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The meanings of Charlie Hebdo and the value of scholarship on comics and cartoons

This post was written by European Comic Art journal editor Mark McKinney and originally published on our blog in January 2015 immediately following the tragic attacks against the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.   

Visit Berghahn at The Society for French Historical Studies 2016 Meeting!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending SFHS 62nd Annual Conference in Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, March 3-6, 2016. Please stop by Berghahn table to browse our latest selection of books at a special discount price & pick up free journals’ samples.   If you are unable to attend, we would […]

Bastille Day

July 14th is a celebration of French National Day or commonly known to the English speaking countries as Bastille Day. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789 and symbolizes the end of absolute monarchy and the birth of sovereign Nation. It is also […]

The Political Backdrop of French Film

Fifty years of French cinema get their close-up in Hugo Frey’s Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995, published in July. Following, the author offers readers a new angle on the volume, which is itself a fresh perspective on French film against a nationalistic backdrop.   ____________________________   Why did […]

War, Occupation, and Empire: Interview with Guest Editor Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

  This is the fourth in a series of posts dedicated to celebrating the 40th volume of our journal Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques.   A recent issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques is devoted to the special topic of “War, Occupation, and Empire in France and Germany.” This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between Berghahn blog […]

Bleu Blanc et Rouge

July 14th was a celebration of French National Day or commonly known to the English speaking countries as Bastille Day. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789 and symbolizes the end of absolute monarchy and the birth of sovereign Nation. It is […]

‘Exporting’ Women: Writing on French and German Women’s Colonial Settlement Movements

This is the third in a series of posts dedicated to celebrating the 40th volume of our journal Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques.   The latest issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques is devoted to the special topic of “War, Occupation, and Empire in France and Germany.” This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between the […]

Propaganda and Prostitution Reform During Germany’s Weimar Republic

This is the second in a series of posts dedicated to celebrating the 40th volume of our journal Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques.   The latest issue of Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques is devoted to the special topic of “War, Occupation, and Empire in France and Germany.” This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between the issue’s Guest […]

Discovering Van der Meersch: Themes of Race and Empire

This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to celebrating the 40th volume of our journal Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques.   The latest issue of the journal is devoted to the special topic of “War, Occupation, and Empire in France and Germany.” This post is the transcript of an electronic interview between the issue’s […]

Happy Bastille Day- A Brief History of the Holiday and French Revolution Resources from Berghahn

Most national days celebrate about what you would expect a national day to celebrate. Some, like the national days of the United States, Albania, and Haiti mark the signing of a declaration of independence from a colonial power. Other countries, like much of Africa, choose to remember the day the colonial power actually left. Countries like […]