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Disobedience in Paradise: can we extend a loving frame of mind in time for the Amazon?

Rupert J. M. Medd, words, www.instagram.com/eyesotherwiseWalter Wust, aerial photography, www.walterwust.com Hélène Guyot, illustrations, www.firstrainofsummer.com UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, September 21, 2019…More than 30 scientists and researchers gathered at the eve of the UN Climate Action Summit at the UN’s headquarters to call on the scientific community at large to save the Amazon. For context, the […]

THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART: Climate

Listen to Mixed Harvest Chapter 2 here. The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler […]

THE ORIGINS OF MIXED HARVEST BY ROB SWIGART: Context

The recently published Mixed Harvest by Rob Swigart is Berghahn’s latest feat of historical fiction, digging into the deep past of human development and its consequences through a combination of storytelling and dialogue. From the first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and a Modern Human she called Traveler to the emergence and destruction of the […]

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! If you are unable to attend the conference, we are currently offering […]

See you at AHA!

Dear Colleague, We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in New York, NY, on January 3rd–6th, 2020. Please stop by Booth #1007 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices and pick up free journal samples. Scroll down for a preview of the new releases on display. If […]

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. Anthropology DISASTER UPON DISASTERExploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and PracticeEdited by Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. BarriosVol. 2, Catastrophes in Context […]

See you at AAA!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the American Anthropological Association‘s annual meeting on November 20–24, 2019. Please stop by booth #308 to browse our selection of books and pick up free journal samples. See a sneak peak of our AAA offerings here.  Please join us on Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 PM for a wine reception at the Berghahn […]

The Armenian Genocide

10/31/19 Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as a genocide. Learn more about the Armenian Genocide by browsing the titles below. Visit our Genocide Studies page for more titles and sign up to receive subject-specific updates here. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDEEvidence […]

TRANSFORMING STUDY ABROAD

Neriko Musha Doerr’s recent monograph Transforming Study Abroad gives a thought-provoking and insightful look into the practice of study abroad, and discusses how employing theoretical frameworks that elucidate global power structures can deepen experiences and give new meaning to buzzwords like “global citizen” and “cultural competence.” What is your personal experience with study abroad? Do you think these experiences influenced your […]

Blog: EnviroSociety

New Featured Article!: Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation

The latest Environment and Society featured article is now available! This month's article—”Carbon Value between Equivalence and Differentiation”—comes from Volume 5 (2014). In his article, Steffen Dalsgaard reviews the different understandings of value implicated in ... Continue reading →

Blog: FocaalBlog

William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony

In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days of mass protests, the governor resigned on 24 July. The international media portrayed his resignation as a successful ... 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

Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia

by Venetia Johannes In my ethnographic monograph, Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia (Berghahn Books, published 2019), I explore the everyday experience of national identity in Catalonia through the lens of food. As an everyday object of ... Continue reading →

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