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: Reference Cultures and Imagined Empires in Western History: Global Perspectives, 1815-2000 (Utrecht Netherlands, June 2014)

Reference Cultures and Imagined Empires in Western History:

Global Perspectives, 1815-2000

 11-13 June 2014

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Call for Papers

ANN: International Summer School on “Multiple Modernities” (Göttingen, Germany, September 2014)

Explicitly or implicitly, the Euro-American path to modernity has long been taken as a standard model, indeed as a definition of modernity in general. Individualization, the rule of law, technologisation, social differentiation, and secularization were seen as its inevitable manifestations. Regions of the world falling short of this “package” have been considered as in need of development by colonial rule or other forms of tutelage.

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