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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 information on this year’s theme please visit ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) webpage www.icomos.org.

In joining the celebration, Berghahn Books is pleased to offer 25% discount, valid for next 30 days, on relevant Heritage Studies titles. At checkout, simply enter the code IDMS22. Berghahn is also offering FREE access to relevant journals content until April 25, 2022. View the featured content below.

Explorations in Heritage Studies Series

Explorations in Heritage Studies responds directly to the rapid growth of heritage scholarship and recognizes the trans-disciplinary nature of research in this area, as reflected in the wide-ranging fields, such as  archaeology, geography, anthropology and ethnology, digital heritage, heritage management, conservation theory, physical science, architecture, history, tourism and planning.

Forging Architectural Tradition: National Narratives, Monument Preservation and Architectural Work in the Nineteenth Century

FORGING ARCHITECTURAL TRADITION
National Narratives, Monument Preservation and Architectural Work in the Nineteenth Century

Edited by Dragan Damjanović and Aleksander Łupienko

“The scholarly essays in this book present a sweeping panorama of this fascinating development based on new research, otherwise virtually inaccessible in English.” • József Sisa, Institute of Art History, ELKH Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest, Hungary

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WALLS AND GATEWAYS
Contested Heritage in Dubrovnik

Celine Motzfeldt Loades

In 1979 Dubrovnik was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, which had consequences for the city’s broader cultural heritage. Walls and Gateways explores how this status intersects with the reconstruction and consolidation of identities and locality in the city’s post-war context. It analyses how representations, perceptions and uses of Dubrovnik’s heritage are embedded in particular cultural practices, materiality and place .

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Heritage Movements in Asia: Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE 2020

HERITAGE MOVEMENTS IN ASIA
Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

Edited by Ali Mozaffari and Tod Jones

“In general, this book highlights the need to question generalizing ideas about heritage. It props up the various ways in which we can counter the assimilationist emphasis of most state-sanctioned heritage policies. With an overtly structural approach, the chapters present translational applications to real-world problems.” • International Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS)

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For a full selections of volumes within the series please visit series webpage


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Heritage under Socialism: Preservation in Eastern and Central Europe, 1945–1991

HERITAGE UNDER SOCIALISM
Preservation in Eastern and Central Europe, 1945–1991

Edited by Eszter Gantner, Corinne Geering, and Paul Vickers

How was heritage understood and implemented in European socialist states after World War II? By exploring national and regional specificities within the broader context of internationalization, this volume enriches the conceptual, methodological and empirical scope of heritage studies through a series of fascinating case studies.

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World Heritage Craze in China: Universal Discourse, National Culture, and Local Memory

WORLD HERITAGE CRAZE IN CHINA
Universal Discourse, National Culture, and Local Memory

Haiming Yan

World Heritage Craze in China makes a unique contribution to Chinese heritage preservation, demonstrating the application and impact of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and the present state of the art in this area… This monograph challenges the reader and the profession to reconsider Chinese cultural heritage preservation, and its characteristics and relations with politics and society in China.” • Antiquity

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THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism

Michael Murray

This book relates these sentiments to the curatorship of the Camino de Santiago that comprises a lattice of European pilgrimage itineraries converging at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The detailed analysis focuses on the management of pilgrimage settings as heritage and tourism linked to the shrine of Saint James and gives particular attention to investment guidelines, land use planning regulations, environmental stewardship, information dissemination and museology.

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Unlocking the Love-Lock: The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

UNLOCKING THE LOVE-LOCK
The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

Ceri Houlbrook

“This is an important first detailed examination of the love-lock practice and provides an important benchmark for any further study, collection, and observation of the development of the custom.” • Folklore

Explores the worldwide popularity of the love-lock as a ritual token of love and commitment by considering its history, symbolism, and heritage.

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Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989

MEMORIALIZING THE GDR
Monuments and Memory after 1989

Anna Saunders

“All in all, Saunders makes a firm contribution to the field by showing how monuments can be important sites for democratic engagement around which multiple narratives can converge. Her wide-ranging monograph provides a needed update of the classic question about the relationship between monuments and memory and is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the memory of the GDR.” • H-Soz-Kult

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Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

2020 UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON CENTER FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOOK PRIZE WINNER

PRESERVATION AND PLACE
Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

Edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate

“…a critical volume for educators, students, practitioners, and activists interested in preserving LGBTQ history at the local, state, and national levels. It is well worth securing this volume in addition to accessing the online NPS study; the editors have expertly assembled an engaging mix of essays here by leading practitioners in the field. Preservation and Place now sets the standard for the emerging field of LGBTQ historic preservation and it further represents an important foundation for the queer history practices to come in the new decade.” • History News

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Crossroads of Heritage and Religion: Legacy and Sustainability of World-Heritage-Site Moravian Christiansfeld

Forthcoming July 2022
CROSSROADS OF HERITAGE AND RELIGION
Legacy and Sustainability of World-Heritage-Site Moravian Christiansfeld

Edited by Tine Damsholt, Tine Reeh, Christina Petterson, and Marie Riegels Melchior

Looking at the crossroads between heritage and religion through the case study of Moravian Christiansfeld, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015, this anthology reaches back to the eighteenth century when the church settlement was founded, examines its legacy within Danish culture and modern society, and brings this history into the present and the ongoing heritagization processes.

