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Portable, Digital Heritage and Memories of Place

BY ANDREW REINHARD, author of ARCHAEOGAMING: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games September 12 marks the 22nd annual National Video Games Day, a day with hazy origins. When I think about time and video games, a few things come to mind: anniversaries of course, release dates, retirement dates. I found myself wondering: […]

SIMULATED SHELVES

BROWSE THIS MONTH’S NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Environmental Studies, History, and Museum Studies along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn journal issues published in August. Anthropology MUTED MEMORIESHeritage-Making, Bagamoyo, and the East African Caravan TradeJan Lindström In […]

WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future

Stephen Most’s 2018 documentary WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future recounts recent California megafires of 2013 and 2017, revealing how fuel build-up and climate change have exposed Western wildlands to large, high-intensity wildfires while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, understanding and […]

A Divided Germany

This week marks the fifty-eighth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was assembled in the middle of Berlin in August 1961 and expanded over the following months to ultimately divide West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany for decades. Browse our relevant […]

Introducing the AJEC Blog!

Academic Research in the Anthropology of Europe Berghahn Journals is delighted to announce the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures (AJEC) Blog! This blog will highlight the research of authors published in AJEC by giving them space to reflect on different aspects of their research and include photos and stories not included in their scholarly journal […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

August 9, 2019 The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to honor the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world. The day was established to recognize the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982. This year’s […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

World Breastfeeding Week is held yearly from 1st to 7th of August in more than 120 countries. Being organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF, the goal is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases and fostering growth. To learn more […]

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE July 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, German Studies, History and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in July. Anthropology ARTICULATE NECROGRAPHIESComparative Perspectives on the Voices and Silences of the DeadEdited by Anastasios Panagiotopoulos and […]

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony

In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days of mass protests, the governor resigned on 24 July. The international media portrayed his resignation as a successful ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Companion

Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire

One of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional's archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum's collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, ... Continue reading →

Blog: AJEC Blog

“European Bodies”

Anika Keinz and Paweł Lewicki reflect on the thematic issue they prepared for the latest AJEC edition (Volume 28, Issue 1). Read the introduction to the thematic issue here (available open ... Continue reading →

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