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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

October 17th 2018 0

The British Army and the First World War

Innovation is big business. Whether we’re talking about blue chip companies like Apple, multinationals like Google, or the Defence community, the ability to innovate is associated with greater competitive advantage and versatility. Yet, for the mili…

October 16th 2018 0

Publishing and Book Culture

Introducing Publishing and Book Culture – a new series of research-focused collections of Elements on aspects of Publishing and Book Culture, published by Cambridge University Press. Inspired by research undertaken during the 2015-17 AHRC and Britis…

October 15th 2018 0

Beyond the Headlines on Anjem Choudary’s Release from Prison: An Insight into his Activist Network

With his imminent release from prison for inviting support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Anjem Choudary and his network of supporters are back in the spotlight. As I write in my forthcoming book, Choudary and his fellow al-Muha…

October 15th 2018 0

Central Banks, Democratic States and Financial Power

When the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England purchased bank and state debt during the 2007–2008 crisis, it became apparent that, when technically divorced from fiscal policy, monetary policy cannot revive but only prevent econ…

October 15th 2018 0

On the Supreme Court, difficult nominations have led to historical injustices

Far from being unusual, the hurried and partisan Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh mirrors several notable examples of similarly politicized confirmations in U.S. history. Those conflicts, which ultimately placed justices on…

October 10th 2018 0

Yes to Europe!: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain

Yes to Europe!: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain by Robert Saunders is available now. This episode is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

October 3rd 2018 0

The Music Modernization Act and Modern Music

After much hard work and years of lawsuits and other complaints, the United States Congress seems destined finally to update music’s copyright law. The Music Modernization Act passed unanimously in the Senate on September 18 and, having won consent …

October 2nd 2018 0

Mutiny and the British Pacific

I can still remember the first time I heard about Pitcairn Island. I was a young child, not even a teenager, when I found an old Book Club edition of Nordhoff and Hall’s fictional trilogy detailing the mutiny aboard the Bounty, Captain Bligh’s…

September 26th 2018 0

Species Conservation: Lessons from Islands

Islands cover less than 3% of the Earth’s surface, and yet have played a disproportionate role in shaping our understanding of the catastrophic impact we can have on biodiversity.  The dodo, solitaire, pygmy hippos and elephant birds are just a…

September 26th 2018 0

Remembering the Armistice in America

On November 11 2018, nations around the world will commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, remembering the armistice that concluded the first truly global war and the deadliest and costliest conflict Europe had ever seen. In the UK, section…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List


An online resource for linguists worldwide.

October 16th 2018 0

Figures of Speech Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Figures of Speech linguistics cartoon competition. Congratulations to Jonas B. Wittke (a graduate student at Rice University, USA) and Jonathan Maki (an art teacher in Minneapolis) for winning the iPad Pro, A…

July 19th 2018 0

What are the linguistic consequences of Brexit?

Blog post written by Gordana Lalic-Krstin and Nadezda Silaski, authors of the article ‘From Brexit to Bregret: An account of some Brexit-induced neologisms in English’ recently published in English Today. What are the linguistic consequen…

June 21st 2018 0

The grammar of engagement

This blog post is written by Nicholas Evans, inspired by the Language and Cognition article “The grammar of engagement I: framework and initial exemplification” by Nicholas Evans, Henrik Bergqvist, and Lila San Roque. Read it online …

June 15th 2018 0

Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech

Win an iPad Pro, Apple Pen, £100 of Cambridge University Press books and the chance to have your work seen by thousands! We are inviting academics, researchers, students and enthusiasts, from around the world, to share their passion for the sub…

March 30th 2018 0

Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language

Beginning in summer 2018, Journal of Child Language will publish a new article format: Registered Reports. We asked two of the journal’s associate editors, Melanie Soderstrom and Elizabeth Wonnacott, a few questions about the introduction of this fo…

March 28th 2018 0

Q & A with new English Today Editor Andrew Moody

Welcome on board as Editor of English Today. What was it about the journal that attracted you to the post? Thank you for the warm welcome from CUP, and to the support and assistance I have been given in the month leading up to the formal installation…

March 23rd 2018 0

Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in

In advance of the upcoming AAAL Annual Meeting in Chicago, we asked editors of Cambridge applied linguistics journals for their thoughts on the state of the field. Where is applied linguistics headed? Are there new approaches, methods or priorities that y…

March 13th 2018 0

‘World Englishes or English as a Lingua Franca: Where does English in China stand?

Blog post based on an article in English Today  The spread and development of the English language has triggered debates about issues related to language ideology, identity, and ELT. China is an important context where the popularity of English use a…

February 27th 2018 0

Learning Construction Grammars Computationally

Blog post by Jonathan Dunn, Ph.D. Construction Grammar, or CxG, takes a usage-based approach to describing grammar. In practice, this term usage-based means two different things: First, it means that idiomatic constructions belong in the grammar. For exam…

February 27th 2018 0

Rihanna Works Her Multivocal Pop Persona: Morpho-syntactic and Accent Variation in Rihanna’s Singing Style

Based on an article in English Today Pop music surpasses national and linguistic boundaries. It creates a marketplace of various linguistic resources that artists use in their music performances to create their pop personas. Performers are mobile, transna…

Cambridge Medicine


Keeping a finger on the pulse.

September 28th 2018 0

New Theme: Photos

We designed our brand-new theme with photographers and photobloggers in mind.

