University Press Roundup: What Now for Feminism, Digital Burnout and the Unsung Heroes of the COVID-19 Vaccine Success

Check out this collection of 8 of the most interesting university press blog posts for this month. We aim to keep you informed, engaged, and part of the ongoing scholarly conversations.

Digital Burnout  – helping students take back control

Teachers, listen up! Students – especially young ones – may be less aware of the concept of digital burnout and the symptoms surrounding it. Oxford University Press has put together a guide for you to help your students recognise digital burnout and what they can do to take back control. Read more here. (Oxford University Press)

What Now for Feminism?

In a guest post for Manchester University Press, Valerie Bryson considers what’s next for feminism. After a year of upheaval, she reflects on how so frequently governmental policy has still led to women being disproportionately damaged as policies have failed to take their needs and interests into account. How do we actually ‘build back better’, in a way which accounts for women’s needs? Read the piece here. (Manchester University Press)

Bruno Lohse, Nazi Art Plunderer – an extract from Goering’s Man in Paris

In this blog piece, Yale University Press has released an extract from Jonathon Petropoulos’ Goring’s Man in Paris. The book has been described as painting “a portrait of a charismatic and nefarious figure who tainted everyone he touched…” Interested? Read the excerpt here. (Yale University Press)

False News? A Closer Look at Early Modern Public Opinion

Karin Bowie writes about early modern public opinion, and considers how “older methods of communication and engagement that were adapted to mobilise ordinary men and women and amplify their voices” were also vital to the formation of a public sphere – not just newspapers. Find out more about the real nature of the public sphere here. (Cambridge University Press)

International Women’s Day 2021: Women You Should Know About

In celebration of International Women’s Day, as well as Women’s History Month, Harvard University Press spoke to their Executive Editor for History, Kathleen McDermott, and Executive Editor for Science, Janice Audet, to learn more about some exceptional women who challenged the societal standards in their fields, from groundbreaking astronomers to a seventeenth-century African Queen. Read the piece here. (Harvard University Press)

Knowledge Transfer from Public Science: The unsung hero of the COVID-19 vaccine success

In a guest post for Cambridge University Press, Suma Athreye considers how the publicly funded national universities and laboratories who were able to assemble vaccines on no less than 10 different vaccine platforms based on decades of research and scholarship are the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 vaccine success. Find out more here. (Cambridge University Press)

Is Big Infrastructure in China’s DNA?

China is arguably now the biggest builder and proponent of big infrastructure in the world. In this blog piece for University of California press, David M. Lampton asks, why? Read the piece here. (University of California Press)

Staff Pick: Women of Wonder

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Yale University Press London staff have selected their favourite books, based on the theme ‘Women of Wonder’. Find out what they chose here. (Yale University Press)