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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jews, 1 … Continue reading

Announcing 3 New Journals!

Berghahn Journals is delighted to announce that we will begin publishing three new journals in 2015!   These new publications will cover a range of topics across disciplines and promote academic discussion through articles, reviews, interviews, special sections, and more. For more … Continue reading

Today in History

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin (Russian: Ле́нин) died of a brain hemorrhage on January 21st, 1924 at the age of 54. Lenin was one of the Russian leading political figures and revolutionary thinkers of the 20th century. He masterminded the … Continue reading

Meeting of Minds and Disciplines: Authors Discuss ‘Anthropology & Political Science’

Myron J. Aronoff and Jan Kubik’s  Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent Approach was published in paperback last November. Following, the co-authors reflect on the conception of the book and their writing process, as well as its reception since the … Continue reading

The meanings of Charlie Hebdo and the value of scholarship on comics and cartoons

The following is a guest post written by European Comic Art journal editor Mark McKinney. The assassinations in Paris last week brought sadness to many people the world over. However, far fewer have ever read the weekly satirical magazine of … Continue reading


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Kinship, Community, and Self

Essays in Honor of David Warren Sabean
Edited by Jason Coy, Benjamin Marschke, Jared Poley, and Claudia Verhoeven

“This is a very fine collection of essays. The goal of this volume is clearly to showcase the diversity of the scholarly work that has been inspired by Sabean’s approach to history, the kinds of questions he has asked of his sources, and his ability to penetrate to the heart of submerged or overlooked discourses and life-worlds.”  ·  George Williamson, Florida State University

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Atlantic Automobilism

Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940
Gijs Mom

“Atlantic Automobilism is a study that is audacious in its scope and ambition. Gijs Mom has achieved what no one else has so far has dared attempt - a history of automobile culture that (like automobiles themselves) crosses national borders…. This is a rare achievement – a book that will re-shape our understanding of the technology that defined the twentieth century.”  ·  Georgine Clarsen, The University of Wollongong

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Series: New German Historical Perspecitves

Volume: 6

Anti-liberal Europe

A Neglected Story of Europeanization
Edited by Dieter Gosewinkel

“[V]iewing Europeanism (as an idea and practice) through a liberal/anti-liberal prism offers a valuable and distinctive perspective on the intellectual and political history of European integration. This volume should join an emerging body of scholarship that shifts attention away from an exclusive focus on diplomatic and institutional histories of the EU and towards a critical intellectual, cultural and social history of European integration.”  ·  Christian Bailey, The Open University

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Nordic Paths to Modernity

Edited by Jóhann Páll Árnason and Björn Wittrock

“The contributors to this volume are supremely well-qualified to explore these themes; most of them have spent long and distinguished careers researching these or similar questions…As one might expect, the book impresses above all with the weight of scholarship displayed here.”  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

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Walls, Borders, Boundaries

Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe
Edited by Marc Silberman, Karen E. Till, and Janet Ward

 “This volume is recommended to all scholars who are interested in walls, boundaries and migrations. It opens up important and new perspectives for research and is also very useful thank to the bibliography, the names, place and subject indexes.  ·  H-Soz-u-Kult

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Boyhood Studies

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is a peer-reviewed journal providing a forum for the discussion of boyhood, young masculinities, and boys’ lives by exploring the full scale of intricacies, challenges, and legacies that inform male and masculine developments. Boyhood Studies is committed to a critical and international scope and solicits both articles and special issue proposals from a variety of research fields including, but not limited to, the social and psychological sciences, historical and cultural studies, philosophy, and social, legal, and health studies. More Information...

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Focaal - Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology is a peer-reviewed journal advocating an approach that rests in the simultaneity of ethnography, processual analysis, local insights, and global vision. It is at the heart of debates on the ongoing conjunction of anthropology and history as well as the incorporation of local research settings in the wider spatial networks of coercion, imagination, and exchange that are often glossed as 'globalization' or 'empire'. More Information...

Introducing FocaalBlog!

The blog aims to accelerate and intensify anthropological conversations beyond what a regular academic journal can do, and to make them more widely, globally, and swiftly available. More Information...