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International Day of Families

In the 1993, May 15 was declared as International Day of Families by the United Nations to provide awareness of family related issues and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This year’s theme is Families and Urbanization. In recognition of the day, Berghahn is pleased to highlight family […]

Readings on Abortion

In an effort to further public understanding of abortion and Roe v. Wade, we are offering free access to these relevant journal articles and book chapters.

In recognition of VE Day

Victory in Europe Day is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, 8 May 1945, marking defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of Second World War in Europe. In recognition of the day Berghahn is pleased to offer […]

Dance into International Dance Day

International Dance Day (April 29) was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO. The main purpose of this day is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a […]

Remembering the Chernobyl Disaster

In the early morning hours of April 26, 1986 there was a nuclear accident at one of the reactors in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, located near the city of Pripyat, in the north of the Ukrainian SSR in the Soviet Union, creating what many consider to be the worst disaster in the history of […]

Shakespeare Day

Widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. Shakespeare’s plays being translated in over 50 languages and performed across the globe for audiences of all ages. Shakespeare was also an actor and the creator of the Globe […]

Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrated April 22nd, Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. For this year’s theme and more information visit www.earthday.org. In joining […]

Celebrating International Day for Monuments and Sites

Celebrated yearly on April 18th, the International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, encourages local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it. For […]

Born on April 15: Durkheim, the ‘founding father’ of sociology

“Social man…is the masterpiece of existence.” ― Émile Durkheim (April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917)

International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

April 7th marks the beginning of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. This terrible act took place during the Rwandan Civil War, lasting until July 15, 1994. To mark International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, we would like to present a list of related books and journal articles.