Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: The conversation continues

We are pleased to share a series of articles appearing on The Conversation website on the topic of ‘Commemorating World War I’. The contributors to the recent Peter Lang volume Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in the discussion. Volume editors Ben … Continue reading

New publication: The Political Woman in Print

This book analyses the depiction and function of politically active women in novels by six female authors from the margins of the democratic revolution of 1848 and the first German women’s movement: Louise Aston, Malwida von Meysenbug, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, Fanny Lewald, Louise Otto-Peters, and Hedwig Dohm. What was their political stance in relation to … Continue reading

New publication: European Francophonie

We are pleased to announce the first volume in our Historical Sociolinguistics series. This volume examines the use of French in European language communities outside France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The phenomenon of French language usage is explored in a wide variety of communities, namely Bohemian, Dutch, medieval English, German (Prussian), … Continue reading

New publication: Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to have relevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan» perspective. This volume goes back to the conception of cosmopolitanism in Greek antiquity in order to trace it through history, resulting in an unmasking of … Continue reading

New publication: Winning Through Boundaries Innovation

At present, many companies consider «knowledge» the most important element and the benchmark for maintaining an enduring competitive advantage. The process of strategically acquiring both new boundaries knowledge and convergence knowledge to generate boundaries innovation becomes an important element in acquiring dynamic organizational capability. This is essential for rapidly establishing a company’s market position in … Continue reading

African Studies Association of the UK

Peter Lang is pleased to be attending the upcoming conference of the African Studies Association of the UK at the University of Sussex, 9-11 September 2014. Lucy Melville (Publishing Director) will be in attendance. Please come by the stand to browse our latest publications. For more information, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your planned publication, … Continue reading

Book launch: Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration

Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, edited by Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings, will be launched in Canberra and Melbourne next month. The first launch will take place at 5:30 pm on Monday 4 August at the Centre for European Studies at Australian National University (ANU). … Continue reading

New publication: Discovering Women’s History

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture, yet are barely known today. The volume builds upon scholarship on women and culture by focusing on individual journalists who published both within … Continue reading

New publication: Christe Eleison!

For centuries the Jesus Prayer has been leading Orthodox Christians beyond the language of liturgy and the representations of iconography into the wordless, imageless stillness of the mystery of God. In more recent years it has been helping a growing number of Western Christians to find a deeper relationship with God through the continual rhythmic … Continue reading

New publication: The London Lock Hospital in the Nineteenth Century

Based on archival research, this volume is concerned with the treatment of «fallen women» and prostitutes at the London Lock Hospital and Asylum throughout the nineteenth century. As venereally-diseased women, they were treated in the hospital for their physical ailments; those considered ripe for reform were secluded in the asylum for a moral cure. The … Continue reading

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