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

CFP: Seeking Panelists, "The Empire in Contemporary Britain" NACBS 2019 (Vancouver, 14-17 November 2019)

I’m looking for co-conspirators on a panel proposal for the NACBS meeting in Vancouver (November 2019). The panel would  focus on ways in which the Empire  figures in contemporary British politics, society, and/or culture. My paper would be: “Sorry Situations: The British Empire in the politics of official regret, 1995 to the present.” 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
James White

White on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by James White (Ural Federal University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53030

Author: 
Elizabeth Swanson, James Brewer Stewart, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew Kettler

Kettler on Swanson and Stewart, 'Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries'

Elizabeth Swanson, James Brewer Stewart, eds. Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries. Slaveries since Emancipation Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63736-4; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18662-0.

Author: 
Bonnie G. Smith
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Smith, 'Modern Empires: A Reader'

Bonnie G. Smith. Modern Empires: A Reader. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 2017. 416 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-937592-9.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Metropolitan Community College-Blue River) Published on H-Empire (December, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Krishan Kumar
Reviewer: 
Luke Gibbon

Gibbon on Kumar, 'Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World'

Krishan Kumar. Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. Illustrations, maps. 600 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15363-6.

Reviewed by Luke Gibbon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Published on H-Empire (December, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

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