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May 29th 2023 0

Reframing Rome and Italy during the early Roman expansion

What are the effects of empire-building, and how can we study them? With Making the Middle Republic, my two co-editors and I present a collection of papers emphasizing the importance of the fourth and third centuries BCE to the broader development of Repu…

May 26th 2023

No double game but a double bind for Vichy

In the many books, articles, debates and polemics about the Vichy French regime during the Second World War, one question remains curiously absent: why didn’t Vichy collaborate with Fascist Italy? Perhaps it’s because the answer seems obvious.…

May 25th 2023

Our Oceans are in Jeopardy! Can we trust the Rule of Law to fix it?

Several important legal events have happened to the ocean environment lately. The 29th of March 2023 was a historical day for the international rule of law to prevail. On this day, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution requesting an adv…

May 24th 2023

The Vanished Settlers of Greenland: In Search of a Legend and Its Legacy

In Vikings: Valhalla, the drama television series created for Netflix, one of the central characters is Leif Eriksson, who comes from the outer fringes of the known world, along with other Norse Greenlanders. While the representations in the series may be…

May 24th 2023

The specialist register in psychiatry- finding a route that is right for you

Specialist registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom is recognition of the higher specialist competencies of a doctor. Before attaining a substantive consultant post in the UK, doctors must be included on the specialist register …

May 24th 2023

The Scandalous Nature of Things

From the beginning of his poem, Lucretius is decidedly unsubtle. In quick succession the audience encounters the language of pleasure, verdant flora, lusty fauna, sexual reproduction, and an erotic scene between Venus and Mars that gushes with sensuality …

May 24th 2023

Christianity, Philosophy, and Roman Power:Constantine, Julian and the Bishops on Exegesis and Empire

The young Augustine was repelled by the Gospels. Or so he says, at least, in a passage from the Confessions (3.5.9) in which he reflects on his former, ‘inflated pride’. The student of rhetoric in love with Latin literature struggled to accept…

May 23rd 2023

An archaeological approach to … numbers??!

The question of where numbers come from is perhaps one of the last great mysteries of our time. Today, numbers are seemingly everywhere, and yet, they are nowhere to be found in nature. Ancient Greek philosophers like Plato thought that numbers were unive…

May 23rd 2023

What Should We Do?

What should we do about climate change? species loss?  the growing power of artificial intelligence?  inequality and violence? The post What Should We Do? first appeared on FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge University Press.

May 22nd 2023

Medieval Music and the Human

What would an introductory guide to medieval music look like if it were based around the humans involved in music-making? It’s perhaps not surprising that medieval music history has often been written around genres – musical objects – ra…

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May 26th 2023 0

Sisterhood and slavery: a newly discovered manuscript of the ancient orator Hyperides

Two thousand four hundred years ago, a seven-year-old girl in Athens, whose parents had died, was taken by her legal guardian to the island of Lemnos.…

April 25th 2023 0

Sustainable infrastructure: meeting complexity and uncertainty with resilient solutions

In this Q&A, we talk to Professor Richard Fenner, expert in sustainable infrastructure development, about his insights into the sustainable process.

April 19th 2023 0

Justice Beyond the Courtroom? Residual Functions at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices The legacy of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) is a hotly debated topic.…

April 17th 2023 0

The ‘Things Said in Passing’: The Duterte Drug War, Philippine Presidential Foreign Policy Prerogatives, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Pangilinan v Cayetano

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices On 16 March 2018, the Philippines formally submitted its notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute (RS).…

April 14th 2023 0

Linking the law and public advocacy: a win-win for legal scholars and activists

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices Lawyers and Journalists: greater than the sum of our parts  The story of the Myanmar Accountability Project (MAP) is a story about the confluence of international criminal …

April 12th 2023 0

The right to non-discriminatory reparations for slavery crimes: Malaya Lolas secure ground-breaking CEDAW decision and holistic recommendations

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices On 3 March 2023, published on 8 March—International Women’s Day—2023, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Committee) issued its decision in Na…

April 12th 2023 0

The ICL Ecosystem in the Asia Pacific: The Rome Statue and Beyond

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices [This blogpost is based on a talk for the NUS Centre for Asian Legal Studies in November 2022, recording available here.]…

April 12th 2023 0

Maximising beef cattle growth on our cheapest feed resource

The paper “Effect of pre-grazing herbage mass and post-grazing sward height on herbage production and intake and performance of suckler-bred steers within a weanling-to-beef production system“, published in The Journal of Agricultural Science,…

April 12th 2023 0

Accountability for core international crimes in the ASEAN region: diversity in recent developments

A collaboration between CIL Dialogues and AsianSIL Voices While most ASEAN states are not parties to the Rome Statute, this fact should not distract from the region’s growing engagement with accountability for core international crimes at the…

April 11th 2023 0

Join Us at the Upcoming Climate Informatics Conference in Cambridge!

We are excited to announce the upcoming Climate Informatics Conference, taking place at the historic Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, UK, from April 19 to 21, 2023. This event brings together renowned experts and scholars in the …

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