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Berghahn Books and the German Historical Institute Washington Announce New Open Access Agreement

April 26, 2023, Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, D.C.—The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) and Berghahn Books are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to transition the Studies in German History series to Open Access.

GHI Director and Series Editor Simone Lässig commented on the agreement: “In the last several years, the GHI has endeavored to transition our publications to Open Access, and we are gratified that we can now add this series to our OA portfolio. This important shift allows us to bring trend-setting and innovative scholarship in German and Central European history, especially by early-career historians and those whose research we have fostered through fellowships and conferences at the GHI, more effectively into transatlantic dialogue.” 

Mark Stanton, Books Editorial Director at Berghahn, said, “We are delighted to continue our long collaboration with the GHI Washington with this exciting new step to publish the majority of future books in this important series Open Access. The series will continue to showcase high-quality research from scholars of German history, and this move will enable a much wider audience to access it. It also demonstrates Berghahn’s continued commitment to Open Access publishing and making the work we publish widely available.”

Launched in 2004, the series serves as a transatlantic forum on German and Central European history and currently has 28 volumes covering topics from the 19th-century educational system to 20th-century globalization and from violence in the Weimar Republic to coping with the Nazi past. To date, two of those volumes are Open Access, so this agreement will greatly increase the availability and accessibility of this important research. The first new Open Access series volume published April 2023.

About the Series:

Studies in German History, published by Berghahn Books in association with German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), serves as a transatlantic forum on German and Central European history. The GHI pursues three aims with the series. First, it brings the monographs of German scholars at the outset of their careers to a wider audience. Second, it highlights the GHI’s support of new approaches and methodologies in Central European history by publishing essay collections based upon GHI-organized conferences. And third, it selects a few outstanding German-language publications and makes them available to an international audience in English translation.

About the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI):

The German Historical Institute Washington is a center for advanced historical research that works with junior and senior scholars around the world. Its slogan, “Advancing Research—Supporting Scholars—Building Networks,” underscores its mission of facilitating dialogue and collaboration across national and disciplinary boundaries.

About Berghahn Books:

Berghahn Books is a New York- and Oxford-based publisher of scholarly books and academic journals in the humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on social & cultural anthropology, European history, politics, and film & media studies. It was founded in 1994 by Marion Berghahn.

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