Journals

Town Planning Review 91.3 Featured Article: Sebastian Dembski

The editors of Town Planning Review (TPR) have selected the following paper as a Featured Article in TPR 91.3. This paper will be free to access for a limited time: ‘Organic approaches to planning as densification strategy? The challenge of legal contextualisation in Buiksloterham, Amsterdam’ by Sebastian Dembski. We asked Dembski to introduce his paper and … Continue reading

History

Royal Navy sailors were appalled by conditions on slave ships, but those they ‘rescued’ rarely experienced true freedom

This piece was originally published on The Conversation.  Britain was once among the most enthusiastic of slave-trading nations. But just over 200 years ago, the country dramatically changed course and used its naval dominance against the transatlantic trade in enslaved African people, one of the worst historical crimes against humanity. After the Abolition Act of 1807 … Continue reading

History

Planning in the Early Medieval Landscape

Authors of forthcoming publication Planning in the Early Medieval Landscape, John Blair, Stephen Rippon, and Christopher Smart have shared an insight into their new work and how their book offers a completely new perspective on how villages and other settlements were formed. This collaboration between landscape archaeologists, historians and statisticians puts the early medieval landscape of … Continue reading

Literature

Wordsworth, Storm Desmond and the A591

Saeko Yoshikawa is the author of William Wordsworth and Modern Travel, a cultural history of the poet in the age of railways, motoring and the First World War, and the latest in our Romantic Reconfigurations series. In this blog post, she examines how ‘Lakeland’s oldest highway’, the A591, helped construct the cultural landscape of the Lake District. Storm Desmond will long … Continue reading

Irish Studies

New and forthcoming in Irish Studies

We were really looking forward to the British Association for Irish Studies (BAIS) conference, so we’re delighted to see that the conference is still taking place online throughout the month of May. We thought this was a good opportunity to share our conference discount online and remind you about the 50% discount across all ebooks. … Continue reading