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: Indigenous Communities and “Civilizing” Institutions in the Colonial and Postcolonial World (Oaxaca, 11-13 October 2018)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 20, 2018

CFP: "19th-Century Imperial Borderlands," North American Conference on British Studies Conference (Providence, October 25-28 2018)

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 1, 2018

CFC: New Book Series in Intercultural Transfer Studies with Anthem Press

We invite authors from the humanities and social sciences to submit book proposals and manuscripts for our new book series in Intercultural Transfer Studies. We seek manuscripts that highlight the interconnected nature of the modern world since the fifteenth century. Book proposals and manuscripts should focus on the processes of intercultural contacts and transfers that shaped human societies and cultures. The intercultural transfer paradigm allows us to study phenomena within the space these phenomena created, and which cuts across national spaces.

CFP: Seeking Panelist for AHA - Indigenous Auxiliaries in Imperial Armies

Dear H-Empire,

Myself and three other scholars of diverse interests (French Empire, British Empire, China) are seeking to put together an AHA panel on the roles of indigenous (or local) auxiliaries in imperial armies during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly in situations of inter-ethnic or anti-colonial conflict. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Eugene Rogan
Reviewer: 
Kevin Jones

Jones on Rogan, 'The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East'


Eugene Rogan. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 512 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-02307-3.

Reviewed by Kevin Jones (University of Georgia)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Heather Streets-Salter, Trevor R. Getz
Reviewer: 
Mark Doyle

Doyle on Streets-Salter and Getz, 'Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective'


Heather Streets-Salter, Trevor R. Getz. Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Maps. 592 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-021637-5.

Reviewed by Mark Doyle (Middle Tennessee State University)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Eileen M. Kane
Reviewer: 
J.P. Slight

Slight on Kane, 'Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca'


Eileen M. Kane. Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5423-3.

Reviewed by J.P. Slight (University of Cambridge)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Empire, Infrastructure, and Mobility

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

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