H-Net's network on 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 Content

ANN: The Carceral Archipelago

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to colleagues at H-Empire the European Research Council funded 5-year project - The Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960. I am the principal investigator on this project, which is based at the University of Leicester (UK.) The project aims to write a global history of penal colonies, and to elaborate their relationship to other kinds of confinement and forced labour. My research team, including graduate students and early career researchers, is working on case studies from all over the world, stretching from Ecuador to Hokkaido.

CFP: The politics of colonial comparison (Oxford, September 2014)

The politics of colonial comparison

Call for papers

A one-day workshop to be held at All Souls College, Oxford, on 29 September 2014, in connection with the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar.