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“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Interview with the Author – Britta McEwen, author of Sexual Knowledge: Feeling, Fact, and Social Reform in Vienna, 1900-1934

Britta McEwen is author of Sexual Knowledge: Feeling, Fact, and Social Reform in Vienna, 1900-1934, published earlier this year by Berghahn. Her work uncovers the transformation of sexual knowledge from the realm of specialized medical science to that of social reform for the wider populace. Here she discusses her work, some of the challenges she […]

“Books are humanity in print.” Barbara Tuchman

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In their own words: The broader context of Small Town and Village in Bavaria

Note: Berghahn recently published Peter H. Merkl’s Small Town and Village in Bavaria: The Passing of a Way of Life, a study of that region’s modernization efforts in the 1970s and 1980s that led to a considerable reduction in the autonomy of its small communities. Here the author discusses how the decline of iconic village life […]

Win a Copy of Where Have All the Homeless Gone? The Making and Unmaking of a Crisis

Berghahn Books is pleased to announce our latest contest. To be entered to win a copy of Anthony Marcus’s Where Have All the Homeless Gone? The Making and Unmaking of   a Crisis, follow Berghahn Books on Facebook by 5 p.m. EST Monday. We’ll select a winner at random from our new followers. Check back Tuesday to […]

From Idea to Book- Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives

From Idea to Book is an occasional series in which Berghahn authors and Editors discuss the origins of their work. Here, Marcia Inhorn and Soraya Tremayne describe how the volume Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies, which was recently published by Berghahn, came about. Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologiesis the result of a wonderful conference workshop, held from 18 […]