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: (Mis-)Representing Cultures and Objects (Stirling, May 2014)

A workshop titled '(Mis-)Representing Cultures and Objects- Critical Approaches to Museological Collections' is being conducted at the University of Stirling on 16 May 2014.  The workshop will critically examine, from a postcolonial context, the ways in which global cultures and associated materials have been represented in the contexts of museums.

For more, please see: http://misrepresentingcultures.wordpress.com

ANN: NEH Summer Seminar on "The Ottoman and Russian Empires: Citizenship, Belonging and Difference" (Washington DC, June 2014)

We invite applications to a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, "The Ottoman and Russian Empires: Citizenship, Belonging and Difference", to be held at George Washington University, June 9-27, 2014. The seminar is open to fourteen NEH Summer Scholars, teachers of US undergraduate students, drawn from different disciplines and two full-time graduate students. Deadline for applications is March 4, 2014.

CFP: Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America: A Historical Perspective (York, July 2014)

Diffusionist models of understanding the histories of medicine and health practices in non-European countries have increasingly been discredited. Instead, scholars now highlight the multi-directional movement of ideas and practices between Europe and other parts of the world, as well as the mutually-constitutive character of imperialism, post-colonial ideologies and development projects.

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