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

ANN: Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies Summer Term Programme

Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies
Summer Term 2014 Programme - Corrected Schedule

Friday 9 May 2014, 6.00–8.00pm
Pamela Gilbert (Florida): 'Body Objects and History: The Skin of the Marquis'


Monday 19 May 2014, 7.30–9.00pm
'Clouds: Objects, Metaphor, Phenomena'

Critical reflections on the work of Immanuel Wallerstein

     The US sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein maintains that there have been two types of world-systems in human history: empires and world-economies.  The former, which have been far more frequent, are characterized by a political unification; whereas the latter consist of various political entities that are unified by a geographical division of labor.  He maintains that as world-systems, both empires and world-economies rise and fall.  He draws upon the complexity theory of Ilya Prigogine in maintaining that all systems, natural and social, are generally characterized by non-equilibrium pr

TOC: Historical Reflections (Vol. 40, Issue 1) -War, Occupation and Empire in France and Germany

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue is titled War, Occupation, and Empire in France and Germany.


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