Berg Publishers

Berg Publishers was an academic publishing company based in Oxford, England and Providence, Rhode Island that was founded in 1983 by Marion Berghahn.[1] Berg published monographs, textbooks, and reference works as well as academic journals. Concentrations were fashion, design, anthropology, history, and cultural studies.[2] Shortly after Marion's husband, the historian Volker Berghahn accepted a chair at Brown University in 1988, operations in Providence began.[3]

Berg Publishers
StatusDefunct (2013)
Founded1983 (1983)
FounderMarion Berghahn
SuccessorBloomsbury Publishing
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationOxford
DistributionMacmillan Publishers (Except United States), Palgrave Macmillan (United States)
Publication typesBooks, academic journals
Fiction genresAcademic books and journals


Book Industry Communication (BIC), a trade standards group for electronic commerce and supply chain efficiency, awarded Berg its BIC Product Data Excellence Gold Award in 2007–2008[4] and its e4books project accredited Berg in 2008.[5] Berg won the Independent Publishers Guild's 2008 Publishing Technology E-Publishing Award for its collection of profitable digital strategies in March 2008.[6]

As of March 2008, Berg published thirteen journals.[7] In September 2008, Bloomsbury Publishing agreed to buy Oxford International Publishers, trading as Berg Publishers.[8] Since 2013, all Berg titles are published under the Bloomsbury name (under the imprint Bloomsbury Academic).


  1. ^ "BERG PUBLISHERS: LOCAL PUBLISHER SET FOR GREAT THINGS". Archived from the original on 2006-04-06.
  2. ^ "About Berg". Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  3. ^ Building Bridges and Scaling Spires: A Brief History of Berghahn Books
  4. ^ Earle, Kathryn (13 December 2006). "Social History Society places 'Cultural and Social History' with Berg" (open email). LIBLICENSE. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Berg Publishers". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  6. ^ Shine, Bridget (March 2008). "The Independent Publishing Awards 2008". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Society for Scholarly Publishing — Member News Releases". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
  8. ^ Press release "Rebranding of Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press". November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.

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