Gender and Popular Culture: Identity Constructions and Representations

Edited by Kusha Tiwari, this recently released collection of essays explores contemporary reflections on interactions between gender and culture. The 11 contributions focus on varied dimensions of popular culture that define, interpret, validate, interrogate and rupture gender conventions. There are discussions on how children react to gender expectations and how this reaction is reflected in … Continue reading Gender and Popular Culture: Identity Constructions and Representations

Professor Stefaan Missinne presents in Rome

The Centro Italiano per gli Studi Storico Geografici in Rome was the latest institution to host Professor Stefaan Missinne, who was again presenting the remarkable findings contained within his book The Da Vinci Globe. Academics from countries all across Europe attended the international conference. Also being discussed was Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the Earth. To … Continue reading Professor Stefaan Missinne presents in Rome

Fuel for the Future: Processed High Quality Coals for Low- and Zero-emissions Power (Featured Review)

“All you need to know about clean coal technology to realise that coal combustion will still be a major contributor to clean energy production.” Today's featured review is of George Domazetis' volume Fuel for the Future: Processed High Quality Coals for Low- and Zero-emissions Power. The volume examines efforts by both industry and governments to … Continue reading Fuel for the Future: Processed High Quality Coals for Low- and Zero-emissions Power (Featured Review)

Book Launch: Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century

Cambridge Scholars are proud to announce the first English language edition of Italo Insolera's classic text Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century. After fifty years and fifteen editions in Italy, this groundbreaking work in the field of historical urban studies has now been expertly translated. A masterful narrative leads the reader through the last … Continue reading Book Launch: Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century

The definitive text on Maurice Aristide Chapelan

Maurice Aristide Chapelan (1906-1992) was a French journalist, literary critic, grammarian, poet, aphorist and novelist, who devoted his life and work to expounding the beauty he saw in the French language, all the while passionately upholding its correct usage in both speech and writing. While he is best remembered for the weekly chroniques de langue … Continue reading The definitive text on Maurice Aristide Chapelan

Featured Review: The TOMS Effect

In 2006, the TOMS shoe company radically disrupted the for-profit business model, literally for good. In challenging what a money-making company could do with its earnings, TOMS incorporated a giving component within its business model, making giving intrinsic to each sale. For every pair of shoes sold, another pair would be given away to a … Continue reading Featured Review: The TOMS Effect

The Da Vinci Globe: “One of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century”

The extraordinary discoveries contained within Stefaan Missinne’s study The Da Vinci Globe have been revealed to captivated audiences across Europe ever since the book's publication last year. November saw two more events in which packed out auditoriums learnt the origin and the story of the small but hugely significant artefact. The globe, proven by Prof. … Continue reading The Da Vinci Globe: “One of the most significant discoveries of the 21st century”