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

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. 

CFP: Ηurt and Ηealing: The 19th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies (Birmingham, 2 June 2018)

Apologies for any cross-posting:

 

‘Hurt and Healing: people, texts, and material culture in the Eastern Mediterranean’.

The 19th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium

2nd June 2018

The Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 19th Postgraduate Colloquium of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Seeking Panelists for AHA

Hi,

I'd like to put together a panel on domestic servants in the empire for the AHA. I will be presenting a paper on gendered meanings of a dialect of Swahili used by Kenyan whites with their servants. Papers that consider issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality would be particularly welcome.

If you are interested, please email me at ewwilliams@umass.edu as soon as possible so we can try to get the panel submitted by the Feb. 15 deadline.

Best,

Elizabeth Williams

WGSS, Umass Amherst

ANN: Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twentieth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2017 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. Beginning on January 2, 2018, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat
Reviewer: 
T.E. Rihll

Rihll on Andreau and Descat, 'The Slave in Greece and Rome'

Jean Andreau, Raymond Descat. The Slave in Greece and Rome. Translated by Marion Leopold. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 198 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-299-28374-2.

Reviewed by T.E. Rihll (Swansea University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Rihll on Andreau and Descat

Author: 
Caroline Frank
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Marshall

Marshall on Frank, 'Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America'

Caroline Frank. Objectifying China, Imagining America: Chinese Commodities in Early America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xiii + 257 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-26027-3; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-26028-0.

Reviewed by Jennifer Marshall (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) Published on H-Empire (November, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
D. M. Leeson
Reviewer: 
Shane Nagle

Nagle on Leeson, 'The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence'

D. M. Leeson. The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xvi + 294 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959899-1.

Reviewed by Shane Nagle (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-Empire (October, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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