Exchanges: A Cambridge UP Podcast

Exchanges: A Cambridge UP Podcast

episodes

Interviews with Cambridge UP authors about their new books

Anna Brinkman, "Balancing Strategy: Sea Power, Neutrality, and Prize Law in the Seven Years' War" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

May 18, 2024

Balancing Strategy

Anna Brinkman
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

What is the relationship between seapower, law, and strategy? In Balancing Strategy: Seapower, Neutrality, and Prize-Law in the Seven Years' War (Camb…

Adriana Chira, "Patchwork Freedoms: Law, Slavery, and Race beyond Cuba's Plantations" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

May 17, 2024

Patchwork Freedoms

Adriana Chira
Hosted by Kishauna Soljour

In nineteenth-century Santiago de Cuba, the island of Cuba's radical cradle, Afro-descendant peasants forged freedom and devised their own formative p…

Thomas A. Garrity, "All the Math You Missed (But Need to Know for Graduate School)" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

May 10, 2024

All the Math You Missed

Thomas A. Garrity
Hosted by Cory Brunson

Graduate students in many programs besides mathematics will need to be familiar with the methods and results of a variety of mathematical topics. Just…

David Tal, "The Making of an Alliance: The Origins and Development of the US-Israel Relationship" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

May 8, 2024

The Making of an Alliance

David Tal
Hosted by Renee Garfinkel

Laying the foundation for an understanding of US-Israeli relations, this lively and accessible book provides critical background on the origins and de…

Sean Griffin, "The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

May 7, 2024

The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus

Sean Griffin
Hosted by Aaron Weinacht

Dr. Sean Griffin's book, The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus (Cambridge UP, 2019), takes on the question of the source materials for the Pr…

Donald Stoker, "Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to the Present" (Cambridge UP, 2019)

May 5, 2024

Why America Loses Wars

Donald Stoker
Hosted by Charles Coutinho

In this provocative challenge to United States policy and strategy, former Professor of Strategy & Policy at the US Naval War College, and author or e…

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum, "Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists: Ilf and Petrov's American Road Trip" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

May 5, 2024

Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists

Lisa A. Kirschenbaum
Hosted by Iva Glisic

In 1935, two Soviet satirists, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, undertook a 10,000-mile American road trip from New York to Hollywood and back. They immort…

Harris Mylonas and Maya Tudor, "Varieties of Nationalism: Communities, Narratives, Identities" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

May 4, 2024

Varieties of Nationalism

Harris Mylonas and Maya Tudor

Nationalism has long been a normatively and empirically contested concept, associated with democratic revolutions and public goods provision, but also…

Markus Vinzent, "Resetting the Origins of Christianity: A New Theory of Sources and Beginnings" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

April 30, 2024

Resetting the Origins of Christianity

Markus Vinzent

How do we know what we know about the origins of the Christian religion? Neither its founder, nor the Apostles, nor Paul left any written accounts of …

Jaume Aurell, "What Is a Classic in History?: The Making of a Historical Canon" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 30, 2024

What Is a Classic in History?

Jaume Aurell
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

What is a classic in historical writing? How do we explain the continued interest in certain historical texts, even when their accounts and interpreta…

Natalia Grincheva and Elizabeth Stainforth, "Geopolitics of Digital Heritage" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 27, 2024

Geopolitics of Digital Heritage

Natalia Grincheva and Elizabeth Stainforth
Hosted by Dave O'Brien

How are digital platforms transforming heritage? In Geopolitics of Digital Heritage (Cambridge UP, 2023), Dr Natalia Grincheva, Program Leader of the …

Sudev Sheth, "Bankrolling Empire: Family Fortunes and Political Transformation in Mughal India" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 24, 2024

Bankrolling Empire

Sudev Sheth
Hosted by Arighna Gupta

In this colorful book, historian Sudev Sheth traces how a family of diamond dealers deployed wealth to play off political leaders and survive the coll…

Asif Siddiqi on Rockets, Prisons, Pop Songs, and So Much More

April 22, 2024

Asif Siddiqi on Rockets, Prisons, Pop Songs, and So Much More

Asif Siddiqi
Hosted by Lee Vinsel

Peoples & Things host, Lee Vinsel, talks with Asif Siddiqi, Professor of History at Fordham University, about the arc of his career and his wide-rangi…

Steven Nadler, "Spinoza: A Life" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

April 22, 2024

Spinoza

Steven Nadler

Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) was one of the most important philosophers of all time; he was also one of the most radical and controversial. The story of…

Nicholas Terpstra, "Senses of Space in the Early Modern World" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 19, 2024

Senses of Space in the Early Modern World

Nicholas Terpstra
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

How did early moderns experience sense and space? How did the expanding cultural, political, and social horizons of the period emerge out of those exp…

Lorenza B. Fontana, "Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

April 18, 2024

Recognition Politics

Lorenza B. Fontana
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Recognition Politics: Indigenous Rights and Ethnic Conflict in the Andes (Cambridge University Press, 2023) by Dr. Lorenza B. Fontana is a pioneering …

Plutarch as Philosopher and Political Thinker: A Conversation with Hugh Liebert

April 18, 2024

Plutarch as Philosopher and Political Thinker

Hugh Liebert
Hosted by Annika Nordquist

Plutarch is one of history's most influential authors: his insights were foundational to thinkers ranging from William Shakespeare to Alexander Hami…

Lawson R. Wulsin, "Toxic Stress: How Stress Is Making Us Ill and What We Can Do About It" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

April 15, 2024

Toxic Stress

Lawson R. Wulsin
Hosted by Mark Klobas

Our stress response system is magnificent - it operates beneath our awareness, like an orchestra of organs playing a hidden symphony. When we are heal…

Rasmus Winther, "Our Genes: A Philosophical Perspective on Human Evolutionary Genomics" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

April 14, 2024

Our Genes

Rasmus Winther
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

Situated at the intersection of natural science and philosophy, Our Genes: A Philosophical Perspective on Human Evolutionary Genomics (Cambridge Unive…

Egor Lazarev, "State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

April 13, 2024

State-Building as Lawfare

Egor Lazarev
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya (Cambridge University Press, 2023) by Dr. Egor Lazarev explores the use o…