Imprensa Evangelica: forging new religious identities in nineteenth-century Brazil

Pedro Feitoza’s essay Experiments in Missionary Writing: Protestant Missions and the Imprensa Evangelica in Brazil, 1864-1892 is the inaugural winner of the World Christianities Essay Prize* It was in August 2008, in the countryside of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, that I first encountered volumes of Brazil’s first Protestant periodical, the Imprensa Evangelica (Evangelical Press, 1864-1892).…


Confronting Drought Impacts in Puerto Rico

There was a time when agriculture was widespread across all of Puerto Rico, and many of its citizens were in some way associated with agricultural labor.…


Digital textbooks now available on Cambridge Core

For the first time, Cambridge University Press is launching digital access to its top textbooks for institutions. The release of digital textbooks on Cambridge Core comes in response to customer demand and marks a first step in a broader journey to transform digital resources for teaching and learning in Higher Education.…


Research Reveals the Unique Political Organization and Landscape of Chichén Itzá

The Society for American Archaeology’s paper of the month for July comes from Latin American Antiquity and is entitled “The Political Organization and the Landscape of Chichén Itzá, Yucatan, Mexico, in the Classical Terminal Period (830-930AD)” Authors: Péter Bíró and Eduardo Pérez de Heredia The absence of references to the great city of Chichén Itzá in the Colonial chronicles, both indigenous and Spanish, which refer almost exclusively to the last century before the conquest, is very striking.…


Calling all postdocs … find out more about the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Professional societies, such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), are making strides toward helping postdoctoral researchers in their careers. MRS has instituted postdoctoral awards and other opportunities to engage postdocs, including involvement in various volunteer activities within MRS, publications, and conferences.


Shaping the History of the Graphic Novel

Ten years ago, it would have been literally unthinkable to publish this volume. Nobody then would have believed in the lasting presence and impact of a genre that was still treated with little respect, a suspicious attempt to forget about the awful reputation of comics.…


The Chagos case and the (dis)application of land rights norms

The rule of law and human rights are core normative ideas for law, yet their intrinsic value and application is contested.…


Law and society journal editors discover shared challenges

Cambridge University Press was pleased to chair a panel on socio-legal publishing at the Law and Society Association/Canadian Law and Society Association Joint Meeting in Toronto in June 2018.…


Storing Energy: The race for sustainable solutions

One of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector is how to store our energy when it’s not being used so that we can satisfy the peaks and troughs of our daily energy demands.…


Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole known in space

Astronomers at Australian National University have found the fastest-growing black hole known in the Universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our sun every two days.


Why do regulators network?

Networks of regulators are a well-established feature of the European Union system of governance. For a long time, the academic debate emphasised that networks were created in order to ensure a degree of convergence in regulatory policies across the EU, given the absence of supranational Euro-regulators.…


The grammar of engagement

‘Philosophy must plough over the whole of language’, as Wittgenstein famously stated. But which language? Singularising the noun allows a deceptive slippage between some language whose premises we take for granted (‘The limits of my language are the limits of my world’ was another great, and corrective, line of his) and ‘language’ in some dangerously, presumptively general sense.…