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

Dunkirk, the War and the Amnesia of the Empire (New York Times)

Two and a half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II. But they are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher Nolan’s new film “Dunkirk,” which does not feature any of the Indian soldiers who were present at the battle.

CFP: Lagos Studies Association Panels at the ASA-UK meeting (Birmingham, September 2018)

The Lagos Studies Association (LSA) is organizing panels at the conference of the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom, which will be held at the University of Birmingham, September 11-13, 2018. The organizers of the conference have accepted our proposed thematic streams (see below).

ANN: Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (Zurich, 24-27 August 2017)

Dear List Members,

The following is an announcement of an international conference hosted by the Section for East Asian Art History at the University of Zurich.

Conference of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

To be held at the University of Zurich

August 24-27, 2017

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Karl Galinsky, Kenneth Lapatin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Carson Bay

Bay on Galinsky and Lapatin, 'Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire'


Karl Galinsky, Kenneth Lapatin, eds. Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016. 376 pp. $85.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60606-462-7.

Reviewed by Carson Bay (Florida State University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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

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