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More than Mere Spectacle
February 2021

More than Mere Spectacle

Coronations and Inaugurations in the Habsburg Monarchy during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Van Gelder, K.
Political Graffiti in Critical Times
February 2021

Political Graffiti in Critical Times

The Aesthetics of Street Politics

Campos, R., Pavoni, A., & Zaimakis, Y. (eds)
Four-Color Communism
February 2021

Four-Color Communism

Comic Books and Contested Power in the German Democratic Republic

Eedy, S.
Nordic War Stories
February 2021

Nordic War Stories

World War II as History, Fiction, Media, and Memory

Stecher-Hansen, M. (ed)
South Africa's Dreams
February 2021

South Africa's Dreams

Ethnologists and Apartheid in Namibia

Gordon, R. J.
Jewish Self-Hate
March 2021

Jewish Self-Hate

Lessing, T.
On the Death of Jews
March 2021

On the Death of Jews

Photographs and History

Fresco, N.
Peripheries at the Centre
March 2021

Peripheries at the Centre

Borderland Schooling in Interwar Europe

Venken, M.
The Herero Genocide
April 2021

The Herero Genocide

War, Emotion, and Extreme Violence in Colonial Namibia

Häussler, M.
Bestsellers of the Third Reich
April 2021

Bestsellers of the Third Reich

Readers, Writers and the Politics of Literature

Adam, C.
East German Film and the Holocaust
April 2021

East German Film and the Holocaust

Ward, E.
Merchant Kings
April 2021

Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815–1870

Schrauwers, A.
Legal Entanglements
May 2021

Legal Entanglements

Law, Rights and the Battle for Legitimacy in Divided Germany, 1945-1989

Gehrig, S.
Analysing Historical Narratives
May 2021

Analysing Historical Narratives

On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past

Berger, S., Brauch, N., & Lorenz, C. (eds)
To See a Moose
May 2021

To See a Moose

The History of Polish Sex Education

Kościańska, A.
Echoes of Surrealism
May 2021

Echoes of Surrealism

Challenging Socialist Realism in East German Literature, 1945–1990

Berendse, G.-J.
When They Came for Me
May 2021

When They Came for Me

The Hidden Diary of an Apartheid Prisoner

Schlapobersky, J. R.
In Memory of Times to Come
June 2021

In Memory of Times to Come

Ironies of History in Southeastern Papua New Guinea

Demian, M.
German Rule, African Subjects
June 2021

German Rule, African Subjects

State Aspirations and the Reality of Power in Colonial Namibia

Zimmerer, J.
Rethinking Atlantic Empire
June 2021

Rethinking Atlantic Empire

Christopher Schmidt-Nowara’s Histories of Nineteenth-Century Spain and the Antilles

Eastman, S. & Jacobsen, S. (eds)
Do Not Forget Me
June 2021

Do Not Forget Me

Three Jewish Mothers Write to Their Sons from the Thessaloniki Ghetto

Saltiel, L. (ed)
The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy
June 2021

The Age of Capitalism and Bureaucracy

Perspectives on the Political Sociology of Max Weber

Mommsen, W. J.
The Paradoxical Republic
July 2021

The Paradoxical Republic

Austria 1945–2020

Rathkolb, O.
International Organizations Revisited
July 2021

International Organizations Revisited

Agency and Pathology in a Multipolar World

Dijkzeul, D. & Salomons, D. (eds)
Iron Landscapes
July 2021

Iron Landscapes

National Space and the Railways in Interwar Czechoslovakia

Jeschke, F.
Territory, State and Nation
August 2021

Territory, State and Nation

The Geopolitics of Rudolf Kjellén

Björk, R. & Lundén, T. (eds)
The Russian Cold
August 2021

The Russian Cold

Histories of Ice, Frost, and Snow

Herzberg, J., Renner, A., & Schierle, I. (eds)
Israel-Palestine
September 2021

Israel-Palestine

Lands and Peoples

Bartov, O. (ed)
Guido Goldman
September 2021

Guido Goldman

Transatlantic Bridge Builder

Klingst, M.
The Greek Military Dictatorship
September 2021

The Greek Military Dictatorship

Revisiting a Troubled Past, 1967–1974

Anastasakis, O. & Lagos, K. (eds)
Traumatic Pasts in Asia
September 2021

Traumatic Pasts in Asia

History, Psychiatry, and Trauma from the 1930s to the Present

Micale, M. S. & Pols, H. (eds)
Indigenous Resurgence
October 2021

Indigenous Resurgence

Decolonialization and Movements for Environmental Justice

Dhillon, J.
Heritage under Socialism
October 2021

Heritage under Socialism

Preservation in Eastern and Central Europe, 1945–1991

Gantner, E. B., Geering, C., & Vickers, P. (ed)
Transcending the Nostalgic
October 2021

Transcending the Nostalgic

Landscapes of Postindustrial Europe beyond Representation

Jaramillo, G. S. & Tomann, J. (eds)
Medieval Intersections
November 2021

Medieval Intersections

Gender and Status in Europe in the Middle Ages

Weikert, K. & Woodacre, E. (eds)
Defeating Impunity
November 2021

Defeating Impunity

Attempts at International Justice in Europe since 1914

Rovetta, O. & Lagrou, P. (eds)
Repressed, Remitted, Rejected
December 2021

Repressed, Remitted, Rejected

German Reparations Debts to Poland and Greece

Roth, K. H. & Rübner, H.
The Power of Scripture
December 2021

The Power of Scripture

Political Biblicism in the Early Stuart Monarchy between Representation and Subversion

Pečar, A.
Germany and the Confessional Divide
December 2021

Germany and the Confessional Divide

Religious Tensions and Political Culture, 1871-1989

Ruff, M. E. & Großbölting, T. (eds)
France, Germany, and Nuclear Deterrence
January 2022

France, Germany, and Nuclear Deterrence

Quarrels and Convergences during the Cold War

Badalassi, N. & Gloriant, F. (eds)
The Vienna Gestapo 1938-1945
January 2022

The Vienna Gestapo 1938-1945

Crimes, Perpetrators, Victims

Boeckl-Klamper, E., Mang, T., & Neugebauer, W.
The World beyond the West
January 2022

The World beyond the West

Perspectives from Eastern Europe

Kałczewiak, M. & Kozłowska, M. (eds)
Times of History, Times of Nature
February 2022

Times of History, Times of Nature

Temporalization and the Limits of Modern Knowledge

Ekstrom, A. & Bergwik, S. (eds)
The Walls of Santiago
April 2022

The Walls of Santiago

Social Revolution and Political Aesthetics in Contemporary Chile

Gordon-Zolov, T. & Zolov, E.
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