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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

February 15th 2019 0

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South

Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is available now. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

February 15th 2019 0

Facing Financial Regulation

Over recent decades, financial markets have led the global economy into a number of major collapses while contributing significantly to both economic inequality and political instability, yet regulatory approaches have not fundamentally changed their cour…

February 15th 2019 0

Markets and Morals: Justifying Kidney Sales and Legalizing Prostitution

Should prostitution, or the buying and selling of sexual services, be legalized? Similarly for the monetary exchanges of many other controversial items like kidneys and other organs, blood, surrogate motherhood, line sitting/standing, etc. Should essentia…

February 13th 2019 0

Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement

Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the stigmatization and erasure of LGBTQ lives in the Reagan/Thatcher era. In centering sexuality within…

February 13th 2019 0

Digital innovation and entrepreneurship: bridging the skills gap

The technology start-up sector is booming. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor estimates that more than a million tech start-ups are created worldwide each year, and that these contribute to a dynamic $3 trillion ecosystem. In the UK and the USA, the digi…

February 12th 2019 0

Sustainability through knowledge, innovation, and optimism, not fear and pessimism

Global environmental issues were identified as a crisis in the 1960’s (1). The alarmist rhetoric caught the public’s attention, but stimulated a pessimistic attitude (2) that human beings were destabilizing an otherwise harmonious, “stea…

February 12th 2019 0

Magnetohydrodynamics: Classical physics for the 21st century (and beyond!)

Modern astrophysical research is truly entering a new era: one where the prominent role of magnetic fields is no longer ignored. For decades, entire branches of astrophysics would dismiss inclusion of magnetic fields in their descriptions of our universe,…

February 11th 2019 0

Is Your Brain Dysfunctional?

The neuroscientist Kent Kiehl – popularly known as the “psychopath whisperer” – thinks that many psychopaths have brain dysfunctions that explain their violent behavior. Famously, he served as an expert witness on the defense of ra…

February 11th 2019 0

What is the relationship between reason and emotion?

Reason and emotion are often supposed to be at odds with each other. From one perspective, our emotions are like unruly toddlers, demanding and whimsical, that need to be held in check by the adult intellect. From another perspective, the rational mind is…

February 11th 2019 0

Reading the Bible Theologically

The Christian Bible, the best-selling book of all time, is read by many people in many different ways. For example, it is possible to read it with an eye toward how it has formed Western culture. A few years ago, on the four hundredth anniversary of the K…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List


An online resource for linguists worldwide.

December 27th 2018 0

Global Ethnolinguistic Conflict, Redux

by Stanley Dubinsky (University of South Carolina)   In February 2018, a visit to Corsica by French President Macron refocused media attention on the issue of Corsican nationalism, a century old movement that seeks Corsican separation from France in …

December 17th 2018 0

Call for Editor Proposals – Language in Society

Professor Jenny Cheshire is completing her tenure in December 2019 as Editor of Language in Society (LiS). Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for the position of Editor. A team of two Co-Editors will also be considered. Fina…

November 29th 2018 0

English in the Movies by David Crystal

I hear pop songs in English in every country I visit. Just back from a lecture tour around Italy, and I heard them in taxis, in hotels playing background music, and in cars passing in the street with the radio on loud – in every city. Often, the lis…

October 19th 2018 0

Leading phonetician, Klaus J. Kohler, invites you to discuss Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction

Dear Reader of this Blog, Cambridge University Press has published the linguistic monograph Kohler, K. J. (2017). Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 156). Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr…

October 16th 2018 0

Figures of Speech Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Figures of Speech linguistics cartoon competition. Congratulations to Jonas B. Wittke (a graduate student at Rice University, USA) and Jonathan Maki (an art teacher in Minneapolis) for winning the iPad Pro, A…

July 19th 2018 0

What are the linguistic consequences of Brexit?

Blog post written by Gordana Lalic-Krstin and Nadezda Silaski, authors of the article ‘From Brexit to Bregret: An account of some Brexit-induced neologisms in English’ recently published in English Today. What are the linguistic consequen…

June 21st 2018 0

The grammar of engagement

This blog post is written by Nicholas Evans, inspired by the Language and Cognition article “The grammar of engagement I: framework and initial exemplification” by Nicholas Evans, Henrik Bergqvist, and Lila San Roque. Read it online …

June 15th 2018 0

Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech

Win an iPad Pro, Apple Pen, £100 of Cambridge University Press books and the chance to have your work seen by thousands! We are inviting academics, researchers, students and enthusiasts, from around the world, to share their passion for the sub…

March 30th 2018 0

Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language

Beginning in summer 2018, Journal of Child Language will publish a new article format: Registered Reports. We asked two of the journal’s associate editors, Melanie Soderstrom and Elizabeth Wonnacott, a few questions about the introduction of this fo…

March 28th 2018 0

Q & A with new English Today Editor Andrew Moody

Welcome on board as Editor of English Today. What was it about the journal that attracted you to the post? Thank you for the warm welcome from CUP, and to the support and assistance I have been given in the month leading up to the formal installation…

Cambridge Medicine


Keeping a finger on the pulse.

February 7th 2019 0

Introducing Six New Business-Oriented Themes

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January 14th 2019

Announcing Newspack by — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

We're teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to develop a next-generation publishing platform.

January 8th 2019 115

Customize Your Dashboard

We’re happy to announce new improvements to your dashboard for a more accessible and customized experience. From your desktop, you can now customize your dashboard by choosing one of our two new color schemes, Classic Bright for a fres…

January 3rd 2019 32

Introducing the 2019 ‘Anything Is Possible’ List's inaugural New Year’s list celebrates the people and organizations who are using the web to make the world a better place.

