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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

November 9th 2018 0

Bullying: When does it Stop?

Bullying, or the ongoing and frequent misuse of power in a peer relationship, often in school, occurs throughout the world. Population base-rates are estimated to vary, averaging about 1/3 of pupils worldwide. Bullying can be thought of as being phys…

November 9th 2018 0

Bullying, Social Exclusion, and Intimate Partner Violence

Whether in politics, in the workplace, or on school playgrounds, bullying and aggression are relatively widespread in the United States. For instance, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center over a third of middle and high school students (circa 20…

November 9th 2018 0

School Bullying: A Topic of International Importance

In 1988, during a family holiday in Norway, I met with Dan Olweus, a professor of psychology considered the founding father of school bullying research. He told me about the recent Norwegian National Campaign against bullying in schools, which had had som…

November 8th 2018 0

Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War

Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War is available now. This episode is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

November 7th 2018 0

Dr. Who and Nero

My interest in Roman history began before I could read, thanks to a wonderful picture-book on the Romans given to me as a Christmas present around 1950.  However, an early episode of Dr Who had an almost equally strong impact. I have been a fan of th…

November 6th 2018 0

Poetry and the Centenary of the First World War

When we first began to write about the poetry of the First World War, this current centenary lay some years ahead, and was only vaguely in our minds as a publishing end point. At the same time, the approach of the centenary made us think differently, perh…

November 5th 2018 0

This Is Where Antisemitism Leads

“This imbecile has us especially close to his heart. He makes no secret of his hateful feelings. He does not greet my wife at all and ignores me unless it’s for official business,” wrote Friedrich Kellner, courthouse administrator i…

October 29th 2018 0

An Environmental History of India

The current global environmental crisis increasingly affects us all.  Efforts to mitigate and adapt ourselves to its effects must vitally engage all nations and all people. Yet, the pressing and immediate features of our time have deep roots in the l…

October 26th 2018 0

Thinking Theologically About Food

How we name and narrate food matters. To see what I mean, consider the different namings/narrations of a plant as either a flower, a tomato plant, or a weed. Flowers are plants to behold and admire, tomato plants we nurture and protect (so we can eventual…

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…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List


An online resource for linguists worldwide.

October 19th 2018 0

Leading phonetician, Klaus J. Kohler, invites you to discuss Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction

Dear Reader of this Blog, Cambridge University Press has published the linguistic monograph Kohler, K. J. (2017). Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 156). Cambridge: Cambridge University Pr…

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…

Cambridge Medicine


Keeping a finger on the pulse.

November 6th 2018 0

Today is Election Day in the United States. Please Vote!

When you’re done casting a ballot, blog about it!

October 30th 2018 43

Introducing Activity

A complete record of everything that happens on your site.

September 28th 2018 41

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.

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.

November 10th 2018 0

JFM Symposia China: Beijing

The third and final event of the JFM China Symposia was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing with a record attendance of over 300 delegates representing the full-scope of academic profiles, from professors to undergraduate students.…

November 9th 2018 0

Evidence shows that culling endangered flying foxes is unnecessary

In an effort to reduce damage to fruit orchards on the island, the Mauritian Government has just announced (27 October 2018) a further cull of the Endangered Mauritian flying fox Pteropus niger.…

November 9th 2018 0

Cambridge Elements in Flexible and Large-Area Electronics – Q&A with Carlos Garcia Nuñez and Fengyuan Liu

Carlos Garcia Nuñez and Fengyuan Liu take part in a Q&A about the Element Integration Techniques for Micro/Nanostructure-Based Large-Area Electronics, part of Cambridge Elements in Flexible and Large-Area Electronics.…

November 9th 2018 0

What does peer review do?

This blog accompanies the article The Royal Society and the Prehistory of Peer Review, 1665–1965 by Noah Moxham and Aileen Fyfe published in The Historical Journal.…

November 8th 2018 0

JFM Symposia China: Hangzhou

The JFM China Symposia visited the second city of the tour at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. Another action-packed day of scientific talks began with a fitting reference to the foundation of JFM by George Batchelor, courtesy of Keith Moffatt1: “Un…

November 7th 2018 0

When subjecthood and citizenship did not matter: the Royal Navy and foreign seamen in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

This blog accompanies Sara Caputo’s Historical Journal article Alien Seamen in the British Navy, British Law, and the British State, C.…

November 6th 2018 0

Access to justice and the new French Act on the duty of care: main opportunities and challenges for plaintiffs

In March 2017, France took a landmark step to implement human rights due diligence through legally-binding legislation. This presents a unique opportunity to prevent risks of abuse linked to corporate activity while providing easier access to remedy for v…

November 5th 2018 0

JFM Symposia China: Shenzhen

The first JFM Symposia in China began today in Shenzhen with an opening from the President of Southern University of Science and Technology, Shiyi Chen, praising the prestige and reputation of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics as he welcomed us to the futuri…

November 5th 2018 0

Appetite for Destruction? Making Sense of the Interior Department’s Request to Destroy Files

The ability of scholars to conduct research on important political, social, and environmental events in modern American history is under a pressing if seemingly routine threat.…

November 2nd 2018 0

Does smoking increase the risk of peritonsillar abscess formation?

The latest Paper of the Month from The Journal of Laryngology & Otology is ‘Analysis of smoking behaviour in patients with peritonsillar abscess: a prospective, matched case-control study’ by D Schwarz, P Wolber, M Balk…

November 2nd 2018 0

Introducing the Business and Human Rights Journal Blog

The Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) published its first issue in 2016, and since then it has established itself as the focal point for cutting-edge debate on a full range of business and human rights (BHR) issues.…

November 2nd 2018 0

On the Cover of HPL: Experimental platform for the investigation of magnetized-reverse-shock dynamics in the context of POLAR

Accretion processes are among the most important phenomena in high-energy astrophysics as they are widely believed to provide the power supply in several astrophysical objects (from stellar objects to massive black holes), and are the main source of radia…

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