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World Refugee Day 2017

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit   In marking this year’s observance, […]

European Judaism at 50

This issue marks the beginning of the fifty-first year of publication of the journal, something to be registered with a degree of pride and not a little wonder. We have been served over this time with a remarkable series of editors, beginning with our founding editor Rabbi Dr Ignaz Maybaum z’l (1897-1976). In those early […]

Berghahn Journals: New Issues Published in May

Boyhood Studies An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 10, Issue 1 With the theme of “Male Youth Sports: Changing Contexts and Emergent Perspectives,” this special issue presents contributions about boys in global sports contexts from fields as diverse as the history of sport, sport sociology, and sport psychology. Democratic Theory An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 4, Issue 1 […]

Environmental Storytelling

The following is an excerpt from Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary by Stephen Most. American environmental thinking emerged in response to the rise of industry, the acceleration of movement, and, as forests were leveled to make ties and fences, bridges and buildings and to clear land for crops […]

World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. For more information please visit   Berghahn is pleased to showcase new and forthcoming titles on our Environmental Studies […]

The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

We are delighted to inform you that we will be present at The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY on June 1-4, 2017. Please stop by our table to browse the latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.   If you are unable […]

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17th century Ethiopian manuscript: the miracles of the archangel Michael ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. —Henry James ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Comics as Propaganda

The publication of comics from the 1950s onwards in East Germany started as a defensive reaction against Western comics. It did not take long for the medium to be used as an instrument for socialist propaganda. This was especially the case with the historical-political comics in the magazine Atze. R ... Continue reading on Tumblr

Blog: EnviroSociety

Some Chemical and More-Than-Human Transformations of Sugar/Energy

Oblivious, or maybe not, to a warming planet and intense global discourse around renewable bioeconomy futures, a tiny sugar molecule one day is synthesized and then makes its way into a cell wall of a sugarcane plant in the southern region of Brazil. This is not the type of sugar that would be ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

World Refugee Day: Free articles from Berghahn Journals

The United Nations recognizes World Refugee Day annually on June 20 to raise awareness of and show support for the millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes each year. This year, the UN Refugee Agency will also launch its #WithRefugees petition to send a message to governments ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Worlds

The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

by Rod Clare, Elon University

It has been over forty years since the mostly successful conclusion of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. While some may have thought the election of an African-American president in 2008 heralded a “postracial” America, continued ... Continue reading →

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