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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

July 30th 2021 0

Rapid changes in earth’s vital signs draws attention to the importance of changing senses of place

Unprecedented surges in climate-related disasters coupled with rapid biodiversity loss, technological transformations and contestation associated with mobility and migration and post-national territorial claims are forcing all humans to question our secur…

July 30th 2021

Shari‘a, Inshallah

Muslims around the world have recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, one of the holiest times of the year. The holiday commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s calling to surrender his beloved son to God (who provided Abraham with a lamb to sacrifice instead), …

July 30th 2021

Pulling it all together: Elizabeth Bishop in Context

In May 1975 Elizabeth Bishop replied to a letter from a complete stranger called Miss Pierson asking her a series of questions about how both to write and understand poetry. Bishop kept up a lifelong correspondence with numerous friends and fellow poets, …

July 30th 2021

Climate Change and Security: Whose Security?

Climate Change: The Heat is On In the lead up to CoP26 talks in Glasgow in November 2021, we’ve seen plenty of international attention on climate change. This attention is influenced by a few different factors. First, the talks themselves are the mo…

July 29th 2021

Darwin’s Argument by Analogy

No scientific thinker is more globally famous than Charles Darwin. Yet among scholars there is much debate about how, exactly, the argument which made Darwin famous – his argument for evolution by natural selection, set out in his 1859 book On the O…

July 29th 2021

Seeking the right to food: Food Activism in South Africa

How does one ask his government to give him food? Since antiquity, different social groups and classes have used different strategies to express their discontent against rulers who are unable or unwilling to design and implement social programmes which co…

July 27th 2021

Scottish Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

When people learn that I’ve been working on a book on nineteenth-century Scottish women writers, they frequently ask ‘were there any’? This is an understandable question. In fact, it’s the question that motivated me to write Scotti…

July 27th 2021

Understanding DNA Ancestry

Millions of consumers throughout the world have placed their saliva in a vial, which they send to one of the dozens of DNA ancestry companies offering to provide them with a breakdown of the regions of the world where their ancestors lived. How these com…

July 22nd 2021

Pandemic in Thought and Action

On February 29th 2020, I submitted my manuscript “Beings of Thought and Action” to CUP for review. While I did register news of cases of COVID-19 in Europe, little did I know what that would mean for the future. In July 2021, “Beings Of …

July 22nd 2021

Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Environment in the Anthropocene

Humanity has made major, albeit inequitable, progress in health and development in recent history but this has come at a cost to the natural systems that underpin human progress. We live in an epoch when human activities are driving multiple environmental…

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July 31st 2021 0

Completing research relevant to CBT for children and young people? A quick guide on how and why to publish with the Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (tCBT)

We at tCBT are acutely aware that the prevalence of mental health issues in children and young people (CYP) is on the rise (NHS Digital, 2020).…

July 28th 2021 0

Medieval School-Sanctioned Social Cohesion: Nerds, Cool Kids, and “Being Sound”

In an attempt to create social cohesion, medieval European schoolmasters harnessed “youthful rebelliousness” during annual rituals so that a “modicum of order could be maintained.

July 28th 2021 0

Interwar Diplomacy between Soviet Russia, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan

Diplomatic historians have long pointed out that the early months of 1921 featured the culmination of a campaign of Soviet revolutionary diplomacy in which Moscow established diplomatic relations with newly reinstated governments in Ankara, Tehran and Kab…

July 27th 2021 0

Meet the Learning Design team: Emily Tannert Patterson

My name is Emily Tannert Patterson and I have been an Associate Learning Designer at Cambridge University Press since February 2020.…

July 27th 2021 0

Meet the Learning Design team: Laura Heggs

My name is Laura Heggs. Before I became a learning designer, I studied anthropology and primate behaviour. I’ve held the ‘learning designer’ job title for 3 years now, but have been working in higher education in various capacities since…

July 27th 2021 0

The key to the evolution of morality was in Robert Frank’s book “Passions Within Reason” all along. How did we miss that?

There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands of papers with the same introduction. Human cooperation. Enduring conundrum. Selection. Model. Prisoners’ dilemma.…

July 26th 2021 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Bionanotechnology From Theory to Practice

What are your current research interests?Artificial enzyme design to improve sustainability of useful chemical reactions: taking cues from natural catalysts to design light triggered systems using nanostructures and parts of natural enzymes.…

July 26th 2021 0

New and Creative Models of Academic Publication Scholars Should Know About, Part 1

Earlier this year, Avi Staiman, CEO of Academic Language Experts, interviewed Chris Harrison, Publishing Development Director of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press on new and creative models of academic publications that scholars…

July 22nd 2021 0

10 Study break ideas for when you hit a wall

Professionals today are busier than ever. We are constantly looking for ways to manage our current commitments – at work and in our personal lives, whilst searching for new opportunities to develop ourselves for the future.

July 22nd 2021 0

Face to face vs Online Learning

Imagine you are visiting a new city. You have two choices: you can hire a guide that will navigate the city for you, showing you the city or you can navigate the city on your own with a guide book. If you hire a guide, you are relying on the guide to crea…

July 22nd 2021 0

A Q&A with the course leaders of Product Technology Roadmapping: Part 2

Q7: Why do you think this is an important area? A7: The challenges we face in the 21st century are becoming more challenging due to increasing complexity and rate of change.…

July 22nd 2021 0

A Q&A with the course leaders of Product Technology Roadmapping: Part 1

Q1: What are your current research interests? A1 (Rob): I am interested in the development of scalable integrated toolkits for strategic technology and innovation management, building on roadmapping as a platform and knowledge hub.…

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