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A ‘Privileged’ Prisoner is Still a Prisoner

In German concentration camps, some Jewish prisoners were selected by their Nazi captors to hold more-advantaged positions within the population of the camp. This not only allowed them some protections, but also made them targets of disdain from other victims. Author Adam Brown sheds light on these “privileged” few in his volume Judging “Privileged” Jews: […]

Book launch for Foodscapes, Foodfields, and Identities in Yucatán

On September 20, 2012, a special presentation of Foodscapes, Foodfields, and Identities in Yucatán was held at  the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán where author Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz is Professor of Anthropology. Along with Ayora Diaz, scholars Ramona Perez, Sarah Bak-Geller, and Francisco Fernández Repetto discussed the book from both historical and anthropological perspectives. Fittingly, a reception […]

Event Announcement: Book Launch for Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

The latest addition to Berghahn’s Austrian and Habsburg Studies series, Journeys into Madness, co-edited by Gemma Blackshaw and Sabine Wieber, launches at the Freud Museum London on 26 June 2012. The editors, along with many of the authors, will be there to talk to members of the public about the book, and advance copies will […]