Widows behaving ‘badly’: manipulating vulnerability to strengthen the English Catholic Community

My article, ‘Power in Vulnerability’, argues that early modern patriarchal structures provided specific opportunities for widows that were unavailable to other men and women, whether married or single.

The Rise of the College Degree as Workforce Gatekeeper

This accompanies the History of Education Quarterly articles How Austerity Politics Led to Tuition Charges at the University of California and City University of New York by Jennifer M.

Constructing fascist hagiographies: The genealogy of the prison saints movement in contemporary Romania

The article unravels AUR's fascist origins that stem from the interwar and through the communist regime up to the present day.

Peripeteia and Its Aftermaths

For years now, climate activists have been warning world leaders and everyone who cared to listen that the planet is approaching the tipping point of global warming.…

Sarah Thompson – 17 years as a librarian advisor to Cambridge University Press

An interview with Sarah Thompson, Head of Content and Open Research, University of York Library The first Cambridge University Press Librarian Advisory Board meeting took place in 2004 prior to the UKSG Conference, which that year was held at the University of Manchester.

Tolerating discomfort and engaging authentically – ethical challenges in developing culturally responsive clinical practices with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Australian First Nation peoples’ mental health and wellbeing experiences are holistic and deeply linked to Country, kin and culture. A recently published article, “Understanding and working with different worldviews to co-design cultural security in clinical mental health settings to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients”, explains how bringing First Nation worldviews together with non-Indigenous worldviews has opened up conversations and reflections about the ethical guidelines by which many mental health practitioners frame their work practices.…

Meeting our future food demand: Are our livestock a help or a hindrance?

When discussing how we should design our future-food systems we need to consider feed-food competition occurring in our livestock systems. Feed-food competition occurs when arable land, which could be used to produce human edible food from crops, is instead used to produce feed for livestock.

Elephants, Kings, and Comparison, a Conversation with Tom Trautmann

We invited Trautmann to tell us why he writes about Indian war elephants, and how. He touched on several topics in the process: the value of analytical accidents, the recovery of lost knowledge systems, and the power and pluralism of human logics.