archaeology, Plant Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, and more.

We aim to host twelve highly-able students in the UK, who are currently enrolled in, or have recently finished, their undergraduate degree and are considering pursuing postgraduate studies (in the UK or abroad) in the near future. Our selection criteria follow the University of Cambridge’s Widening Participation guidelines, applied to the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies. If you have a strong academic performance to date (either a 2:1 or a 1st), and a motivation to pursue your academic journey, regardless of your current field of study, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Selected students will benefit from an optimal learning experience with advanced researchers and teachers at the University of Cambridge, through a combination of participatory seminars and practical, hands-on activities that will bring the subject to life and introduce participants to a diverse range of perspectives, methodologies, and sites of scientific and scholarly learning. You can see the programme of activities in the tab above. In addition to the core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to explore the University's extracurricular activities and visit Cambridge's many educational and cultural sites, while enjoying a week of communal life at Jesus College.

There are no fees for attendance, and we will cover the costs of accommodation at Jesus College, three meals a day, and also reimburse travel expenses for train or bus journeys to Cambridge from any location within the UK.


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Image: Tlatelolco Marketplace as depicted at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. © Joe Ravi. CC-BY-SA 3.0.