Johns Hopkins University Press director Barbara Kline Pope has announced an innovative combination of initiatives aimed at amplifying the impact of ground-breaking scholarly work published by the Press. New partnerships with the acclaimed curated news sites The Conversation and Made by History will...Read more

Putin’s New Russia: Fragile State or Revisionist Power?

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University held a September 2015 conference and subsequent talks about the New Russia of President Vladimir Putin. The journal South Central Review recently published a collection of articles from those events called "Putin's New...Read more

Not an Environmental Problem but a Political One - Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay with Tom Pelton

The Chesapeake Bay as a Reflection of American Political Life By Tom Pelton As a journalist covering local government across different regions of the U.S. – in Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts – I witnessed a pattern that was disturbing to me. Forests and fields were being...Read more

PCHP Gets New Editorial Team

A new editorial team has been chosen to lead the groundbreaking journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action (PCHP). Alvin H. Strelnick , Assistant Dean for Community Engagement at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will take over as Editor-in-...Read more

How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight with Timothy Schultz

The Problem with Pilots: How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight By Timothy P. Schultz As a pilot I was surprised to learn that pilots are the biggest problem in aviation. As a historian I wanted to learn why . The result was this book and a new perspective on...Read more

Program Resumed

Almost two decades ago, Pennsylvania State University professor Brian Lennon published an article in the journal Configurations . As he looked for a home for a recent article on the history of JavaScript , he found that his old article marked the only use of the word JavaScript in the index of...Read more

Malaria and War in the Age of Jackson with C.S. Monaco

Among the many unexpected findings that I uncovered while researching my book on the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), the most startling was the major role of malaria. Previous historians of this often-marginalized war have focused on traditional wartime issues: from the weighty decisions of...Read more

The Agency of African States in Global Health Efforts with Amy Patterson

One of my most vivid memories from my experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Senegal occurred soon after I moved to my assigned village. A group of NGO and government workers arrived to immunize children. Village elites enthusiastically told them to leave, even though children were...Read more

Examining Medical Futility

The journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine recently published a special issue on decisions involving medical futility. The issue features 21 responses to a paper written by Lawrence J. Schneiderman, Nancy S. Jecker and Albert R. Jonsen. Editor Martha Montello has agreed to publish the...Read more