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Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015

Unrivaled in scope and impact, the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the convergence of approximately 70 scholarly associations, each holding their annual conference under one umbrella. Now in its 84th year, this flagship event is much … Continue reading

Historians Relate to Present Echoes of their Work

Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, Urban Violence in the Middle East explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. Below, contributors … Continue reading

Celebrating International Museum Day

  Today is International Museum Day!   Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and organised worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important … Continue reading

Becoming Modern: The Mass Home and the Right to Comfort

After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. At Home in Postwar France identifies the “right to comfort” as an invention of the postwar period and suggests that … Continue reading

Hot Off the Presses – New Journal Issues Published in April

Journal of Romance Studies Volume 15, Issue 1 This issue includes articles on a range of topics. European Judaism Volume 48, Issue 1 This issue is comprised of articles on a variety of topics and includes a new section titled … Continue reading

Conferences

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The Respectable Career of Fritz K.

The Respectable Career of Fritz K.

The Making and Remaking of a Provincial Nazi Leader
Hartmut Berghoff and Cornelia Rauh

“By outlining Fritz Kiehn's career both in a rational-academic but also lively manner, the authors have succeeded in creating an unusually insightful and astute book on what was ‘normal’ in Germany in the twentieth century.” · Die Zeit

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Mass Media and Historical Change

Mass Media and Historical Change

Germany in International Perspective, 1400 to the Present
Frank Bösch

“This is an excellent, wide-ranging, and expertly researched survey of the historical role of mass media in the Western world. It is original, concise, and well written, and provides a wealth of information that is not easily accessible elsewhere... [It] is held together by analytical questions on the role of mass media in mirroring and fostering cultural, social, economic, and political change... The breadth of the survey is admirable and so is its academic rigor.” · Christina von Hodenberg, Queen Mary University of London


Featured Series

Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe

Series: EASA Series

Volume: 26

Contemporary Pagan and Native Faith Movements in Europe

Colonialist and Nationalist Impulses
Edited by Kathryn Rountree

"Rountree’s welcome and timely edited volume addresses topical, cutting-edge issues with regard to contemporary European Pagan and Native Faith movements. Focusing on the theoretical richness born out of the tensions found between ‘the local’ and ‘the global,’ past and present, the volume provides a refreshing approach to understanding these movements." · Amy Whitehead, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

New in Paperback

Theatres Of Violence

Theatres Of Violence

Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History
Edited by Philip G. Dwyer and Lyndall Ryan

Making a distinction between ‘massacre’ and ‘genocide,’ the editors strive to launch a new field of ‘massacre studies,’ focusing on mass killings that are not genocidal in intent. The book should be added to any library collecting in the field of mass violence studies.”  ·  Choice

New in Paperback

In the Event

In the Event

Toward an Anthropology of Generic Moments
Edited by Lotte Meinert and Bruce Kapferer

Based on ethnographic studies from around the world—varying from rituals and meetings over protests and conflicts to natural disasters and management—this volume analyzes generative moments through events that hold the key to understanding larger social situations.

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Screen Bodies: Expanding the horizons of research and thought in how we view and display bodies on screen

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies. More Information...

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Museum Worlds: Advances in Research

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research is a multidisciplinary, refereed, annual journal that publishes work that significantly advances knowledge of global trends, case studies, and theory relevant to museum practice and scholarship around the world.
 
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. More Information...
 

Introducing the Museum Worlds companion site!

View virtual issues, online tours, museum news, events, and more. More Information...

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