»Geisteswissenschaften International« - Two Books Honored

Two books published by Hamburger Edition have been selected by the »Geisteswissenschaften International« jury this spring to receive complete translation funding. »Gesellschaft der Angst« by sociologist Heinz Bude will be translated into Spanish and published by Herder Editorial. Historian Dierk Walter's »Organisierte Gewalt in der europäischen Expansion« will be translated into English and released by Hurst Publishers.

An independent jury of scholars and media representatives selects outstanding books from the humanities and social sciences first published in German twice a year for the translation awards. Congratulations to our authors!

More information on the »Geisteswissenschaften International« program and the complete list of books selected this spring is available here.

More about Heinz Bude, »Gesellschaft der Angst«

More about Dierk Walter, »Organisierte Gewalt in der europäischen Expansion«

»Gewaltmassen« One of Ten Best Non-fiction Books in April 2016

Cover Paul Schwalb Gewaltmassen

The book »Gewaltmassen: Über Eigendynamik und Selbstorganisation kollektiver Gewalt«, a collected volume edited by sociologists Axel T. Paul and Benjamin Schwalb and published by Hamburger Edition this spring, is on this month's list of best books. Votes by the jury of Germany's most prestigious list for non-fiction (SZ/NDR-Sachbuchbestenliste) left the book in a tie for sixth place. Congratulations to the authors and editors!

NDR website with details of the Best Non-fiction List for April 2016

More information on the volume Paul/Schwalb (eds.), »Gewaltmassen«

New Exhibition on »The Cold War: Causes – History – Impact«


Bernd Greiner, author and editor of numerous books published by Hamburger Edition, has authored a new exhibition. »The Cold War: Causes – History – Impact« that recently opened in Berlin. Jointly sponsored by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship and the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, the panels are available for a modest charge in English, French, Russian, and Spanish as well as German. Besides addressing impacts on societies in the East and West, the show also highlights conflicts in the global South and contemporary repercussions.

Read more about the exhibition in English on the website of the Federal Foundation

More about Bernd Greiner's books, including a series on the Cold War, here

Have a look - the first pages of upcoming releases for spring 2016

Klick the cover to open an excerpt of one of our new books scheduled for release this spring (in German).
Our catalogue offers more information on upcoming publications.

Sara Berger Awarded Sybil Halpern Milton Book Prize 2015

Sara Berger (Fondazione Museo della Shoah, Rome) has been awarded the 2015 Sybil Halpern Milton Book Prize for »Experten der Vernichtung: Das T4-Reinhardt-Netzwerk in den Lagern Belzec, Sobibor und Treblinka«. The prize of the German Studies Association honors the best book published in a two-year period »dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.«

The prize committee’s laudation noted: »[Dr. Berger’s] book is a worthy successor to Henry Friedlander’s groundbreaking research where it highlights the complex imbrication of the murder of the disabled with the Shoah. […] Nearly every page is painfully evocative; where other books provide only few details she has compiled hundreds, all of which are presented with luminous eloquence and restraint.«

Read more about the prize and the laudation here.