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August 11th 2020 0

Ableist Language and the Euphemism Treadmill

The Euphemism Treadmill is common in the areas of language related to race and ethnicity, disease, and disability. What is this phenomenon? A euphemism is a word substituted for one that is considered unpleasant or embarrassing, which can be motivated by …

August 11th 2020

COVID-19 Testing Doesn’t Cause Cases

Stories help us understand and explain what we see in the world and they can be a powerful way of passing on knowledge. But misleading or incorrect stories can be confusing at best and harmful at worst. One story that is making the rounds today says that …

August 10th 2020

American Slavery, American Imperialism

Since the racist murder of George Floyd earlier this year, slavery’s remembrance and legacy is a topic of great significance in the contemporary world. The ongoing pain that slavery and racism causes for black people all over the world is palpable a…

August 7th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 1

In this blog we will discuss the complexities surrounding the use of particular expressions that are somewhat ‘heavy’ from the point of view of language use.  In interactional ritual theory, these expressions are referred to as RFIEs. Man…

August 6th 2020

Editorial Reflections: The Cambridge History of the Gothic, Volumes I and II

The invitation that we received to conceptualise and edit the multi-volume The Cambridge History of the Gothic in 2015 was both exciting and daunting: exciting insofar as it provided a unique and privileged opportunity to make crucial, field-defining inte…

August 5th 2020

Interactional rituals and the systematic analysis of avoiding conflict – Part 2

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 f…

August 3rd 2020

Reading Undeciphered Signs

How can we study written signs that we can’t read? This is the central question of my forthcoming book, The Undeciphered Signs of Linear B: Interpretation and Scribal Practices. The Linear B writing system, used for administrative documents in Late …

August 3rd 2020

Diving into the Next Wave of Hemingway Studies

Even in this strangest of summers, when social distancing leaves us feeling we’re living in suspended animation, the art of the dive can teach us about poise and exploration—the walk to the edge, the glance down into faraway water, the prickle…

August 3rd 2020

Home/Away from Home: Travel and Gender Politics

Travel has been deeply ingrained in human history. In this time of COVID-19 lockdowns, international travel has become especially limited, even banned. To be sure, the internet offers a virtual landscape for curious minds to wander, bringing the world to …

July 31st 2020

Marsquakes may originate in a well-known fracture

Reports of the first marsquakes – seismic events caused by crustal movement – aroused my interest. Recordings of earthquakes here on our own planet have taught us everything from the number and nature of layers in the interior to where the mos…

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August 11th 2020 0

Europeanization on Demand: The EU Cybersecurity Certification Regime Between Market Integration and Core State Powers [1997-2019]

The digital sphere is consistently expanding, and now encompasses more than half of the world’s population with eight billion digital devices (Kemp, 2019).…

August 10th 2020 0

The International Journal of Law in Context: A view from the inside

Publishing a journal article is an important part of our academic work, but the process can be challenging, particularly for early career scholars (ECSs) who often juggle precarious teaching and research contracts and need to have published articles befor…

August 6th 2020 0

Heart University – A deeper look with Justin Tretter, MD

Heart University – A deeper look with Justin Tretter, MD By David K. Werho, MD @DWerho   In a rapidly changing world, who knew how different our lives and learning would be? …

August 6th 2020 0

Cambridge Journals: 2019 in Numbers

The recent publication of both 2019 CiteScore™ and the 2019 Journal Citation Reports prompted us to have a look back on 2019 and celebrate what a standout year it was for Cambridge Journals.…

August 5th 2020 0

David French – A Life in Anatolian Archaeology

“French, the son of a Yorkshire policeman, graduated with a BA in Classics from Cambridge University, but found his vocation as an archaeologist in Greece through encounters at the British School at Athens…” The latest digital publicati…

August 4th 2020 0

So Young, So Sad, So Listen

This is not an easy time for many children and parents. We hope our book ‘So Young, So Sad, So Listen’ can help parents recognise depression in their children, work out why this is happening and what can be done about it.

August 3rd 2020 0

OCD and COVID-19: A New Frontier

The July British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “OCD and COVID-19: a new frontier” by Amita Jassi, Khodayar Shahriyar…

July 31st 2020 0

The Last of the Moderns

Adalet Ağaoğlu, one of the most prominent authors of modern Turkish literature, passed away at the age of 91 leaving behind a literary legacy that will be difficult to match for years to come.…

July 31st 2020 0

US School Meals Have Potential to Improve Nutrition and Health of K-12 Students

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Changes to dietary and health outcomes following implementation of the 2012 updated US Department of Agriculture school nutrition standards: analysis using National Health and Nutrition Examination Surve…

July 30th 2020 0

John Ockendon 2020 Prize winner announced

The European Journal of Applied Mathematics and Cambridge University Press are pleased to award the 2020 John Ockendon Prize to B.…

July 30th 2020 0

Coca-Cola Front Group Tried to Obscure Coke’s Funding & Key Role, Study Says

Coca-Cola Co. and academics at its front group Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN) tried to obscure Coke’s central role and funding for the group, according to a new study published today in Public Health Nutrition.…

July 30th 2020 0

Hegel in the era of Black Lives Matter

I remember, as if it were yesterday, the moment I committed to studying Hegel. I was reading the Phenomenology of Spirit cover-to-cover for the first time.…

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