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Tag Archives: german studies

The beginning of a Germany divided

13 August 2020 marks the fifty-ninth anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The Iron Curtain was assembled in the middle of Berlin in August 1961 and expanded over the following months to ultimately divide West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany for decades. Browse and […]

Meet the Author: Gaëlle Fisher

Dr. Gaëlle Fisher’s recent monograph, Resettlers and Survivors: Bukovina and the Politics of Belonging in West Germany and Israel, 1945–1989, explores some of the more complex reverberations of World War II. It is the third volume in Berghahn’s growing Worlds of Memory series, published in collaboration with the Memory Studies Association.

Spring Simulated Shelves

Browse our February and March 2020 releases in Anthropology, Archaeology/Heritage Studies, History, Memory Studies, and Mobility Studies and see what’s new in paperback. 

The Emotional Language of Flowers

The following is an excerpt from Ute Frevert’s “The Emotional Language of Flowers,” a chapter found in FEELINGS MATERIALIZED: Emotions, Bodies, and Things in Germany, 1500–1950, edited by Derek Hillard, Heikki Lempa, and Russell Spinney. Learn more about the book here.

SIMULATED SHELVES

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Archaeology, Film, and History along with our new-in-paperback titles and new Berghahn journal issues released in October.

SIMULATED SHELVES: BROWSE July 2019 NEW BOOKS & JOURNALS

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, German Studies, History and Sociology, along with our new in paperback titles and new Berghahn Journal issues published in July.

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 […]

Berghahn will be at the German Studies Association 2018 Conference!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the annual German Studies Association conference in Pittsburgh PA, on September 27th-30th, 2018. Please stop by our stand to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.   Berghahn Books is very pleased to invite you to […]

Has Germany’s turn away from nuclear power been a mistake?

By Dolores L. Augustine, author of Taking on Technocracy: Nuclear Power in Germany, 1945 to the Present.   Energy policy has recently gained a good deal of public attention. “Germany, as far as I’m concerned, is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia,” President Trump argued at the NATO […]

Why monuments still have a future

by Anna Saunders, author of Memorializing the GDR: Monuments and Memory after 1989.   Recent years have witnessed fierce debates about the existence of controversial monuments around the world – most notably Confederate monuments and memorials, but also numerous structures built in honour of wealthy benefactors with murky pasts. The outcomes of such debacles have been varied. […]