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: 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.

CFP (Reminder): “Rebellion as Revolution in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions” (AHA Panel proposal)

A reminder that if you would like to be part of this panel to send your abstract and CV to leliot@email.sc.edu by February 7.

CfP – “Rebellion as Revolution in the Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions” (AHA Panel proposal)

ANN: New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Empire list subscribers:

- “Protecting Slaves and Aborigines: The Legacies of European Colonialism in the British Empire” by Christina Twomey

- “A Voice for Slaves: The Office of the Fiscal in Berbice and the Beginning of Protection in the British Empire, 1819-1834” by Trevor Burnard

- “Archives of Protection: Language, Dispossession, and Resistance in 1840s Port Phillip District and New Zealand” by Rachel Standfield

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed
Reviewer: 
Paul Landau

Landau on Desai and Vahed, 'The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire'


Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed. The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire. South Asia in Motion Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 344 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9608-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9717-7.

Reviewed by Paul Landau (University of Maryland and University of Johannesburg)
Published on H-Empire (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Arthur J. Ray
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Ray, 'Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History'


Arthur J. Ray. Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4743-8.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks)
Published on H-Empire (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

At the Interface of Law and History

Author: 
Bill Nasson
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Nasson, 'History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016'


Bill Nasson. History Matters: Selected Writings, 1970-2016. Cape Town and Johannesburg: Penguin Random House South Africa, 2016. 204 pp. $20.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-77609-027-3.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Richard Bourke
Reviewer: 
Gavin Murray-Miller

Murray-Miller on Bourke, 'Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke'


Richard Bourke. Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 1,032 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14511-2.

Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (Cardiff University)
Published on H-Empire (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

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