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June is Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month recognizes the history and celebrates the cultures, traditions, and contributions of Gypsy, Roma and Traveler communities. See a growing list of digital #GRTHM2020 activities here.

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, commemorating the conclusion of World War II. On May 8, 1945, the Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender, marking the end of the war on the European continent.

Viktor Frankl: 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz

TIMOTHY E. PYTELL The recent United Nations General Assembly declaration that the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – January 27 – be designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day reflects the reality that the Holocaust has become a touchstone in global memory. Given the magnitude of the “unprecendented” destruction, this is not surprising. However, the conflation […]

Disobedience in Paradise: can we extend a loving frame of mind in time for the Amazon?

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 […]

Reverse Angle: Fifty Years of the Cinema of 1968

By Benjamin Halligan, author of DESIRES FOR REALITY: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film   My book Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film was first published in 2016, and Berghahn Books just published a paperback edition.   Since the book concerns militant and radical film and film-making and the events […]

German Unity Day

Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on 28 November 1989, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl announced a 10-point program calling for the two Germanys to expand their cooperation with the view toward eventual reunification. On 18 May 1990, the two German states signed a treaty agreeing on monetary, economic and social union. On October […]

1968: Looking on 50 Years Later

  The year 1968 brought a wave of anti-authoritarian political activity across Europe and beyond which may have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world. The protests and social movements of 1968 comprised a worldwide escalation of social and political conflicts and marked the climax of protests that simultaneously captured most industrialized […]

Winter and Summer Pockets of Hope

by Christine Cohen Park

Interview with Martin Holbraad on becoming editor of Social Analysis

The following is an interview with Martin Holbraad, editor of the journal Social Analysis: The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice.