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May 25th 2022 0

Victorians, Vagrancy and One-way Tickets to Rwanda

On 14 May Boris Johnson announced that preparations have been made to ship 50 ‘illegal’ immigrants from the UK to Rwanda, a country to which they have no connection. This is a cruel and baffling piece of policy, but it is not without precedent…

May 25th 2022

Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England

Peter Brook’s The Empty Space famously begins, I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.[1] Playi…

May 23rd 2022

Sympathy for the Boss (Class and Community in Contemporary American Fiction)

Though best known for its unusual, first-person-plural narrator (a group of office-workers speaking as “we”), Joshua Ferris’s Then We Came to the End (2007) also includes a single third-person chapter, which focuses on the workers’…

May 23rd 2022

The Creative Trance: Altered States of Consciousness and the Creative Process

Inherent in in all of us, are many possibilities, and among those possibilities are multiple states of consciousness.

May 19th 2022

The Impact Of The War In Ukraine On The Prospects For Cyber Peace

Even though the war in Ukraine has only been waged for a few months as of this writing, there are already a number of important legacies that are worth exploring including its implications for the future of cybersecurity norm building, and more broadly th…

May 19th 2022

Cuban Privilege

On May 1, 2006 approximately three-fourths of a million unauthorized immigrants across America courageously absented themselves from their jobs to participate in “The Day without Immigrants,” to convince owners of businesses and members of Con…

May 18th 2022

Taxation and Belonging: Lessons from the Attalids of Pergamon

It’s May and Americans are still thinking about their taxes. Most people will have received their federal income tax returns by now, but inflation, the war in Ukraine and the attendant shock to global energy markets have all put gas taxes at the cen…

May 17th 2022

Meet the Author: Andrew A. Chien

In a 25-year career, Professor Andrew A. Chien  has been a chair professor, led Intel Research, and served as Editor in Chief of Communications of the ACM, and been an active researcher in cutting edge topics in computer science. We recently caught u…

May 11th 2022

Geomathematics

For every tourist in Cambridge, there are some must-see spots like King’s College chapel, the Mathematical Bridge at Queens‘ College, and, certainly, the apple tree at Trinity College.

May 11th 2022

Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of Empire

Earlier this year, my first book, Sex and the Making of the British Empire, originally published in 2006 gained some attention because of Bridgerton’s second season on Netflix. My book was about women who lived in India who married, cohabited with, …

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May 25th 2022 0

A Q&A with the course leader of Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure: Theory and Practice for Construction

Engaging in sustainability issues is incredibly stimulating as it covers so many different concerns and therefore requires collective efforts from across a wide variety of different disciplines.

May 25th 2022 0

Not teaching what we practice in UK conservation degrees

When I first worked in Madagascar in 2005, I was carrying out biodiversity surveys in little known forests, but by the time I left a decade later I was spending much more time working with rural farming and fisher communities that I was with the birds and…

May 24th 2022 0

Hunting, harvesting and persecution

Evidence of hunting, harvesting and persecution of wild birds dates back to the earliest of human societies. However, as human populations have grown, and technologies have advanced, the exploitation of wild birds has increased dramatically.…

May 24th 2022 0

Public Education and Outreach in Archaeology

Archaeology in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms can be used to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, provide a means of critical thinking, promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, create an awareness of archaeological research, as well as promot…

May 20th 2022 0

Cultural Diversity in the new world of work

On World Day for Cultural Diversity 2022, Kasia Lanucha, intercultural trainer at Cambridge University and course lead for the University of Cambridge Online course ‘Intercultural Communication for Global Business’ shares her thoughts on the i…

May 20th 2022 0

Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge

A new analysis of ancient faeces found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge has uncovered evidence of the eggs of parasitic worms, suggesting the inhabitants feasted on the internal organs of cattle and fed leftovers to their dogs.…

May 19th 2022 0

The way forward for undergraduate psychiatric education

The RCPsych Article of the Month for May is ‘Undergraduate psychiatric education: current situation and way forward’ and the blog is written by author Gaia Sampogna published in BJPsych International.

May 17th 2022 0

Found and Brought Objects: The Art of Mr X

In the May edition of Muses – the arts blog from BJPsych International – Dr Tim McInerny, Pictures Editor, BJPsych International introduces Mr X, the artist whose work is on the cover of the May 2022 issue.…

May 17th 2022 0

Simulating coupled gas and power networks

In power networks with increasing shares of sustainable energy resources such as wind and solar radiation, the supply of energy is subject to natural fluctuations.…

May 17th 2022 0

If a welfare state had a logo, what would it be? And why a welfare state would need one in the first place?

This reflection was prompted by my research into Poland's display at the International Labour Exhibition Turin in 1961 which is the subject of my current article. An unassuming symbol of a stick figure placed within parentheses was designed by a creative …

May 17th 2022 0

Medicine and the heavens in Padua’s Faculty of Arts, 1570–1630

After over two years of living in a pandemic, most everyone is familiar with COVID-19’s periods of incubation, progression and contagion. Similar issues were of great concern to physicians in early modern Europe.

May 17th 2022 0

Collections History and Typological Problems of Lead Figurines in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Canada) from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta

From 1906 through 1910, archaeologists from the British School at Athens (BSA) conducted excavations at the well-known sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta (see Dawkins 1929).…

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