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.

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ANN: MRes in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora

Re-post from H-Black-Europe

The MRes in the History of African and the African Diaspora is a unique and exciting new programme, the first of its kind to be delivered completely online. Its aim is to enable students to explore the historical relationships between Africa and its diaspora in the modern period by conducting their own supervised research in this important field.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Benjamin Allen Coates
Reviewer: 
Jingbin Wang

Wang on Coates, 'Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century'


Benjamin Allen Coates. Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-049595-4.

Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed
Reviewer: 
Paul Landau

Landau on Desai and Vahed, 'The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire'


Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed. The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire. South Asia in Motion Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 344 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9608-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9717-7.

Reviewed by Paul Landau (University of Maryland and University of Johannesburg)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Arthur J. Ray
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Ray, 'Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History'


Arthur J. Ray. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4743-8.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks)
Published on H-Empire (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

At the Interface of Law and History

Author: 
Bill Nasson
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Nasson, 'History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016'


Bill Nasson. History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016. Cape Town and Johannesburg: Penguin Random House South Africa, 2016. 204 pp. $20.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-77609-027-3.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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