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Do Petitions matter? Rethinking Jewish Petitioning during the Holocaust

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and Wolf Gruner Raul Hilberg’s path-breaking 1961 study The Destruction of the European Jews rightfully remains on the reading list of any serious student of the Holocaust. Nonetheless, Hilberg’s insistence on European Jews‘ alleged “almost complete lack of resistance” has been subjected to frequent scholarly criticism. He partially based this claim on […]

Series Spotlight: Forced Migration

July 30th is the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The UN states that “Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking,” and that designating the day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Learn more […]

Excerpt: Changing the Subject: How the United States Responds to Strategic Failure

Series Spotlight: Berghahn Monographs in French Studies

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Summer Simulated Shelves

Browse our latest in Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, History, Literary Studies, Film & Television Studies, and Mobility Studies/Refugee and Migration Studies below.  COVID-19 UPDATE: We have implemented a range of initiatives to support the academic community during this time, including unlimited eBook use through your library. All Berghahn eBooks available through your institution’s library are DRM-free: one library purchase […]

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. As we reach the end of the month, we would like to spotlight our growing Romani Studies series edited by anthropologist Sam Beck. This series aims to remove the […]

Commemorating World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day (June 20) honors those who leave everything behind to escape war, persecution, or terror. This day celebrates the courage and resilience of refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and returnees, as the plight of those fleeing conflict is often met with overwhelming uncertainty and assault on human rights. In the […]

Voices on War and Genocide

Omer Bartov, Brown University This book is derived from research I carried out for my recent monograph, Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz (2018). In the course of looking for documents in scores of archives and libraries, as well as  seeking personal accounts that would help me reconstruct the “biography” of a […]

A Proposal for Lasting Solidarity – A Company Message from your Publisher

We wish to share the following message that we sent to our immediate community of authors, contributors, and readers. It is the result of introspective and open conversations at the press on how to join our broader academic community and publishing peers in engaging in considered work that fosters lasting solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As a close-knit […]

Blog: FocaalBlog

Lieke van der Veer: Group-making and distrust within the infrastructure of refugee support

In the Netherlands from 2015 onwards, the ‘spectacle’ (Casas-Cortes et al. 2015) of people arriving into Europe seeking refuge was channeled by vast media attention and political debate. These events triggered a vast response of bottom-up initiatives in the Netherlands wanting to support ... Continue reading →

Blog: Museum Companion

Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire

One of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional's archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum's collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, ... Continue reading →

Blog: AJEC Blog

Call for Papers – Forum Edition Spring 2021

We are inviting expressions of interest for a forthcoming forum edition of the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures to be published in early 2021. The theme of this edition is ‘Cultural Heritage Across European Borders: Bridges or Walls?’ and will be edited by Philip McDermott and Sara ... Continue reading →

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