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August 12th 2020 0

Reading Slavery and Racism in an Era of Discourse Manipulation

My recent monograph, The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World, is a history of race construction and slave resistance throughout the Early Modern Era and into the Anglo-American nineteenth century. The discursive force of racist narra…

August 11th 2020

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 …

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August 13th 2020 0

Perspectives of a historical breed: Hungarian Grey cattle

The animal Article of the Month for September is “Genetic position of Hungarian Grey among European cattle and identification of breed-specific markers” by A.…

August 13th 2020 0

Removal of Labour Protections in India: Tradeoff between Economic Disenfranchisement and Growth

Prior to the advent of the Factories Act of 1883, India had seen the worst of an unregulated labour market, a convenient indentured labour base for the British Empire which saw workers as dispensable commodities to its profit-making industries.…

August 13th 2020 0

Kosova’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic – Original response

From time to time, until the crisis has passed, the HEPL blog series authors will be given the opportunity to provide short updates on their country/region’s continuing response to this worldwide catastrophe and their further reflections on those re…

August 12th 2020 0

Race and Empire: writing the global history of Irish revolution

A global history of the Irish Revolution, making the case for applying transnational, comparative, and global approaches and perspectives in order to fully understand the complexity and diversity of Ireland’s global revolution.

August 12th 2020 0

Violence against women in the Irish Civil War, 1922–3: gender-based harm in global perspective

My article draws on the transnational literature, and newly accessible Irish archives, to examine gender as an identifier in the Irish Civil War.

August 12th 2020 0

A materials response to COVID-19

A new article looks at the critical supply issues due to COVI-19 and how materials science has provided a viable alternative for rapid production and distribution of PPEs and medical devices.

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 11th 2020 0

Confused by whole grain labels on food packaging? Study finds you’re not alone.

Whole grain labels on cereal, bread, and crackers are confusing to consumers and could cause them to make fewer healthy choices, according to the results from a study in Public Health Nutrition that tested whether people are able pick out the healthier, w…

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…

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