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German Studies Association Conference 2023

We are excited to be attending the GSA Annual Conference, 5-8, 2023, Montréal, Canada. If you are attending in-person, please stop by our table to meet the editor Mark Stanton, take advantage of special pricing on display copies, and pick up FREE journal samples.

To celebrate GSA 2023, we are offering a 35% discount on all German Studies titles through October 22nd 2023. Use discount code GSA23 on print and eBooks ordered through our website. In addition, we are offering FREE ACCESS to our core German Studies journals; scroll down for details.

If you are interested in learning more about Berghahn's publishing program or have a project to discuss, please contact Mark Stanton to arrange for a meeting.

We hope to see you in Montréal - in the meantime, let's stay connected! sign up for our email newsletters to get the latest on new Berghahn publications and stay up-to-date on all things German Studies by following @BerghahnHistory or @BerghahnBooks on Twitter.

Featured Titles

In Paperback

Featured Series | Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association

What Remains

Responses to the Legacy of Christa Wolf

Views of Violence

Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials

The Total Work of Art

Foundations, Articulations, Inspirations

Reluctant Skeptic

Siegfried Kracauer and the Crises of Weimar Culture

The Origins of German Self-Cultivation

Bildung and the Future of the Humanities

Money in the German-speaking Lands

Minority Discourses in Germany since 1990

Invested Narratives

German Responses to Economic Crisis

Former Neighbors, Future Allies?

German Studies and Ethnography in Dialogue

Football Nation

The Playing Fields of German Culture, History, and Society

Featured Series | Studies in German History

The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) and Berghahn Books are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to transition the Studies in German History series to Open Access.

Launched in 2004, the series serves as a transatlantic forum on German and Central European history and currently has 28 volumes covering topics from the 19th-century educational system to 20th-century globalization and from violence in the Weimar Republic to coping with the Nazi past. To date, two of those volumes are Open Access, so this agreement will greatly increase the availability and accessibility of this important research. The first new Open Access series volume published April 2023.

Citizens into Dishonored Felons

Felony Disenfranchisement, Honor, and Rehabilitation in Germany, 1806-1933

Germany On Their Minds

German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

End Game

The 1989 Revolution in East Germany

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany

Brewing Socialism

Coffee, East Germans, and Twentieth-Century Globalization

The World of Children

Foreign Cultures in Nineteenth-Century German Education and Entertainment

The Second Generation

Émigrés from Nazi Germany as Historians
With a Biobibliographic Guide

Gustav Stresemann

The Crossover Artist

Germany On Their Minds

German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Explorations and Entanglements

Germans in Pacific Worlds from the Early Modern Period to World War I

The Ethics of Seeing

Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

Books for Courses

Berghahn Books offers resources for both remote and in-person teaching situations and provides practical and inexpensive ways to access our eBook library. Learn more here.

Berghahn Open Access

Berghahn Books supports practical open access policies that help make scholarship available to a broader audience in a sustainable way. We have a growing number of Open Access texts (many offered in both ePub and .pdf format) available for direct download from our website. View the complete list of OA eBooks here.

Please note that most of our OA titles are now available as paperbacks!

Berghahn History Journals

Berghahn Journals is offering FULL ACCESS to German Politics and Society until October 15th, 2023. Use promo code GSA23. View redemption instructions.

German Politics and Society

Editor: Jeffrey J. Anderson, Georgetown University

Volume 41 / 2023, 4 issues p.a.

German Politics and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn Journals. It is the only American publication that explores issues in modern Germany from the combined perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural studies.

Of Related Interest

Open Access!


The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Senior Editor: Sharon Kowalsky, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Current OA volume Special Forum on Socialist Masculinities (Vol. 16)

Contributions to the History of Concepts

Editors: Gabriel Entin, CONICET/Universidad de Chile; Jan Ifversen, University of Aarhus, Margrit Pernau, Max Planck Institute for Development; Silke Schwandt, Universität Bielefeld
Current Issue Vol. 18, Issue 2

Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society

Editors: Eckhardt Fuchs, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
Current Issue: Beyond Representation: The Visual Analysis of History Textbooks and Other Educational Media. (Vol. 15, Issue 1)

European Judaism

A Journal for the New Europe

Editors: Jonathan Magonet
Current Issue: Vol. 56, Issue 2

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