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

ANN: "Law in Theory, Law in Practice. Legal Orientalism and French Jesuit Knowledge Production in India," Lecture by Danna Agmon (International Institute for Asian Studies, 29 January 2019)

Lecture by Danna Agmon on how Catholic orientalist scholarship on law emerged from the daily practice of Jesuit conversion in the mission field in 18th-centuy India, followed by Q&A and drinks
Organised by the Leiden Centre for Indian Ocean Studies (IIAS; KITLV; Leiden University).

CFP: "Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond" Workshop (Antalya, 13-15 June 2019)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   

  

“Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond”  

3 day Workshop 

    

Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Center for Mediterranean Civilizations   

Antalya, Turkey  

June 13-15, 2019  

  

CFP: "Colonial Institutions and the Uses of Law in Early Modern South Asia" Workshop (Nijmegen, 28 January 2019)

 
As the first in the newly founded 'Indian Ocean World in the 18th Century'- (IOW18) Workshop Series, this one-day workshop seeks to complicate teleological readings of law and its relationship to colonial institutions and state-making by drawing on contexts beyond and before British domination in the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean World.

CFP: Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century (Workshop) (Washington DC, 24-25 May 2019)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 24, 2019 to May 25, 2019

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Aaron Freundschuh
Reviewer: 
Gavin Murray-Miller

Murray-Miller on Freundschuh, 'The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris'

Aaron Freundschuh. The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0082-9.

Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (SHARE) Published on H-Empire (August, 2018) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Breandán Mac Suibhne
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Mac Suibhne, 'The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland'

Breandán Mac Suibhne. The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. viii + 319 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873861-9.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Wayne State University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Tracey Rizzo, Steven Gerontakis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Rizzo and Gerontakis, 'Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World'

Tracey Rizzo, Steven Gerontakis, eds. Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 424 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-997834-2.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Concordia University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Stephen Jackson (University of Sioux Falls)

Author: 
Antoinette Burton
Reviewer: 
Jyoti Mohan

Mohan on Burton, 'Africa in the Indian Imagination: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation'

Antoinette Burton. Africa in the Indian Imagination: Race and the Politics of Postcolonial Citation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6167-1; $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6148-0.

Reviewed by Jyoti Mohan (Morgan State University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

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