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Monthly Archives May 2015

Full House at The Power of Death Book Launch

This is a guest post written by the authors of The Power of Death: Contemporary Reflections on Death in Western Society. Ricarda Vidal and Maria-José Blanco launched The Power of Death on May 15th, at the River Room, King’s Building, King’s College London. Below, the authors discuss the successful event.   We were very happy about […]

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 to the volume tell about their personal relationship as historians to present echoes of their […]

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 museums are in the development of society.   The event highlights a specific theme each […]

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 the modern mass home played a vital role in shaping new expectations for well-being and […]

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.

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Berghahn is happy to present several series and a selection of books on studies of Asia-Pacific cultures, societies, and histories.   Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present Series The forces of globalization in […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse April 2015 New Books

We are delighted to present a selection of our newly published April 2015 titles from our core subjects of Anthropology, Educational Studies, Genocide Studies, History, Politics, Refugee & Migration Studies, and Theory & Methodology in Anthropology, along with a selection of our New in Paperback titles.   We are especially excited to announce the publication of WHAT […]

International Workers’ Day

May 1st is International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day) which is a celebration of the international labour movement and left-wing movements. It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world. It is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. ———————————————————————————————————————————– To honor […]