Emerging Technologies and Museums: Mediating Difficult Heritage

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND MUSEUMS
Mediating Difficult Heritage

Edited by Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert, Alexandra Bounia, and Antigone Heraclidou

Emerging technologies in museums have the potential to reveal unheard or silenced stories, challenge preconceptions, encourage emotional responses, introduce the unexpected, and overall provide alternative experiences. By examining varied theoretical approaches and case studies, authors demonstrate how “awkward”, contested, and rarely discussed subjects and stories are treated – or can be potentially treated – in a museum setting with the use of the latest technology.

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Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer: Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend

BORN A SLAVE, DIED A PIONEER
Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend

Seth Mallios

Few people in the history of the United States embody ideals of the American Dream more than Nathan Harrison. His is a story with prominent themes of overcoming staggering obstacles, forging something-from-nothing, and evincing gritty perseverance. In a lifetime of hard-won progress, Harrison survived the horrors of slavery in the Antebellum South, endured the mania of the California Gold Rush, and prospered in the rugged chaos of the Wild West.

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Transcending the Nostalgic: Landscapes of Postindustrial Europe beyond Representation

OPEN ACCESS!

TRANSCENDING THE NOSTALGIC
Landscapes of Postindustrial Europe beyond Representation

Edited by George S. Jaramillo and Juliane Tomann

Even as the global economy of the twenty-first century continues its dramatic and unpredictable transformations, the landscapes it leaves in its wake bear the indelible marks of their industrial past. Whether in the form of abandoned physical structures, displaced populations, or ecological impacts, they persist in memory and lived experience across the developed world. This collection explores the affective and “more-than-representational” dimensions of post-industrial landscapes, including narratives, practices, social formations, and other phenomena.

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Featured Articles from Berghahn Journals

Open Access Articles

ANTHROPOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN CULTURES
Forum Section: Borderline Heritages (Vol. 30, Issue 1)

THE CAMBRIDGE JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY
Vandalism as Symbolic Reparation: Imaginaries of Protest in Nicaragua
Ileana L. Selejan (Vol. 39, Issue 2)

The Aesthetics and Publics of Testimony: Participation and Agency in Architectural Memorializations of the 1993 Solingen Arson Attack
Eray Çaylı (Vol. 39, Issue 1)

CONFLICT AND SOCIETY
Curating Conflict: Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem
Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor (Vol. 6)

FOCAAL
A megastructure in Singapore: The “Asian city of tomorrow?”
Xinyu Guan (Vol. 2020, Issue 86)

JOURNEYS
Non “Religious” Knowing in Pilgrimages to Sacred Sites: Greek Cypriots’ “return” Pilgrimages to the Monastery of Apostolos Andreas (Cyprus)
Evgenia Mesaritou (Vol. 21, Issue 1)

SIBIRICA
Sensory Perception of Rock Art in East Siberia and the Far East: Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis
Donatas Brandišauskas (Vol. 19, Issue 2)

SOCIAL ANALYSIS
Material Compromises in the Planning of a ‘Traditional Village’ in Southwest China
Suvi Rautio (Vol. 65, Issue 3)

Monumental Misunderstandings: The Material Entextualization of Mutual Incomprehension in Sino-Mozambican Relations
Morten Nielsen and Mikkel Bunkenborg (Vol. 64, Issue 3)

Monumental Suspension: Art, Infrastructure, and Eduardo Chillida’s Unbuilt Monument to Tolerance
Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (Vol. 64, Issue 3)

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGIE SOCIALE
The potential of intangible loss: Reassembling heritage and reconstructing the social in post‐disaster Japan
Andrew Littlejohn (Vol. 29, Issue 4)

Documenting the UNESCO feast: Stories of women’s ‘empowerment’ and programmatic cooking
Raúl Matta (Vol. 29, Issue 1)

Free access until April 25, 2022

EUROPEAN COMIC ART
Anchoring Retro Spirou et Fantasio and Spin-off Albums
Annick Pellegrin (Vol. 14, Issue 2)

FRENCH POLITICS, CULTURE & SOCIETY
The Whiteness of French Food: Law, Race, and Eating Culture in France
Mathilde Cohen (Vol. 39, Issue 2)

GERMAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY
Denkmalpflege, Denazification, and the Bureaucratic Manufacture of Memory in Bavaria
Lauren Schwartz (Vol. 39, Issue 3)

GIRLHOOD STUDIES
Sites of Girlhood
Tiffany Rhoades Isselhardt (Vol. 14, Issue 2)

HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS
Special Issue: History in the European Year of Cultural Heritage – Where the Past Meets the Future (Vol. 47, Issue 1)

Competing Visions: The Visual Culture of the Congo Free State and Fin de Siècle Europe
Matthew G. Stanard (Vol. 46, Issue 3)

TURBA
Why Curate a Festival Without an Audience?: How to Mis(behave), or a Case Study of the Gan and Gan International Xingwei Yishu Festival in Jiangxi, China
Raimund Rosarius (Vol. 1, Issue 1)