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

PUB: Harleen Singh's The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India on New Books in South Asian Studies

Dear H-Empire,

In her beautifully written book The Rani of Jhansi: Gender, History, and Fable in India, Harleen Singh explores four representations of the famous warrior queen who led her troops into battle against the British in 1857, one of the watershed moments for the British Empire.

Harleen Singh discusses her book and future projects on the latest podcast from New Books in South Asian Studies. If you're interested you can take a listen here:

CFP: Writing Fieldwork (Princeton, April 2015)

A CFP which may be of interest to scholars working on the history of expeditions, travel writing, science and science in colonial/imperial spaces:

 

Writing Fieldwork: A symposium on writing in and about the field sciences

A Call for Papers

We invite contributions to a two-day symposium on fieldwork, its history, and the place of writing and texts within it, to be hosted by the Program in History of Science at Princeton University.

ANN: The ‘Virgin Lands Campaign’ in Kazakhstan, 1953-1970

Scholarship announcement for a research project on The ‘Virgin Lands Campaign’ in Kazakhstan, 1953-1970

Jacobs University Bremen is seeking a qualified PhD student (f/m) from Kazakhstan.

The research project is embedded in a larger research project on The International History of Rural Development since 1950 funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and coordinated by Marc Frey (Professor of Contemporary History/History of International Relations, Bundeswehr University Munich) and Corinna R. Unger (Professor of Modern European History, Jacobs University Bremen).

TOC: Journal of Early Modern History Vol. 18, No. 6

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Early Modern History is pleased to announce the publication of volume 18, issue 6, featuring articles from Daniel Hershenzon, Ali Anooshahr, and Margaret Meserve, as well as a number of book reviews. The contents are pasted below for your convenience. You can find this latest issue as well as back issues at our website.

Sincerely,

Alexander L. Wisnoski III, Assistant Editor

CFP: New frontiers, new spaces: Africa and the circulation of knowledge, 16th -19th centuries (Lisbon, July 2015)

Greetings,

CFP panel New frontiers, new spaces: Africa and the circulation of knowledge, 16th -19th centuries

Conference: Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges, CHAM International Conference, Lisbon, 15-18 July 2015

Convenors: Eugénia Rodrigues (IICT) and Mariana Candido (U. Kansas)

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