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September 20th 2019 0

Wireless AI

In the era of Internet of Things (IoT), billions of smart devices, household appliances, smart phones, sensors, vehicles are connected by radio frequency signals. With the ubiquitous deployment of wireless radio devices, it will be possible to measure and…

September 16th 2019 0

Why write an entire book about numbers?

In the century preceding the French Revolution advanced mathematics began to play a role in ordinary affairs. If you wanted to find the position of a ship at sea, design fortifications or price annuities, then you needed mathematics. In a process accelera…

September 16th 2019 0

Entertaining the Royals

Why should one mind performances at court in Shakespeare’s time? Do we really need a book on the subject? So much has been written about the Elizabethan theatre industry’s connection with the public stage that we have invariably been led to fo…

September 12th 2019 0

Transcendence for an Age of Immanence: Re-Reading Romanticism and its Religious Thought

The fundamental concern of Romanticism, which brought about its inception, determined its development, and set its end, was the need to create a new language for religion. One of the main motivations behind writing this study is to illustrate that early G…

September 12th 2019 0

Modern Irish Theatre: A Women’s Tradition

In October 2015 Ireland’s National Theatre announced its commemorative ‘Waking the Nation’ programme. The intention was to ‘interrogate rather than celebrate’ the 1916 Easter Rising, yet women were largely obscured from the p…

September 10th 2019 0

Thomas Hardy and the Creative Process

Thomas Hardy fully understood, from early on in his career, that the production of a novel, or short story, took place both in the realm of artistic creation and in the literary marketplace.  He eventually became very proficient at manipulating the r…

September 6th 2019 0

Individuality and history in the ‘age of iron’: Flodoard of Rheims

The decades following the demise of the Carolingian Empire in 888 were traditionally seen as a downward spiral of political fragmentation and cultural stagnation: a ‘mind-the-gap’ period between the ninth-century Carolingian achievement and th…

September 5th 2019 0

Lear on Screen: a vision of our times

Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear is the most recent volume in the Cambridge University Press Shakespeare on Screen series, which provides in-depth analyses of how Shakespeare’s work has been adapted on screen (interpreted broadly to include cinema, …

September 5th 2019 0

Why do you want to study India’s State-run Media

‘Why do you want to study India’s State-run Media?’ This question was frequently posed to me by my friends and fellow academics. For some broadcasting if not passé, is quite a mouthful, and hard to pronounce. ‘Why not study …

September 1st 2019 0

Indonesia’s Experiment with Specialised Courts

Indonesia’s extensive court system delivers justice for the world’s third largest democracy. The dramatic end of authoritarian rule under Suharto in 1998 ushered in two decades of law reform. Since then, the constitutional and political system…

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September 20th 2019 0

Desperate to publish and not succeeding? Keep trying…

After numerous efforts to get some of my research papers published, I was biased about peer review processes and concluded that only new research areas were published.…

September 19th 2019 0

Watch: Cleaning up Oil Spills using Maths

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, scientists at the University of Cambridge have been studying underwater plumes to try to understand how the Earth’s rotation affects the spread of oil.…

September 19th 2019 0

Another year of peer review at Cambridge University Press…

Improvements, Iterations, and Infrastructure Cambridge University Press has a set of objectives in the peer review space . . . with several question marks still: Objectives: Increase transparency Support reviewer recognition Offer more training resource…

September 19th 2019 0

Into the great wide open – enlightened peer review

The process of peer review is a central element of the scholarly communication process. Peer review follows a traditional model for traditional journal publishing.…

September 19th 2019 0

A Progressing Approach on Conflict-Affected Settings and Situations of Occupation in the Revised Draft of the Legally Binding Instrument, More Needed

This post is part of the symposium that the BHRJ Blog is running on the revised binding treaty on business and human rights, which was released in July 2019.…

September 18th 2019 0

Research: Into the future

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.…

September 17th 2019 0

A new draft Business and Human Rights treaty and a promising direction of travel

This post is part of the symposium that the BHRJ Blog is running on the revised binding treaty on business and human rights, which was released in July 2019.…

September 16th 2019 0

Five ways the new draft treaty on business and human rights can be strengthened

In the second of a two-part article, Doug Cassel outlines the five areas that need addressing to deliver on the promise of the new draft treaty.…

September 16th 2019 0

The materiality of marriage in the artisan community of Renaissance Verona

Building on recent scholarship studying the materiality of the non-elite this article investigates the domestic material culture of the artisan community in sixteenth-century Verona.

September 16th 2019 0

Work Smarter, Not Harder: study shows fewer, targeted treatments can produce better outcomes

When it comes to controlling invasive weeds, it can pay to think before you act. Do you want a quick, short-term reduction in a weed population or longer-term control?…

September 13th 2019 0

No Effective Post-Emergent Herbicides for Waterhemp?

Corn and soybean growers in Nebraska are now facing their worst nightmare. A research study featured in the journal Weed Science shows a population of waterhemp has evolved resistance to four distinct herbicide sites of action –  including PPO …

September 12th 2019 0

Online gaming and gaming disorder: more than just a trivial pursuit

Online gaming has come a long way since more humble beginnings in the 1970’s, where games were text-based adventures and played among handfuls of people.…

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