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: Rethinking the Afropolitan:The Ethics of Black Atlantic Masculinities on Display (Worcester MA, October 2017)

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Rethinking the Afropolitan: The Ethics of Black Atlantic Masculinities on Display

 

CFP: Imperial Cities: The Tsarist Empire, the Habsburg Empire and the Ottoman Empire in Comparison (Moscow, April 2018)

On behalf of my colleague Ulrich Hofmeister, please note the following CfP for a conference on "Imperial Cities: The Tsarist Empire, the Habsburg Empire and the Ottoman Empire in Comparison":

 

International Conference
German Historical Institute, Moscow, April 26-27, 2018

CFP: Panelists working on Imperialism/ Material Culture for The World History Assoc. Annual Conference (Milwaukee, 21-13 June 2018)

Hello everyone, I am interested in putting together a panel examining  material culture and imperialism broadly for the World History Assoc. annual conference taking place in Milwaukee on June 21-23, 2018. My paper will examine imperial museums and indigenous handicrafts exhibitions in British Malaya and SE Asia. I'm open to all geographic areas and imperial settings at this point. Transnational and comparative work would also work well. It would be great to have a mix of panelists in different stages of their careers as well. 

There is more information on the conference here:  

BLOG: Decisions more than a century ago explain why the U.S. has failed Puerto Rico in its time of need [Imperial & Global Forum]

“The Ill-Fated Sister:—A Case of Unjust Discrimination.” A forlorn female Puerto Rico looks on as President McKinley rides past, carrying a well-dressed female Hawaii and Uncle Sam on a buggy labeled “Free Trade.” Puck 47 (April 25, 1900).

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jason Stearns
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Stearns, 'Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa'


Jason Stearns. Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. New York: PublicAffairs, 2012. 417 pp. $16.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61039-107-8.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College)
Published on H-Empire (June, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

"Where elephants fight the grass is trampled"

Author: 
Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid, eds.
Reviewer: 
James F. Stark

Stark on Johnson and Khalid, 'Public Health in the British Empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960'


Ryan Johnson, Amna Khalid, eds. Public Health in the British Empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and the Practice of Public Health, 1850-1960. New York: Routledge, 2011. 208 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89041-0.

Reviewed by James F. Stark (University of Leeds)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Timothy Stapleton
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Stapleton, 'African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80'


Timothy Stapleton. African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1923-80. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2011. xii + 313 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-380-5.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Florencia E. Mallon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Chris Herbert

Herbert on Mallon, 'Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas'


Florencia E. Mallon, ed. Decolonizing Native Histories: Collaboration, Knowledge, and Language in the Americas. Narrating Native Histories Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. vi + 262 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5137-5; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5152-8.

Reviewed by Chris Herbert (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2012)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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