Fifteen Eighty Four

Academic perspectives from Cambridge University Press


Beer vs. Wine Fridays

Charles Bamforth is back with more on beer and wine from his perspective as a brewing scientist in the middle of wine country. Check him out every Friday right here. Want to know more about Bamforth’s...

Charles Bamforth | 21 Mar 2008

Crawford, PA Cannot Charge Known Sex Offender

Marci Hamilton is a top expert in US church-state relations. She is also involved in another passionate fight — the abolishing of Statues of Limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse —...

Marci A. Hamilton | 19 Mar 2008

James Winn Speaks about War Poets

Check out video of James Winn’s book launch here. Discuss. Read More ?

19 Mar 2008

Human Rights, Trade, and the 2008 Presidential Elections

President Bush is not the only president, or even the first one, to favor trade expansion over human rights protection. Susan Aaronson, expert in the intersection of trade and human rights, seeks to flesh...

19 Mar 2008

After Bush: Iraq, Foreign Policy, and the Candidates

The New York Times’ recent article on McCain’s visit to Iraq highlights a sticking-point for the presidential candidates’ campaigns – the war factor. But will anything really change? Our own Sadhika...

19 Mar 2008

Parsing Spitzer’s Apology

Nick Smith is professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire with a particular interest in how apologies work. He’s also a former trial lawyer for a major New York law firm. What does...

Nick Smith | 17 Mar 2008

Spy-Tech Mondays

Kristie Macrakis, author of Seduced by Secrets brings us some of the gadgets of the Stasi’s hidden spy-world, one photo at a time. There are a lot of cool images surrounding the hidden world of espionage,...

Kristie Macrakis | 17 Mar 2008

Beer vs. Wine Fridays

Grape vs. Grain author Charles Bamforth weighs in on Fridays with his ideas about the relationship between beer and wine, as well as some little-known facts. I was recently in a restaurant with a bunch...

Charles Bamforth | 14 Mar 2008

Weekly Link Round-up

It’s Friday! I don’t know about you folks, but I’ll be relaxing with the family. Always nice to see them in NYC. What’s happened here last week? Read on: Nick Smith, author of I...

14 Mar 2008

Does Eliot Spitzer have a Normal Personality?

A New Way of Thinking About the Spitzer Scandal I am a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Ohio State University in Columbus who has been studying human motivation for a decade. The media has been...

Steven Reiss | 12 Mar 2008

May 8, Anchor Brewery: Book Launch – Grape vs. Grain

Come meet Charles Bamforth and hear about his new book: Grape vs. Grain at a most fitting venue, Anchor Brewery, San Francisco, CA. The event is free. May 8, 2008 5:30pm 1705 Mariposa Street He’ll...

11 Mar 2008

Coming Soon: The Poetry of War – James Winn

The Poetry of War is on its way to booksellers. James Winn launched the book at an event on March 4  at Boston University. Be on the lookout! From the time of Homer and before, poets have embraced war...

7 Mar 2008