“A Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail” – A Book Review

This year a new 275-page book, with 21 chapters, entitled "The Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail: The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative" written by Professor Alan Fenwick OBE, with the help of Wendie Norris and Becky McCall, first appeared in January. It is part autobiography, part scientific narrative, with an impressive bibliography. Typical of CABI publishers, the book has a high printed production standard with several colour photographs and schematic graphics that embellish its narrative.

Are there winds of peace for La Guajira? When wind energy is intertwined with militarisation

Businesses engaging in energy transitions are developing sophisticated tools to report their commitment to tackling environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues.…

Cambridge University Press celebrates World NTD Day

On 30th January 2022, we celebrate the 2nd World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. This annual celebration highlights the hard work and achievements of the many researchers, medical workers, NGOs and other committed individuals in this field, and acts as a convenient forum to demand and sustain the necessary concerted actions to #BeatNTDs.…

‘The most important time in your life’: quotations in recent science

The history I tell in [my article] exemplifies how indispensable quotations can become... They invoke tradition, generating a sense of belonging and inspiring the young, and are involved in innovation, too.

From Khyber to Cyber and the Limits of Economic Statecraft

The chaotic scenery during the evacuation of Hamid Karzai airport in Kabul following the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August 2021 documents the limitations of the Western approach to spread human rights and democracy globally.…

Is Turkey heading for a snap election in 2022?

Despite the fact that the leaders of the current governing alliance (Cumhur İttifakı– People’s Alliance) deny the possibility of a snap election, my short answer to the question in the title is “yes.”…

‘The troubles of collecting’: William Henry Harvey and the practicalities of natural history collecting in Britain’s nineteenth-century world

By focusing on the example of William Harvey and his travels, my article explores the difficulties encountered by those involved in collecting, preserving and transporting natural history specimens from the field to the museum or laboratory in the nineteenth century.

Queer Belfast during the First World War

I wrote this article to take this past more seriously on its own terms, and to understand how the political, religious, and economic context of Ireland and its diaspora shaped a culture that, for historians of sexuality, will be familiar yet distinctive.