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Tag Archives: heritage studies

Celebrating International Museum Day

On May 18th the worldwide museum community celebrates International Museum Day. This day is an occasion to raise public awareness on how important museums are in the enrichment of cultural exchange, development of society, and cooperation among people. For more information on the theme and calendar of events, visit the International Council of Museums webpage.

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 […]

EXCERPT: A History of The Love-Lock Custom

In the spirit of Saint Valentine’s Day, celebrated February 14th, we’re pleased to feature an excerpt from “Dating Love: A History of The Love-Lock Custom,” Chapter 1 of Unlocking the Love-Lock: The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom by Ceri Houlbrook.

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

We’re pleased to present an excerpt from the introduction to Born a Slave, Died a Pioneer: Nathan Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend by Seth Mallios. For a limited time, receive 25% off the paperback with code MAL308.

Ceri Houlbrook: Love in the Time of Covid

Love-locking, the attachment of a padlock to a public structure, is the forte of the traveler. Although not exclusively a tourist custom, it is a popular practice for people visiting a new place and wanting to leave their mark on it. The love-lock has become the inverted souvenir: left behind rather than taken away, but […]

Texts for Teaching

Our textbooks and paperbacks are perfectly suited for teaching beyond the traditional classroom, in remote learning environments and with large class sizes. View our list of recent and featured titles suitable for courses below (available in eBook and paperback) and visit the title links for format options and freely available introductions.

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. 

Meet the Editor: Thomas F. King

Heritage/CRM extraordinaire Thomas F. King discusses the allure of archaeology, the evolution of the Cultural Resource Management and Heritage Studies fields, and what it’s like to collaborate with fourteen contributors.

See you at SHA!

We are delighted to inform you that Berghahn Books will be attending the Society for Historical Archaeology‘s annual meeting on January 8–11, 2020. Please stop by Table #23 to browse our selection of books at discounted prices and meet Archaeology, Heritage Studies and Museum Studies Editor Caryn M. Berg!

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.