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Monthly Archives June 2012

Girls and Dolls: A Note on Images from the Latest Issue of Girlhood Studies

Most of my work deals with text, so it was a bit of a treat when I opened up the files for the latest Girlhood Studies and found them chock full of images of dolls. This journal covers many themes related to the challenges and dangers facing girls all over the world – it’s always […]

Get to Know Berghahn- Ben Parker

Get to Know Berghahn is a recurring interview feature that introduces the hardworking people behind the scenes at Berghahn. This week’s subject is Publicity and Marketing Executive Ben Parker. 1. How long have you been at Berghahn? What did you do before that? I have been at Berghahn for almost 2 years, it will be […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Book Releases

European Foundations of the Welfare State, by Franz-Xavier Kaufmann, translated by John Veit-Wilson, foreword by Anthony B. Atkinson Fortune and the Cursed, the Sliding Scale of Time in Mongolian Divination, by Katherine Swancutt Investigating Srebrenica: Institutions, Facts, Responsibilities, edited by Isabelle Delpla, Xavier Bougarel, and Jean-Louis Fourn Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental Illness in the Austro-Hungarian […]

Advice from the Editors: Turning Your Dissertation into a Manuscript

A very good friend of mine will defend her dissertation next month. The progress of said dissertation has been a topic of many conversations, and I’ve been reminded of the long haul it is to write a book-length piece of scholarship: the work, the anxiety, the lulls in motivation followed by reinvigoration, meetings with advisors, […]

Win a Copy of Michael Haneke’s Cinema: The Ethics of the Image

As the Berghahn Books blog wraps up it’s third week of existence, we’re excited to announce our first contest. To be entered to win a copy of Michael Haneke’s Cinema: The Ethics of the Image by Catherine Wheatley, follow Berghahn Books on Facebook by 5 p.m. EST Monday. We’ll select a winner at random from our […]

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 […]

Get to Know Berghahn- Kyle Perry

Get to Know Berghahn is a recurring interview feature that introduces the hardworking people behind the scenes at Berghahn. This week’s subject is Journals Assistant Kyle Perry. 1. How long have you been at Berghahn? What did you do before that? I’ve been at my current position for about four months, and before that I […]

“Reading maketh a full man.” Francis Bacon, Of Studies

Quotation of the Week

Susan Hogan on Revisiting Her Groundbreaking Work on Feminist Art Therapy

Berghahn recently published Revisiting Feminists Approaches to Art Therapy, edited by Susan Hogan. It is both an update and an expansion of the earlier work Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy, first published in 1994. Here, Hogan addresses her reasons for revisiting her seminal work and explains why the topic is just as relevant today. “Why do […]

In the News: The University of Virginia President Controversy and the Changing US University

The forced resignation of University of Virginia President Terry Sullivan only two years into her tenure has felt like a major news story from the start for UVA alums like me. But what began as a local story about the university’s first female president beloved by students and faculty and forced out for opaque reasons […]