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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

December 14th 2017 0

What economic role should the state promote in a market economy?

What economic role should the state promote in a market economy? This is the most important and difficult question to answer in economics. Libertarian economists would limit that role to an absolute minimum. Liberal economists would argue for a larger rol…

December 8th 2017 0

100 Years Ago, the world of galaxies in the making

For most of us, 1917 reminds us a year in the terrible World War I. While European scientists were on the battlefront, in America, their colleagues away from the frontlines were pursuing their research. For astronomy, 1917 was a year of reckoning. 1917 wh…

December 7th 2017 0

Can Women Transform the Economies of the Middle East and North Africa?

Amid widespread and often heated contemporary debates about an existential ‘clash’ between the ‘Islamic World’ and the ‘Christian West’, there is growing evidence that Arabic-Muslim women are already playing much more i…

December 6th 2017 0

Let the Companion to Dracula In

We continue to discover the extraordinary extent of the influence of Bram Stoker’s racy pulp fiction, Dracula. When it was first published in 1897, it was largely dismissed as a nasty shilling shocker, another tawdry addition to what the Church Quar…

December 5th 2017 0

The Optimistic Freud? Thoughts on Life and Death

Winning essay written by Michael Poirier… Civilization and Its Discontents represents a continuation of Freud’s work in Beyond the Pleasure Principle, wherein he posited the existence of a death drive that opposes the drive toward life. …

November 28th 2017 0

Computational phylogenetics for algorithms designers

Phylogenetic trees are used in many biological analyses, including protein structure and function prediction, microbiome analysis, and the inference of human migrations.  Over the last  50  years,  many  statisticians  and&nb…

November 23rd 2017 0

Why you need to pay more attention to wild pigs and peccaries

The idea to edit a major work on the ecology, conservation and management of two entire taxonomic families (Suidae and Tayassuidae) might seem ambitious. With Mario having done a similar book on wild cattle, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour of Wild Cattle…

November 22nd 2017 0

Editing and translating Dante

My aim in editing and translating Dante’s Convivio (or “Banquet”) has been to make an edition that provides nonspecialist Dante enthusiasts and students with all they need to explore this work of Dante’s middle period, which he com…

November 20th 2017 0

Why Democracy Protests Are Not Common Today

In 2011, twenty-six democracy protests occurred in the world. Most arose in the Middle East and North Africa, but a few protests also took place this year in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The 2011 protests suggested two things to onlookers: first, that…

November 16th 2017 0

The Vietnam War Reexamined

The most widely accepted view about the Vietnam War is grounded on the assumptions that it was a tragic mistake for the United States to get involved in a struggle in which it had no vital interests and that the war itself, waged in support of a corrupt r…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List


An online resource for linguists worldwide.

November 30th 2017 0

Applied Psycholinguistics Call For Editor Proposals

Professor Martha Crago is completing her tenure in December 2018 from her position as Editor of Applied Psycholinguistics (AP). Cambridge University Press is now inviting applications for the position of Editor. A team of Co-Editors will also be considere…

June 7th 2017 0

What is offside in German or Icelandic? Football English in European languages

Based on an article in Nordic Journal of Linguistics, written by Gunnar Bergh and Sölve Ohlander. “Football and English are the only truly global languages.” This statement, attributed to the legendary English football…

May 8th 2017 0

Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey

Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development, language use and language disorders in adults and children with a particular emphasis on cross-languag…

April 13th 2017 0

Albert Valdman Award Winners 2017

Blog post from Akira Murakami and Theodora Alexopoulou: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Cambridge University Press for selecting our paper, ‘L1 influence on the acquisition order of English gram…

April 11th 2017 0

JLG Call for Co-Editor

Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG) is an online-only refereed journal of international scope publishing the highest quality scholarship on dialect geography and the spatial distribution of language relative to questions of variation and change. The jou…

March 28th 2017 0

“Analysing English Sentences” – A. Radford

By Susan E. Holt My love affair (and it really is love) with linguistics began back as a nine year old watching “My Fair Lady” for the first time.  After the initial romance, it was time to make a serious commitment and that came in the f…

March 20th 2017 0

Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

It's competition time and we'd like to find Gnome Noam a Home. Enter the competition to be entered into the prize draw. Good Luck! . . . → Read More: Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

March 20th 2017 0

Tasks, methodological transparency and the IRIS database of research materials

Commentary by Emma Marsden, University of York and Margaret Borowczyk, Georgetown University IRIS is a repository of instruments used in second language research. It was created to increase access to the variety of materials used to elicit data for empiri…

March 17th 2017 0

The American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics: New format/closer ties

Commentary by Kathleen M. Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and President, AAAL and Alison Mackey, Georgetown University and Lancaster University and editor of ARAL Every year for almost four decades, ARAL has ser…

March 7th 2017 0

The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

Blog post by Louise Cummings, Nottingham Trent University . . . → Read More: The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

Cambridge Medicine


Keeping a finger on the pulse.

