Book launch – Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence

We are delighted to share news that Apollo N. Makubuya’s book Protection, Patronage, or Plunder? British Machinations and (B)uganda’s Struggle for Independence was launched successfully at Mestil Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday the 11th  of December 2018.


A full report and account of the launch can be read here, and please see below for a TV excerpt from Uganda’s national broadcaster.

The book is available directly from Cambridge Scholars Publishing now in hardback, and will be published in due course in a cheaper paperback version. For more information, please contact


Book launch: PaintingDigitalPhotography

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of PaintingDigitalPhotography: Synthesis and Difference in the Age of Media EquivalenceBorn out of the PaintingDigitalPhotography conference, held at QUAD Derby, UK, in May 2017, the collection investigates aspects of interconnectivity between painting, digital and photography in contemporary art practices. It contributes to critical discourses around networks of associations by examining where syntheses occur, and differences remain, between these mediums at the beginning of the twenty first century.

On Wednesday 26th of September a book launch was held at the University of Derby by Carl Robinson, editor of the collection and Head of Fine Art at the University of Derby. Carl’s ongoing PhD research follows the theme of the book, combining paint and digital photography into single pieces, with the broader aim of rethinking the borders and boundaries of painting in our digital age. Below are some photos from the book launch, and the book itself can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here. Please use the discount code PDP20 to receive a 20% discount off the book. For more information about Carl, go to his website here.

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Book in one hand, drink in the other, flanked by ‘thingness’
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The book launch venue
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Carl and the book


Honoring Egyptian Women’s Voices on International Women’s Day

U.S. Embassy – Cairo

Press Release  

March 8, 2017

CAIRO – On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo convened a symposium to celebrate the publication of the book Daughters of the Nile.  Compiled by Professor Samia Spencer of Auburn University, Daughters of the Nile features the stories of 38 Egyptian women whose bold visions have helped promote change.  Organized in collaboration with the Women’s Association of Cairo, the symposium featured panel discussions with several of the women profiled in the book.  Al Arabiya Cairo Bureau Chief Randa Abu Al-Azm moderated the discussions, and Hoda Badran, Head of the Egyptian Feminist Union, delivered closing remarks.

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Cultural Studies Approaches in the Study of Eastern European Cinema: Spaces, Bodies, Memories

The “spatial”, the “bodily” and the “memory turn” define this collection’s structure, made of an overview study and 12 case-studies of post-1989 Eastern European film and cinema. Concepts like space representation and construction are explored through national cinemas and films.

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