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 Ethnogenesis of the Crimean Tatars with Professor Hakan Kırımlı (podcast)

Turkic peoples have been living on and around the Crimean Peninsula and the Pontic Steppe (Deşt-i Kıpçak, Dzikie Pole, Loca Deserta) for over a millennium. As the Crimean peninsula changes hands before our eyes once again, we take a moment to reflect on the history and fate of its native inhabitants, the Crimean Tatars. Join Professor Hakan Kırımlı in The Wild Field in an exploration of Crimean Tatars’ self-identification and their historical relationships with neighboring Turkic peoples and the imperial power of Russia. 


CFP: Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World (Montreal, June 2015)

International Conference:


'Currencies of Commerce in the Greater Indian Ocean World'


Call for Papers

Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

22 to 24 April 2015

Organizer: Dr. Steven Serels (Harvard University)