Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's network on colonial and imperial studies!

H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

Recent Discussions

ANN: Simon Fraser Graduate Program Invites Applications

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia invites applications to its MA and PhD programs. Graduate students in history at SFU receive close individual supervision from experts in the early modern world; cities; empire, colonialism, and migration; environmental history; gender and sexuality; labour; indigenous peoples; race and ethnicity; religion; the societies and cultures of Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the US; and war, resistance, and revolution. 

CFP: Representations of External Threats in History (Ancient World to 19th Century) (Madrid, 11-12 May 2017)

CFP: Representations of External Threats in History (Ancient World to 19th Century)

The Group of Asian and Pacific Studies, Institute of History of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project Phil-Threats (Horizon 2020, nr. 653508) invite researchers to present papers for the international workshop “Representations of External Threats in History (Ancient World to 19th Century)”, focusing on human threats.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Richard Bourke
Reviewer: 
Gavin Murray-Miller

Murray-Miller on Bourke, 'Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke'


Richard Bourke. Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 1,032 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14511-2.

Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (Cardiff University)
Published on H-Empire (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Faye Caronan
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Caronan, 'Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique'


Faye Caronan. Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique. Asian American Experience Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 208 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08080-7; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03925-6.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Empire (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Fearghal McGarry
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on McGarry, 'The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916'


Fearghal McGarry. The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916. Centenary Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873234-1.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Concordia University)
Published on H-Empire (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Stefan Manz
Reviewer: 
Martin Kalb

Kalb on Manz, 'Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918'


Stefan Manz. Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918. Oxford: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 360 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89226-1.

Reviewed by Martin Kalb (Bridgewater College)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

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