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: Announcing Winners of the LSA Awards

The Lagos Studies Association (LSA) is excited to announce the winners of its 2018 Distinguished Scholar Award; Distinguished Personality Award; and Best Doctoral Thesis in Lagos Studies Award. The awards will be formally presented to the winners at the closing ceremony of the 3rd Lagos Conference (University of Lagos) on June 23, 2018.

 

(1) Distinguished Scholar Award: Ayodeji Olukoju (Professor of History, University of Lagos)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jeremy Black
Reviewer: 
Andrew Keating

Keating on Black, 'The Great War and the Making of the Modern World'

Jeremy Black. The Great War and the Making of the Modern World. London: Continuum, 2011. xv + 337 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8264-4093-8.

Reviewed by Andrew Keating (University of California, Berkeley) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

No Longer A Mindless Slaughter: Revising the Great War

Author: 
Toyin Falola, Emily Brownell, A. G. Hopkins, eds.
Reviewer: 
Angela Thompsell

Thompsell on Falola and Brownell and Hopkins, 'Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins'

Toyin Falola, Emily Brownell, A. G. Hopkins, eds. Africa, Empire and Globalization: Essays in Honor of A. G. Hopkins. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2011. xxiv + 657 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-59460-915-2.

Reviewed by Angela Thompsell (The College at Brockport, SUNY) Published on H-Empire (January, 2012) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Theodore Koditschek
Reviewer: 
Bernard Porter

Porter on Koditschek, 'Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain'

Theodore Koditschek. Liberalism, Imperialism, and the Historical Imagination: Nineteenth-Century Visions of a Greater Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 368 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-76791-0.

Reviewed by Bernard Porter (University of Newcastle) Published on H-Empire (December, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Imperium et Libertas

Author: 
Sarah D. Shields
Reviewer: 
David Getman

Getman on Shields, 'Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II'

Sarah D. Shields. Fezzes in the River: Identity Politics and European Diplomacy in the Middle East on the Eve of World War II. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xi + 306 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-539331-6.

Reviewed by David Getman (Rice University) Published on H-Empire (November, 2011) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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