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January 24th 2022 0

What is a “Dear John”? Revealing the untold story of wartime breakup letters

Consult any dictionary of slang and you’ll find a definition something like this: a letter sent to a man (usually in uniform) by his girlfriend, fiancée or wife announcing the end of their relationship. Urban legend adds a further twist. A De…

January 24th 2022

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis

Since at least the 1980’s, any university student who wanted to learn about Freud or psychoanalysis would not be directed to departments of psychology, nor to psychiatry, but would instead be ushered to the English department. The irony of this circ…

January 21st 2022

What it takes to be a king

By 1200 kingship had become the natural from of government across most of western Europe. A royal title denoted antiquity, legitimacy, and the exemplary adherence to shared norms. It conferred distinction upon the individual or family holding it and marke…

January 19th 2022

Music and Liturgy in Medieval Britain and Ireland

This book represents a first attempt inclusively to map out patterns of liturgical and musical culture across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales over a 500-year period. Extending from the eve of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 (and the subsequent…

January 11th 2022

The Shortest Way into Eighteenth Century Britain

Arguably, Daniel Defoe’s Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-26) is the single most comprehensive, detailed and insightful guide we have to the state of the nation as it moved into the modern era. Does that claim look over the t…

January 10th 2022

Medicine and statistics- not Montagues and Capulets

In his 1597 play ‘Romeo and Juliet’, William Shakespeare narrates the tragic story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. The two young persons are in love, but their families are engaged in a blood feud. The consequences were tragic. The impos…

January 8th 2022

Managerial Economics: A Q&A with Nick Wilkinson

Professor Nick Wilkinson, the author of Managerial Economics, took some time to answer our questions about inspiration, the digital revolution, and the rewards of teaching. The second edition of your textbook Managerial Economics is publishing later this …

January 7th 2022

Obesity – blaming and shaming in the British press

Gavin Brookes and Paul Baker The UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe. It is estimated that around 62% of the country’s population can be classed as overweight, while a further 25% can be diagnosed as living with obesity. Because of …

January 6th 2022

Ancient freedoms and modern insights – Myles Burnyeat’s public philosophy

It is difficult to think clearly about freedom. The multiple strands twisted together over time to produce the modern concept result in a tangled notion. That was Myles Burnyeat’s claim, in ‘Ancient Freedoms’, a lecture he first gave in …

December 23rd 2021

Unsecularizing Romanticism

There’s a movement to diversify the British literary canon and a crucial step may be right in front of us. Allow me to explain. The British Romantic period—broadly conceived as the 1780s through the early 1830s—was once admired for its r…

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January 25th 2022 0

Is Turkey heading for a snap election in 2022?

Despite the fact that the leaders of the current governing alliance (Cumhur İttifakı– People’s Alliance) deny the possibility of a snap election, my short answer to the question in the title is “yes.”…

January 25th 2022 0

‘The troubles of collecting’: William Henry Harvey and the practicalities of natural history collecting in Britain’s nineteenth-century world

By focusing on the example of William Harvey and his travels, my article explores the difficulties encountered by those involved in collecting, preserving and transporting natural history specimens from the field to the museum or laboratory in the ninetee…

January 25th 2022 0

Queer Belfast during the First World War

I wrote this article to take this past more seriously on its own terms, and to understand how the political, religious, and economic context of Ireland and its diaspora shaped a culture that, for historians of sexuality, will be familiar yet distinctive.

January 25th 2022 0

Food Labeling is Lacking in Online Grocery Retailers

Nutrition facts, ingredient lists, and allergens—all FDA-required information on food labels—are frequently absent when shoppers buy food online Online food retailers do not consistently display nutrition information on their websites&m…

January 24th 2022 0

Madrid and the far right 1945-1953

Between 1945 and 1953, scores of former fascists flocked to the Spanish capital; initially, they were just looking for a safe lay-over in their escape from Allied justice.

January 24th 2022 0

GLJ Editorial Message for Issue 22.8

It is my great pleasure to announce the publication of issue 22.8 of the German Law Journal. This bumper issue – delayed as a result of industrial action in the UK, my apologies – contains not one but two special sections (‘Climate Litig…

January 21st 2022 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Leveraging Big Data for Business Intelligence

Meet Russ Hunter, Senior Software Engineer and researcher at the University of Cambridge What are your current research interests? I am currently working in the industry as a principal software engineer but my research interests include neural n…

January 21st 2022 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Functional Neuroanatomy

Meet Dr Sue Jones, Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge What are your current research interests? I’m a neurobiologist working on the properties of the neurons and their connections in the brain.…

January 20th 2022 1

Death anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: What’s love got to do with it?

The January BABCP Article of the Month is from Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BCP) and is entitled “OCD, death anxiety, and attachment: what’s love got to do with it?”…

January 19th 2022 0

Our 2021 content highlights

2021 may be over, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sit back, relax, and look back at some of our publishing highlights from the past year! Which books and Elements were you reading in 2021? What articles were being talked about on Twitter?…

January 19th 2022 0

Online learning and digital textbooks: the first episode of a new podcast series for librarians

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of the first two episodes of our new podcast series, Cambridge Libraries of the World.…

January 17th 2022 0

It takes just ninety seconds to make women prefer less masculine faces: Video about the epidemic is the key!

There are several studies which investigated how environmental harshness influences mate choice, in particular whether masculine or feminine faces are perceived as more attractive when the environment is harsh.

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