In his new book, geographer David Beckingham looks at the rigorous licencing regime that Liverpool’s authorities put in place to tighten their grip on problem drinking in the pubs that proliferated across the city. Similar attitudes frame today’s perceptions of public and private alcohol consumption.
Fossilised tree and ice cores help date huge volcanic eruption 1,000 years ago to within three months24 Jan 2017
An international team of researchers has managed to pinpoint, to within three months, a medieval volcanic eruption in east Asia the precise date of which has puzzled historians for decades. They have also shown that the so-called “Millennium eruption” of Changbaishan volcano, one of the largest in history, cannot have brought about the downfall of an important 10th century kingdom, as was previously thought.
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) has honoured Professor Ron Martin (Department of Geography) with their Victoria Medal, one of their most prestigious awards.
A study by Tibetan scholar Lobsang Yongdan revisits a long-ignored section of a historic text to reveal how Tibetans were engaging with western scientific knowledge two centuries ago. His research into a geography of the world, first published by a lama in 1830, challenges stereotypical views of Tibet as an isolated and inward-looking society.
Twenty years after Bosnia was devastated by civil war, ordinary people who witnessed, or were the targets of horrific war crimes, are still not getting the support they need from a process designed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
On the 60th Anniversary of the ‘big flood’ that devastated the coastline of eastern England, new research shows that integrating ‘natural’ sea defences such as salt marshes with sea walls is a more sustainable and effective method of flood prevention.
A book by Cambridge University geographer Dr Emma Mawdsley provides a major analysis of the ways in which the ‘rising powers’ of the BRICS and others are changing the development landscape.
In the third of a series of reports contributed by Cambridge researchers, geographer Dr Sarah Radcliffe describes her work with women from impoverished indigenous communities in Ecuador.