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Happy World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated each year on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

Happy birthday, Hannah Arendt!

Hannah Arendt (14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975), German-American philosopher and political theorist, was the first to argue that there were continuities between the age of European imperialism and the age of fascism in Europe. In her pivotal work The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), she established that theories of race, notions of racial and cultural […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Offerings

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day by learning more about indigenous populations from around the world.

National Coming Out Day and and the Archaeology of LGBTQ Communities

Today marks the 31st anniversary of National Coming Out Day, honoring all who have come out as LGBTQ or as as a straight ally for equality. Check out the Human Rights Campaign for an account of this day’s history as well as ways to participate and celebrate in your community.

A Series on a Series: Part I

Interview with Series Editor Sam Beck, Romani Studies Did you know Berghahn Books has over one hundred series? Covering a wide range of subjects and areas, Berghahn’s series list continues to grow as new interventions and trends in scholarship are made.

SIMULATED SHELVES

BROWSE THIS MONTH’S NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, and History along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn journal issues published in September.

Muted Memories

Heritage-Making, Bagamoyo, and the East African Caravan Trade BY JAN LINDSTRÖM

Author news: Ulrich Herbert is Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2019/20

The German Historical Institute London (GHIL), the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have appointed Berghahn author Ulrich Herbert to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2019/20. He will give his inaugural lecture on December 10th, 2019 at the German […]

COMMEMORATING 70 YEARS SINCE THE FORMATION OF EAST AND WEST GERMANY

On October 7th, 1949, the Democratic Republic of Germany was proclaimed, dividing Germany between East and West. Seventy years later, we find ourselves in the days leading up to the German Studies Association’s annual meeting. A great deal has happened between 1949 and now, and we are delighted to present titles that provide comprehensive histories […]

HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY

September 27th is World Tourism Day, a day to foster awareness and appreciation of tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. This year’s theme is Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all. Tourism is a major source of employment because of its labor-intensive nature and its significant multiplier effect on employment in related sectors. It is estimated […]