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Salon B

15 EpisodesProduced by Berghahn BooksWebsite

Salon B is an aural gathering of scholars across disciplines, hosted by Berghahn Books—an award-winning academic press.Historically, salons followed Horace’s aim of poetry “either to inform or delight,” and we hope to do both as we bring you a gathering of academics and writers from a wide range of … read more

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Coffee and Pepsi

November 23rd, 2022


Editorial Associate of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Sulaiman Ahmed, talks to Andrew Kloiber, the author of Brewing Socialism: Coffee, East …

Stephen Gudeman

September 27th, 2022


Ulf Hannerz says of Stephen Gudeman that he "may well be the internationally most renowned economic anthropologist of the late 20th and early 21st …

Journals Special: Girlhood Studies and TURBA

June 9th, 2022


In this episode Janine Latham, our Journals Manager, talks with the managing editors from two of Berghahn's journals: Dr Ann Smith from Girlhood Studies and Dina Davida from TURBA.

Keith Hart

April 6th, 2022

Episode 12 In this episode, our senior social science editor Tony Mason talks with anthropologist Keith Hart about his life and his newly published …

Gender in History, Coloniality

March 8th, 2022


In this episode, we are pleased to share two interviews that look at the themes of gender in history, and coloniality.

In the first interview, we are …

Indigenous Stories, Colonialism, and Play

December 2nd, 2021


In this episode we discuss a variety of topics related to Indigeneity, colonialism, and play. Guests on this episode include friends of the Berghahn …

Announcing: Reading Against Racism

November 2nd, 2021


Following an initial proposal for lasting solidarity in June of 2020, Berghahn Books committed to joining the global academic community and our …


October 4th, 2021


In this episode of Salon B, our senior social science editor, Tony Mason, talks with the series editors of Catastrophes in Context, a Berghahn series …


May 10th, 2021


In celebration of International Workers' Day having taken place on May 1st and Karl Marx having been born on May 5th, our theme for this month’s episode is labor.

This episode features Stephanie Fortado, co-editor of


April 1st, 2021


In the spirit of the April Fool’s Day release date, this episode is themed around ‘humor,’ featuring conversations with Heidi Hakkarainen, author of


March 3rd, 2021


This month’s theme, appropriately enough, is transmission. We consider transmission in its many forms, from television transcending boundaries between West and East Germany, to the passing on of Aboriginal ceremonies in …


January 28th, 2021


This episode is centered around the notion of ‘crisis,’ featuring moments of intensity that prompt change. We’ll be chatting with Karena Kalmbach, author of The Meanings of a Disaster: Chernobyl and Its Afterlives in …


December 24th, 2020


Episode 3: “Intimacy”

As many of us find ourselves reinterpreting the idea of intimacy in the face of pandemic isolation, we …


December 2nd, 2020


The study of youth transcends traditional disciplinary bounds. On this episode of Salon B, we discuss the reshaping of social relations among young …


October 29th, 2020


Welcome to the first episode of Salon B, the new podcast from Berghahn Books. We are happy that you could join us as we embark on this exciting …

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