September 25th 2018 15

National Voter Registration Day 2018

This election season, we're thrilled to partner with several nonpartisan voting initiatives.

September 12th 2018 35

Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App

A great note-taking app can help with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post. At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, li…

August 31st 2018 21

New in the Business Plan: Jetpack Search

The Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality a…

August 14th 2018 24

Introducing the Simple Payment Widget

Take payments anywhere on your site.

August 2nd 2018 79

Introducing: A Diverse, Free Stock Photo Library

Diversity in visual representation matters.

July 26th 2018 53

Podcasting on

We’ve been updating support for podcasts. Are you ready to try hosting your own?

July 23rd 2018 69

Sharing Options from to Facebook Are Changing

Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles. Here’s how it affects you.

June 21st 2018 18

Welcome Atavist! A Groundbreaking Publishing Platform Joins the Family

Looking to the future of storytelling on WordPress.

June 21st 2018 47

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Cambridge Library Collection


Books of enduring scholarly value.

March 20th 2015 0


Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading &r…

March 16th 2015 1

Spring and Port Wine

 … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spring days in (O)Porto, where the wine comes from. My Portuguese vocabulary has … Co…

March 10th 2015 2

The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is described in his ODNB entry as ‘author and wit’, which somewhat overlooks the day job as a clergyman. In the two-volume ‘life and letters’ published in 1855 by his daughter Saba (a name he invented himself), she &he…

March 5th 2015 0

A Child’s History of England

The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experim…

March 3rd 2015 5

The Huguenots

I have mentioned before the industrious Samuel Smiles, Victorian believer in hard work and self-education (otherwise known as pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps) as the way to social improvement and financial prosperity. His 1867 work on the Hug…

February 27th 2015 3

The Diary of John Evelyn

One of my vital tools as a scribbler of blogs on books is a little pack of those things – I don’t even know what they are called – which you can stick on to a page to mark a … Continue reading →

February 23rd 2015 3

Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. He was educated in Hampshire, and then brought back to … Continue reading →

February 18th 2015 1


It’s really too early in the year for a blog on this topic: galanthophilia is in full swing around the country. But we have just received the first copy of Sweet’s Hortus Britannicus, Or, a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous, or … Continue…

February 16th 2015 0

The Roll Call

…or, to give it its full title, Calling the Roll after an Engagement, Crimea, a large military history painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874, was so popular as an exhibit that a policeman, ‘poor, hot man’, had to … Cont…

February 12th 2015 0

Winter Journey

Last Saturday, in ‘CD Review’ on BBC Radio 3, they discussed and played extracts from various new recordings of Schubert song cycles, of which the least satisfactory (in my view) was a Winterreise by a counter-tenor. Not the strangeness of &he…

Journals Blog


Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

October 16th 2018 0

News from Canadian Journal of Law and Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société

Hot off the presses: The CJLS editorial team is excited to announce the release of its most recent annual special issue: “Decolonizing Labour Law — Contributions to an Emergent Transnational Labour Law,” guest edited by Canada’s le…

October 15th 2018 1

JFM Symposia 2017: Bangalore, India

In 2017, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics held their first series of mini-symposia organised by editorial board members from the journal and world-class researchers based in India – notably Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.…

October 12th 2018 0

Related content trials on Cambridge Core

Following the feedback from our customers, we are excited to announce two trials for related content have started on Cambridge Core!

October 11th 2018 0

A promising approach to optimize pig genomics

The animal article of the month for November is ‘Genotype imputation from various low-density SNP panels and its impact on accuracy of genomic breeding values in pigs‘ The rapid increase in the world population, which is expecte…

October 11th 2018 0

2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize Announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Hortense Le Ferrand has been selected to receive the 2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and s…

October 11th 2018 0

Refugees, migrants, IDPs: Protecting people on the move—without distinction

‘It is not the movement of persons that is the problem, it is the movement of persons without the protection of fundamental rights and norms.’ Thus concludes the published report on Forced to flee: A multi-disciplinary conferenc…

October 10th 2018 0

Soviet famines roundtable published in Contemporary European History

The editors of Contemporary European History are delighted to present this roundtable on the Soviet famines of the 1930s, which brings into conversation leading scholars from around the world working in the field of Soviet history.

October 10th 2018 0

Sweet drink labels leave a sour taste

“Health halos” are making it harder for consumers to know which drinks are good for them according to a new study published today in the internationally peer-reviewed journal Public Health Nutrition.

October 10th 2018 0

Flying beetles, stinging nettles and jellyfish

Tracking the invasive Rhinoceros Beetle in Hawai’i, studying how stinging nettles inject their toxin, and investigating the mechanism used by jellyfish to attack their prey – step inside the latest in Fluid Mechanics research.…

October 9th 2018 0

Citizen Science: establishing national bird monitoring schemes in Africa

Birds are recognised as faithful indicators of the state of the environment and widely used as such across Europe. Here skilled citizen scientists collect data that feed into national annual statistics, but until now, this model of environmental monitorin…

October 9th 2018 0

Challenges of Engaged Indigenous Scholarship

by Andrew H. Van de Ven, Univ. of Minnesota, USA, Alan D. Meyer, School of Business, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA, Runtian T.…

October 9th 2018 0

Tesla vs China?

The Dialogue, Debate and Discussion Forum on Tesla and the Global Automotive Industry The Tesla Forum on global automotive industry presents the possibility that China may be on the verge of becoming a global disruptor in an automotive industry.…

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