The American Philosophical Association is the largest learned society for professional philosophers and for decades it has organised professional gatherings for its members through three annual conferences: the Eastern division in early January, and in February and April for the Central and Pacific divisions. These events usually take place over a long weekend based around one or more hotels in cities with good transport connections and conference facilities. In common with other learned societies, the APA realised in the course … Keep Reading
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Restoration Stories by Philippa Stockley and Charlie Hopkinson is one of the 30 books in the Pimpernel Press Collection of books on gardens, landscape, architecture and history now available for institutional and individual annual subscription from Exact Editions. In this short notice we will focus on one title, one chapter and one house in this book, a book which comprises 16 essays, richly illustrated, on carefully restored houses, mostly Georgian, mostly in East London. The timely reader of this blog … Keep Reading
Exact Editions introduced a new feature for magazine publishers in 2019: Reading Rooms. The ability to create time-limited, short term, open access to an issue of a magazine or its whole archive (see here for an explanation of how to use Reading Rooms with social media). The facility is now available to book publishers using Exact Editions and in this post we give some guidance as to how the toolset can be used with books. Each book on the platform … Keep Reading
Because the Exact Editions platform is a streaming solution rather than downloads based, it has been feasible to develop a flexible way for magazines to provide time-limited access to individual issues or the complete magazine archive. Short-term ‘trial’ access to the complete archive is proving to be a compelling way to promote specialist magazines to libraries.
Frank Ramsey who made seminal contributions in four disciplines dying at the tragically early age of 26, is the subject of a brilliant and rounded biography by Cheryl Misak: Frank Ramsey: a Sheer Excess of Powers. Catherine Belton has written a deeply researched and bold book on the murky backgrounds of Russia’s populist autocrat: Putin’s People. Whereas Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the Mind is the intriguing title of a philosophical-neurological treatise that snuffles its way … Keep Reading