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MSAnowebMSA2019-H-bigWe are delighted to inform you that we will be represented by Iberian Book Services at the Memory Studies Association conference in Madrid, Spain on June 25 – 28, 2019. We are also excited to announce a NEW SERIES, Worlds of Memory, published in collaboration with the Memory Studies Association. Please stop by to learn about the new series, browse our latest selection of books at a special discounted prices and pick up free journal samples.
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NEW SERIES: Worlds of Memory

Published in collaboration with the Memory Studies Association

Jeffrey Olick, University of Virginia
Aline Sierp, Maastricht University
Jenny Wüstenberg, York University

This book series publishes innovative and rigorous scholarship in the interdisciplinary and global field of memory studies. Memory studies includes all inquiries into the ways we—both individually and collectively— are shaped by the past. How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others? How do those representations shape our actions and understandings, whether explicitly or unconsciously? The “memory” we study encompasses the near-infinitude of practices and processes humans use to engage with the past, the incredible variety of representations they produce, and the range of individuals and institutions involved in doing so.

Guided by the mandate of the Memory Studies Association to provide a forum for conversations among subfields, regions, and research traditions, Worlds of Memory focuses on cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of the field and can provide insights for memory scholars outside of a particular specialization. In the process, it seeks to make memory studies more accessible, diverse, and open to novel approaches.


Volume 1 Forthcoming in August

German Students and the Nazi Past
Alexandra Oeser
Translated from the French by Katharine Throssell


Combining observation, interviews, and archival research, this book provides a rich survey of the perspectives and experiences of German adolescents from diverse backgrounds, revealing the extent to which social, economic, and cultural factors have conditioned how they view representations of Germany’s complex history.


Featured Titles:


Persistently Postwar: Media and the Politics of Memory in JapanPERSISTENTLY POSTWAR
Media and the Politics of Memory in Japan
Edited by Blai Guarné, Artur Lozano-Méndez, and Dolores P. Martinez


Through a series of stimulating case studies, this volume examines the political and cultural representations of Japan’s past, showing how they have reinforced personal and collective narratives while also formulating new cultural meanings, both on a local scale and in the context of transnational media production and consumption.

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Post-Ottoman Topologies: The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-StatePOST-OTTOMAN TOPOLOGIES
The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-State
Edited by Nicolas Argenti

Volume 8, Studies in Social Analysis


How are historians and social scientists to understand the emergence, multiplicity, and mutability of collective memories of the Ottoman Empire in the political formations that succeeded it? With contributions from several of the Balkan countries that once were united under the aegis of the Ottoman Empire, this latest volume proposes new theoretical approaches to the experience and transmission of the past through time.

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Views of Violence: Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and MemorialsVIEWS OF VIOLENCE
Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials
Edited by Jörg Echternkamp and Stephan Jaeger

Volume 19, Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association


This volume takes a historical perspective on museums covering the Second World War and explores how these institutions came to define political contexts and cultures of public memory in Germany, across Europe, and throughout the world.

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Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion: Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central EuropeBEYOND INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central Europe
Edited by Jason Crouthamel, Michael Geheran, Tim Grady and Julia Barbara Köhne


While antisemitism and Jewish disillusionment have dominated many previous studies of the topic, this collection aims to recapture the multifariousness of Central European Jewish life in the experiences of soldiers and civilians alike during the First World War.

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Marking Evil: Holocaust Memory in the Global AgeMARKING EVIL
Holocaust Memory in the Global Age
Edited by Amos Goldberg and Haim Hazan

Volume 21, Making Sense of History


“Goldberg and Hazan must be congratulated on bringing together an important and exciting collection of essays that in their sheer interdisciplinary range are essential reading for scholars across the arts and humanities.” · Holocaust Studies

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Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern EuropeWHOSE MEMORY? WHICH FUTURE?
Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
Edited by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

Volume 18, Contemporary European History


“Although comprised of only six case studies reflecting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, the book presents a coherent and theoretically-informed look at the evolution of memory narratives and representations in what used to be called Eastern Europe…the book should be of interest to anyone concerned about Europe’s multi-ethnic past as perceived, acknowledged or even celebrated at the city level at the former Eastern Europa today. It can be read with profit by scholars and students across various humanistic disciplines.”The Polish Review

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Children in the Holocaust and its Aftermath: Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg ArchiveCHILDREN IN THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS AFTERMATH
Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive
Edited by Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman, and Dalia Ofer


“Identifying and evaluating sources is fundamental in the history of child- hood, especially since children so rarely leave their own records. This book is about one such source, remarkable in its conception and with some serious potential for understanding a very challenging subject—the experience of the surviving children of the Holocaust.”The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

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Gulag Memories: The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia's Repressive PastGULAG MEMORIES
The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past
Zuzanna Bogumił
Translated from the Polish by Philip Palmer


This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to understanding memories of the Gulag, and particularly the language of commemoration that surrounds it in present-day Russian society.

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Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory StudiesMEMORY UNBOUND
Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies
Edited by Lucy Bond, Stef Craps, Pieter Vermeulen


“This volume of essays is a significant contribution to the field as it provides a critical understanding of memory across media and disciplines, and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars working in the field of memory studies.”Memory Studies

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Berghahn Journals


Cover Museum WorldsMuseum Worlds
Advances in Research


Responding to the need for a rigorous, in-depth review of current work in its field, Museum Worlds: Advances in Research contributes to the ongoing formation of Museum Studies as an academic and practical area of research that is rapidly expanding and alive with potential, opportunity, and challenge that parallels the rapid growth of museums in just about every part of the world.

Featured Issue: Current Approaches to Museum Archaeology



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