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Boneyard Quiet: A Ghost Story

In recognition of its Halloween release date, our premiere episode of Salon B is themed around bones, featuring bones both real and fabricated as well as the bone-like structure of a now ghostly bridge. Listen to “Bones” here. Follow along with A.E. Garrison as she recounts the ghosts within the capitalist landscapes of late modernity […]

Berghahn Journals Open Access

Our growing collection of Open Access content is available to meet your remote learning and online teaching needs during these trying times. Berghahn Journals invites you to share this list with your students and colleagues. Berghahn Open Anthro A subscribe-to-open initiative which flipped 13 anthropology journals to open access in 2020. All 2020 volumes are open […]

Excerpt: Navigating Miscarriage

A striking feature of accounts of and literature on miscarriage is the trope of silence. The slogan of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which began in the UK sixteen years ago, is ‘Break the silence’. . . Approaches to miscarriage have changed dramatically and the silence has steadily eroded in much of Euro-America, as evidenced not […]

In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

October 12, 2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed every second Monday of October in many states in the U.S. to honor the estimated 370 million indigenous people around the world. Replacing Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day recognizes that celebrating the life of Christopher Columbus is the same as celebrating the erasure of Indigenous existence. In […]

Celebrate Coming Out Day with these Archaeology Titles

In commemoration of #ComingOutDay, we are featuring titles edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate that emphasize the history and preservation of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer settings in the United States. Browse the editors’ works below and read freely accessible excerpts by following the links. Winner of the 2020 UMW Center […]

In commemoration of German reunification

3 October 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of German Unity Day. Tag der Deutschen Einheit celebrates the 1990 reunification of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic with ceremonial acts and the citizens’ festival Bürgerfest. In commemoration, browse and read freely available introductions to our relevant titles on the ramifications of a […]

International Translation Day

According to the United Nations, International Translation Day is “an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation.” This International Translation Day, we’d like to celebrate the language professionals who translated the following works into English, bridging academic communities […]

Everything you need to know for #VirtualGSA2020

We are pleased to invite you to visit our virtual stand at the German Studies Association annual meeting taking place online from 30 September to 4 October 2020. Please see below for information about special offers from Berghahn Books for titles purchased through our website. For anyone who would have liked to discuss their manuscript with us at the […]

LGBTQ Community Histories

In commemoration of #BiWeek, we are featuring titles edited by Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate that emphasize the history and preservation of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer settings in the United States. Browse the editors’ works below and read freely accessible excerpts by following the links. Winner of the 2020 UMW Center […]

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Fiona Murphy: Irish State to seal records of Mother and Baby Homes for 30 years: Urgent call for action

Tiny bodies, the remains of little children entombed without name or mercy, are uncovered in Tuam, a small Irish town in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland, at the site of a former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in 2017. The excavation, part of a Mother’s and Baby’s Home commission of ... Continue reading →

Blog: Recollectus

CALL FOR PAPERS: (DE)COMMEMORATION

EDITED BOOK IN THE BERGHAHN BOOKS “Worlds of Memory” SERIES (DE)COMMEMORATION Making sense of the contemporary calls for tearing down statues and renaming places Editors Sarah Gensburger, French National Center […] ... Continue reading →

Blog: AJEC Blog

Hitchhiking: Cultural Inroads

As a travel genre embedded in randomness and adventure, an activity which is effectively an instantiation of pure trusting, hitchhiking inverts many logic structures. That is, it resists the cultures of fear, individualism and neoliberalism. It stands as a retro survivor to the counter-culture ... Continue reading →

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