LBI EHP Publication Series

Studies in European History and Public Spheres
Published with StudienVerlag, Innsbruck and Transaction Publishers, Brunswick, N.J.
Editor: Thomas Lindenberger

Published in December 2009:

Volume 1: Stefanie Mayer/Mikael Spång (Eds.)
Debating Migration

Political Discourses on Labor Immigration in Historical Perspective
Studies in European History and Public Spheres
224 pages, hard cover, € 29.90, ISBN 978-9-7065-4858-0 
This volume takes a close look at debates on labor immigration in Austria and Sweden, opposing discussions in the 1960s to contemporary issues.Different topics are analyzed over a longer time period,while the comparative perspective allows the authors to sketch out similarities and differences between the two countries.
The volume also includes comments from specialists in the field from previous and current emigration countries such as Finland, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic, bringing in an additional comparative dimension.
Published in March 2011:

Volume 2: Muriel Blaive/Christian Gerbel/Thomas Lindenberger (Eds.)
Clashes in European Memory
The Case of Communist Repression and the Holocaust
Studies in European History and Public Spheres
296 pages, hard cover, € 39.90, ISBN 978-3-7065-4812-0
This volume presents, compares and analyzes the conflicted memories of Communist repression and of the Holocaust in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the former „West“ in general and the former Yugoslavia. Its specificity is to discuss these case studies both in terms of „memory competition“ and in the frame of sometimes conflicting politics of history and communicative memories.The results contribute to a deeper understanding of the memory clashes in the different national arenas.The comparative approach allows also for the identification of transnational memory patterns. Finally, the country-specific case studies are completed by a theoretical section, in which historians and cultural scientists reflect on ambivalent aspects concerning memory, historiography and identity in contemporary Europe.Thanks to the input of some of the most renowned scholars in the field, the result is original and stimulating, transcending the realm of conventional reflection and suggesting new trends of discussions and debates for the years to come.

Published in October 2010:

Volume 3: Christiane Hintermann/Christina Johansson (Hg.)
Migration and Memory
Representations of Migration in Europe since 1960
Studies in European History and Public Spheres
224 pages, hard cover, € 29,90, ISBN 978-3-7065-4859-5
The volume addresses the question of how migration, the migrants themselves and their histories are collectively remembered and represented in different European countries. School textbooks and migration museums and exhibitions are analyzed for this purpose.The authors tackle issues which are immanent to today’s immigration societies and also contribute to the visibility of migration histories as part of a shared European past, present and future.

Published in August 2010:

Volume 4: Benjamin Drechsel/Claus Leggewie (Eds.)
United in Visual Diversity
Images and Counter-Images of Europe
Studies in European History and Public Spheres
320 pages, hard cover, € 32.90, ISBN 978-3-7065-4860-1
Europe suffers not only from a „myth deficit“ (Wolfgang Schmale), but from a lack of visualization as well – or so it seems.This publication addresses the problem of Europe’s (or the European Union’s) lack of iconic plasticity and of its consequential weakness in the symbolic domain. A key question is therefore: „What is Europe?“ How is it being translated into pictures, how is it constructed visually?

Published in September 2010:

Volume 5: David Tréfás/Jens Lucht (Eds.)
Europe on Trial
Shortcomings of the EU with regard to democracy, public sphere, and identity
Studies in European History and Public Spheres
224 pages, hard cover, € 29.90, ISBN 978-3-7065-4861-8
The volume examines the connection between public spheres and identity, with regard to the increasing shift of the political powers from national states to the EU.
The authors seek to understand whether and to which extent a European public sphere and a European identity have been constituted.