December 19th 2018 47

New Theme: Twenty Nineteen

Meet Twenty Nineteen, the brand new WordPress default theme.

December 3rd 2018 13

Now Available in the Mobile Apps: Revision History

Track changes and edits from whatever device you're using.

November 28th 2018 26

Announcing Free .blog Subdomains

A great site deserves a great address on the web. Now you can use a free .blog subdomain on

November 26th 2018 6

WordPress Support Workshops for Women in the Asia-Pacific Region

We're offering free workshops to encourage women in the Asia-Pacific Region to apply for a career in WordPress Support.

November 20th 2018 22

Setting Up Your Site on a Mobile Device Just Got a Lot Easier

Need help with your new site? Quick Start on iOS and Android can help.

November 14th 2018 30

A New Way to Manage Your Pages on the WordPress Mobile Apps

An update to WordPress for iOS and Android.

Cambridge Library Collection


Books of enduring scholarly value.

March 20th 2015 0


Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading &r…

March 16th 2015 1

Spring and Port Wine

 … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spring days in (O)Porto, where the wine comes from. My Portuguese vocabulary has … Co…

March 10th 2015 2

The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is described in his ODNB entry as ‘author and wit’, which somewhat overlooks the day job as a clergyman. In the two-volume ‘life and letters’ published in 1855 by his daughter Saba (a name he invented himself), she &he…

March 5th 2015 0

A Child’s History of England

The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experim…

March 3rd 2015 5

The Huguenots

I have mentioned before the industrious Samuel Smiles, Victorian believer in hard work and self-education (otherwise known as pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps) as the way to social improvement and financial prosperity. His 1867 work on the Hug…

February 27th 2015 3

The Diary of John Evelyn

One of my vital tools as a scribbler of blogs on books is a little pack of those things – I don’t even know what they are called – which you can stick on to a page to mark a … Continue reading →

February 23rd 2015 3

Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. He was educated in Hampshire, and then brought back to … Continue reading →

February 18th 2015 1


It’s really too early in the year for a blog on this topic: galanthophilia is in full swing around the country. But we have just received the first copy of Sweet’s Hortus Britannicus, Or, a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous, or … Continue…

February 16th 2015 0

The Roll Call

…or, to give it its full title, Calling the Roll after an Engagement, Crimea, a large military history painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874, was so popular as an exhibit that a policeman, ‘poor, hot man’, had to … Cont…

February 12th 2015 0

Winter Journey

Last Saturday, in ‘CD Review’ on BBC Radio 3, they discussed and played extracts from various new recordings of Schubert song cycles, of which the least satisfactory (in my view) was a Winterreise by a counter-tenor. Not the strangeness of &he…

Journals Blog


Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

February 15th 2019 0

How to increase litter size in rabbits?

The animal article of the month for March is ‘Correlated responses on litter size traits and survival traits after two-stage selection for ovulation rate and litter size in rabbits’ Litter size is the most important economic tra…

February 14th 2019 0

Research Ethics: the approach in India

India is the second largest populated country of the world, with many languages, a significant number of which are used by researchers when writing scholarly articles.…

February 13th 2019 0

Q&A with the new Editor-in-Chief of Genetics Research, Marc Tischkowitz

What do you think is distinctive about Genetics Research? It is one of the oldest genetics journals, having been founded only a few years after the discovery of DNA and some very famous geneticists have published in it.…

February 12th 2019 0

Cambridge University Press signs major UK Open Access deal

Cambridge University Press has agreed a Read and Publish deal with Jisc Collections, which will help UK universities and colleges make a sustainable transition to publishing Open Access content in our Cambridge journals.…

February 11th 2019 0

As Governance Evolves, So Should Our Tools for Studying It

Decision making in highly contentious public policy domains can become mired in political conflict, leaving important policy problems unaddressed. To remedy this, public agencies across levels of government are experimenting with non-traditional governanc…

February 10th 2019 0

Trypanosomatids: a Different Way of Being a Eukaryote

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘Recent advances in trypanosomatid research: genome organization, expression, metabolism, taxonomy and evolution‘ by Prof.…

February 8th 2019 0

Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles

Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly mastering rule-based tasks, and acting as a powerful decision-making tool  and monitoring system to support clinicia…

February 8th 2019 0

Thank the oceans for softening the blow of climate change

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity. It’s an almighty catastrophe that will only become worse with time. We’ll be seeing more powerful storms, increasingly devastating wildfires, longer droughts and recurring floods, to na…

February 7th 2019 2

First country-wide distribution survey of the Endangered Asian elephant: towards better elephant conservation and management in Sri Lanka

Asian elephants are a paradox in many ways. They are an Endangered species whose global population is less than one tenth of that of African elephants.…

February 6th 2019 0

Ever New and Increasing Awe

From our perspective, life seems meaningful—and not just full of personally meaningful things, like having children or playing Bach perfectly. Most of us live our lives as if there is an answer to the callings of our deepest soul longings. We live a…

February 6th 2019 0

“Spirit to Spirit”: The Imagery of the Kiss in the Zohar and its Possible Sources

The study illustrates the ways in which Platonic and Neoplatonic concepts were appropriated by the early Kabbalists and their expression through myth and symbol in Zoharic literature.

February 5th 2019 1

Reassessing the First Red Scare of 1919-20 at its Centennial

The time has come to take stock of both our historical understanding of the First Red Scare and what it means for us today. The January 2019 issue of The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, which I had the honor to guest edit, is the first subs…

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