Christian Teichmann recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize 2016

Historian Christian Teichmann has been selected as the recipient of the Hannah Arendt Prize 2016 for »his outstanding research on the history and structures of Soviet rule in Central Asia under Stalin.« The international jury noted in its announcement that Teichmann, with his historical study »Macht der Unordnung«, has presented a new approach in historical scholarship on totalitarian systems. We congratulate our author.

The Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought is awarded by the City of Bremen and the Heinrich Böll Foundation to individuals who »venture into the public sphere« with their interventions. The honor comes with ten thousand euros prize money and will be presented at a public ceremony in the City of Bremen's town hall on 2 December 2016.

Read more about Christian Teichmann and his book.

Heinz Bude recipient of DGS prize for public sociology 2016

We congratulate our author Heinz Bude, who has been selected as the recipient of the German Sociological Association's (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, DGS) prize for outstanding achievements in public sociology for 2016.

The award will be presented on 26 September 2016 at the opening ceremony of the 38th DGS Congress, which is taking place at the University of Bamberg from 26 to 30 September. Georg Vobruba will hold the award presentation speech. Further information on the award ceremony is available in German here.

Read more about Heinz Bude and his books published by Hamburger Edition

»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.