August 23rd 2017 0

Follow us to fifteeneightyfour

We have decided to fold our Medicine blog content into our main Cambridge blog, fifteeneightyfour. This will allow you to easily view and access content from across our wide range of subjects, giving you access to new, exciting ideas and content from Camb…

May 12th 2017 0

Global challenges and opportunities for tackling antimicrobial resistance

This post was written by Sophie Allcock and originally posted on the Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics blog – view more at: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health concern. In 2014, an est…

February 8th 2017 0

Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains” by Celia Holland. Some parasites seem to have a Cinderella status. Down in the basement of the ugly stepmother’s house, th…

November 28th 2016 0

The challenges of big data in low- and middle-income countries: from paper to petabytes

Generation of digital data has expanded exponentially over the last decade, inspiring visions of data-driven healthcare and precision medicine. But the promise of big data is tempered by today’s reality in low resource settings: weak health systems …

November 18th 2016 0

Which behaviours and symptoms are the most distressing for family carers of people with dementia?

The November International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “A systematic review of the relationship between behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) and caregiver well-being” by Alexandra Feast, Esme Moniz-Cook, Charlotte…

November 9th 2016 0

Insomnia more common in teens whose mums had postnatal depression

More than a third (36%) of teenagers whose mothers suffered from postnatal depression experienced sleep problems at the age of 18, compared to only one in five (22%) teenagers whose mothers didn’t suffer from postnatal depression. Insomnia affects b…

October 11th 2016 0

Towards an exposure-dependent model of post-traumatic stress

Imagine sitting at your desk at work, on a Friday afternoon, just waiting for the weekend to begin. Then; a loud bang, the walls are shaking, your office windows shatter. With ears ringing, you crawl out into the corridor. The guy in the office next to yo…

October 4th 2016 0

Danish Suicide Prevention Clinics prevent more than deaths by suicide

This post was written by Johannes Birkbak and Annette Erlangsen. A new Danish study finds that psychosocial therapy for suicide prevention does more than preventing deaths by suicide. The treatment also reduces risk of death by other causes. Mental a…

September 21st 2016 0

Get your sleep and treat depression to guard against Alzheimer’s disease

The September International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “Associations between depression, sleep disturbance, and apolipoprotein E in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: dementia” by Shanna L. Burke, Peter Marama…

September 13th 2016 0

Medicalisation of young minds: new study reveals 28% rise in antidepressant prescribing amongst 6-18 year olds « Swansea University

Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young …

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.

December 14th 2017 0

Cambridge University Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

This year the fair was officially opened by Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, who was accompanied by Emmanuel Macron, the President of France.…

December 14th 2017 0

The emerging health-security nexus in the European Union

The emerging interaction between public health and security policies in the EU raises a number of important questions of effectiveness and legitimacy.…

December 13th 2017 0

ASEAN Interoperability: A New Model for International Intellectual Property Relations?

BREXIT. Multinational intellectual property agreements painfully difficult to negotiate and finalize. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement languishing, with only one signatory. Suspension of most of the IP provisions in the revamped Trans Pacific Partn…

December 12th 2017 0

New edition of The Legal Texts launched at the WTO’s Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

A new compendium has been published bringing together the WTO’s founding and new agreements, and its annexes, in a more comprehensive and manageable format.…

December 12th 2017 0

New tools in the field of National Action Plans on business and human rights

Great news for officials, practitioners and academics in the field of human rights and business: A website mapping National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights globally and an updated Toolkit providing step-by-step guidance on how to develop …

December 11th 2017 0

Disparities in Feeding Practices and Nutrient Intake Among US Infants and Toddlers

The rise in childhood obesity in the US has increased rates of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease, anxiety, and depression in children. Early obesity also increases the risk for adult obesity and obesity-related dis…

December 11th 2017 0

Cambridge University Press and their Library Advisory Boards: an overview

Cambridge University Press is very proud of its library advisory boards, and extremely grateful to the librarians who support them. In 2004 Cambridge was one of the first academic publishers to set up a librarian board and to understand how invaluable the…

December 8th 2017 0

EU Law Stories: Contextual and Critical Histories of European Jurisprudence

EU Law Stories provides its readers with a “behind the scenes” look at how various actors influence legal decision-making within the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).…

December 8th 2017 0

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – Final Thoughts

Freshfields’ coverage of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights concludes with themes emerging from the third and final day of the conference, and overall reflections on the event as a whole.…

December 8th 2017 0

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – Day Two Recap

Freshfields’ coverage of the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – offering global corporations, governments, NGOs, human rights activists and other stakeholders an annual platform to explore and discuss initiatives concerning the role …

December 8th 2017 0

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – Day One Recap

In late November, members of Freshfields’ Global Business and Human Rights team attended and presented at the sixth UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.…

December 8th 2017 0

Cambridge University Press launches new content sharing service pilot

We are today [Friday 8th December] thrilled to be launching Cambridge Core Share, a new sharing service providing the academic community and wider public with greater access to research.…

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