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October 19th 2020 0

Algorithms Reaching into Society, our Bodies and our Brain

Just a few years ago, who would have thought that algorithms would be regularly making important decisions once made by humans, and they would be so complex that we would not be able to fully understand how they made their decisions (even though we rely o…

October 19th 2020

Black Abolitionism in Britain and Ireland

My research recovers and amplifies African American testimony from the British Isles during the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on those who had been enslaved in the southern states of the U.S. My book, Advocates of Freedom: African American T…

October 14th 2020

Why is this polarized Supreme Court showing moderation?

The Republicans’ rush to appoint Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the presidential election is yet another example of polarized politicians and citizens fighting over an increasingly polarized Supreme Court. Even before Justice Ginsburg’s death,…

October 13th 2020

To solve problems we must connect systems

It’s been hard to make sense of COVID-19. At least, I have found it hard. So many deaths. So many changes to everyday life. So much political strangeness. So much uncertainty about the future. This blog post was originally posted on “The Bette…

October 9th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 6

Permit as a speech act addresses a future action to be undertaken by the addressee in his own interests, which almost always appears to concur with a Request for a Permit. In the context of social distancing, we often receive Requests for a Permit, such a…

October 9th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 5

In the following, we discuss the speech act type ‘Invite’. This speech act expresses that the speaker wishes her addressee to know that she is in favour of a future action to be performed by the other, which she believes may involve costs to h…

October 9th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 4

In this blog we discuss the speech act ‘suggest’. This speech act involves the situation where a speaker is communicating that he/she is as much in favour of the addressee performing a future action as in the latter’s own interests. This…

October 9th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 3

Of the various speech acts used in the wake of COVID-19 and the corresponding need for social distancing, ‘Apologise’ is perhaps the most important. Since the enforcement of social distancing unavoidably leads to moral uproar, we often find ou…

October 5th 2020

Untangling the Transnational Law and Politics of Criminal Justice

Criminal law has long served as a powerful symbol of the state’s monopoly over the use of violence. However, as the world becomes more economically, technologically, and socially interconnected, domestic processes of criminal justice policymaking ar…

October 5th 2020

Bridging the Horizons: Paul and the White Privileged Church

The discussion of privilege, especially, “white privilege” is a hot button subject that gets routinely discussed in news commentary, social media, in sociology classes, or anywhere where race is a presenting issue. For me as white male to addr…

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October 20th 2020 0

The mystery of the crocodiles that appeared in Europe at the end of the Miocene

There are no crocodilians in Europe, which is good for the safety of those of us who like to peacefully fish or swim in lakes and rivers, but it is somewhat sad for those who prize biodiversity or simply like these fascinating predators.…

October 19th 2020 0

Hesitancy about a COVID-19 vaccine is linked to beliefs about origin of the virus

More than a third of people (34%) in Turkey and one sixth of people (17%) in the UK are ‘hesitant’ about a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study by UCL and Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey.…

October 19th 2020 0

Mystery over decline in sea turtle sightings

The number of sea turtles spotted along the coasts of the UK and Ireland has declined in recent years, according to a paper published in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association.…

October 19th 2020 0

CUP welcomes the transformative journals programme from cOAlition S

For some time now we have been committed to a transition to totally open research. And therefore we greatly appreciate the commitment that cOAlition S have made to funding the costs of Gold Open Access journal publishing.…

October 19th 2020 0

CUP’s response to the Rights Retention Strategy from cOAlition S

Today we announced our support for Plan S’s transformative journals programme as a welcome new route for our authors to publish Open Access (OA) research articles.…

October 19th 2020 0

APSR Editorial Report – Fall 2020

Prior to the beginning of our tenure, we set out a vision statement for the APSR revolving around six principles. One of these principles is editorial transparency, specifically as it refers to sharing with our community information about our editorial wo…

October 15th 2020 0

These ‘pivotal years of change’

“In times of unrest, insecurity, and what feels like unending chaos, we are reminded of the relevance of the study of prehistory.”…

October 15th 2020 1

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Traditionally, the second Monday of October is observed as Columbus Day in the United States. However, the holiday and its history are controversial.…

October 15th 2020 1

Hegel in Kyoto

Why is there something rather than nothing? The fact of existence cannot be explained by an appeal to any beings, since this would assume what it wants to prove.…

October 15th 2020 0

Parasitology Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.…

October 14th 2020 0

Practicing Remote Science

COVID-19 related travel restrictions and social distancing protocols have precluded many archaeological field projects in the past six months. And while conferences and meetings can be taken to the virtual realm, the challenges facing those of us whose wo…

October 14th 2020 0

Remote Delivery of CBT Training, Clinical Supervision and Services: In Times of Crisis or Business As Usual

The October 2020 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Remote delivery of CBT training, clinical supervision and services: in …

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