The ancient history and heritage of the Mosul region: an A–Z, Part II

July 2017 marked the official liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, after more than three years of horrifying occupation by ISIS/Da’esh.…


Typewriters, Slogans, and Sewing Machines—From SFO to Seoul and Back with the Journal of Asian Studies on My Mind

As Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, as I prepare to go to the AAS Annual Conference (when our editorial board meets) or AAS-in-ASIA (where I hold “meet-the-editor” sessions), I spend some time thinking about the articles we have published recently and have in the pipeline.…


North Korean Resources at the Journal of East Asian Studies

With North Korea in the news, we would like to call attention to the range of research the Journal of East Asian Studies has published on the country.…


Launching of the current issue (17, 2) and an Interview with Stephan Haggard, Editor-in-Chief of JEAS

Introduction to the current issue (17, 2) The current issue of the Journal of East Asian Studies (17, 2) brings together a number of pieces on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, beginning with Qingjie Zeng’s discussion of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.…


A Special Online Issue on Politics from Slavic Review

The news media can provide up to the minute information. The special August 2017 online issue of Slavic Review does something else.…


How to Maximize the Impact of Your Research

What is the most effective way scholars can disseminate their research? Should they publish it in a book, a journal article, or a conference paper?  Should they turn to social media to supplement their publication choice, sharing their insights in a blog piece, a Facebook post or by tweeting?…


The 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the transition that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has undergone since 1997 is the city’s relocation to the centre of Chinese politics.…


Revolution and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: A Special Teaching and Research Collection of The Americas

The latest issue of The Americas is a specially curated collection that explores revolution and revolutionary movements in Latin American history from the colonial period to the present.…


Journal of Latin American Studies Special Virtual Issue: Peru

This virtual special issue, published to coincide with the conference of the Latin American Studies Association to be held in Lima on 29 April-1 May 2017, brings together articles published in the Journal of Latin American Studies on Peru in the last decade.…


The ancient history and heritage of the Mosul region: an A–Z, Part I

Eleanor Robson, Editor of Iraq Over the past few months, the Iraqi armed forces and their allies have freed substantial areas of northern Iraq from ISIS/Da’esh, liberating many hundreds of thousands of people from the terrorists’ control.…


The Great Academic Purge in Turkey

The Turkish government continues to rule by decree in the aftermath of the declaration of a state of emergency (Olağanüstü Hal) following the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.…


Introducing a Mini Dossier on Exceptional Rule in Turkey in issue no. 55 of New Perspectives on Turkey

A failed coup attempt on July 15 marked the summer of 2016 in Turkey. The country is still trying to come to grips with the fact of how a secret structure outside the chain of command could have developed within the armed forces and how it could seek to take power by force, even bombing the nation’s parliament.…