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: Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800-2000 (Sydney, April 2017)

Race, Sex, and Reproduction in the Global South, c.1800-2000, 18 April 2017

A workshop hosted by Race and Ethnicity in the Global South and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, The University of Sydney.

Organisers: Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney), Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln), Hans Pols (University of Sydney)

Keynote speaker: Professor Alison Bashford (University of Cambridge)

CFC: Enemies of Empire: Combating and Constructing Opponents of the British Empire

We are looking for contributors for an edited volume concerning how resistance leaders were perceived, constructed and/or combated by the British. Focus is not on the individuals themselves, but rather the reception of these figures from different perspectives (e.g. metropolitan culture, officials, media, military etc.)

We particularly welcome papers concerning “enemies” during the ‘scramble for Africa’ (roughly 1884-1914), the First British Empire (1583 – 1783), but also welcome proposals from other periods.

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CFC: Edited Collection on Imperialism

Edited Collection on Imperialism: Expressions of Interest in Chapter Contributions

Dear Colleagues,

We are looking to revisit some of the ideas of formal and informal imperialism and of collaboration that run through and have been developed from the classic essay by John Gallagher and Ronald Robinson ‘The Imperialism of Free Trade’ (1953).  In particular, we are looking at ways in which their ideas might be helpfully developed in understanding contemporary economies. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Katie Pickles, Catharine Coleborne, eds.
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Pickles and Coleborne, 'New Zealand's Empire'


Katie Pickles, Catharine Coleborne, eds. New Zealand's Empire. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-9153-7.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Imperial Aotearoa

Author: 
Volker Barth, Roland Cvetkovski, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Hennessey

Hennessey on Barth and Cvetkovski, 'Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930: Empires and Encounters'


Volker Barth, Roland Cvetkovski, eds. Imperial Co-operation and Transfer, 1870-1930: Empires and Encounters. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Illustrations. 256 pp. $112.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4725-9213-2.

Reviewed by John Hennessey (Linnaeus University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kennetta Hammond Perry
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Perry, 'London Is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship, and the Politics of Race'


Kennetta Hammond Perry. London Is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship, and the Politics of Race. Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-024020-2.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Antoinette Burton
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Burton, 'The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism'


Antoinette Burton. The Trouble with Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-993660-1.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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