Angry protestors; crowds cheering as the Berlin Wall falls – the role emotions play in protests

Angry protestors battling the forces of order; workers celebrating during strikes and factory occupations; colourfully dressed hippies happily dancing; crowds cheering as the Berlin Wall fell; songs of protest that call for solidarity and hope; protestors that demand ‘better’ feelings, like ‘free love’ or ‘less fear’ – protests, revolts and revolutions are, it seems, moments of intense emotions.…


‘Dipping a toe into the water of open access’

 ‘Dipping a toe into the water of open access’ : An Editor and Society’s perspective on the launch of a new open access history of science journal I think it is fair to say that both scholars and publishers are still feeling their way in the new world of open access.…


Cambridge Archive Editions Online

Cambridge Archive Editions is a unique collection of collated diplomatic papers copied from the international archives at Kew in London. We are delighted to announce, it is now available as an online collection.


Commemorating the Emperor Augustus with
The Journal of Roman Studies

August 19th 2014 marks two thousand years since the death of the Roman emperor Augustus. The commemorations may not be as lavish as in 1938, when the Italian government celebrated the bi-millennium of his birth with a major exhibition, but there is still a great deal of Augustus-related activity taking place (comprehensively documented on Penny Goodman’s site.…


Populists and Progressives, Capitalism and Democracy

The July issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (13.3) features the forum, “Populists and Progressives, Capitalism and Democracy”.…


Death and Democracy

What is the relationship between the death penalty and constitutional democracy? The abolition of the death penalty across the West and most other democracies, means that the United States is routinely cast as the exception that proves the rule:  the death penalty is inconsistent with the humanist and enlightenment values that mark liberal democracy.…


The Challenge of Defining ‘Twentieth-Century Music’

This blog post, adapted from Robert Adlington and Julian Johnson’s Editorial of the latest issue of Twentieth-Century Music (TCM), considers what ‘Twentieth-Century music’ actually means, and how we define it after the end of the Twentieth Century.


Bringing Human Rights Home

  “All human beings…should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” So reads Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).…