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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.

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INQUIRY: Rhodesian Migration Data

I'm writing a chapter on British migration to Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) immediately prior to and after UDI in 1965. In particular, I'm interested in who these migrants were (i.e. geographical location/ occupational background). I have found data from the Rhodesian CSO on migration statistics. However, it only provides statistics on the number of migrants, and does not tell us who they were and where they came from.

CFP: Looted Art and Restitution in the Twentieth Century: Europe in transnational and global perspective (Cambridge, September 2014)

Call for Papers

International Conference

Looted Art and Restitution in the Twentieth Century:

Europe in transnational and global perspective

18-20 September 2014

Newnham College, Cambridge

CFP: Practices of Order: Colonial and Imperial Projects (Copenhagen, January 2015)

Call for Papers
Practices of Order: Colonial and Imperial Projects
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
28-30 January 2015


Confirmed keynote speakers:
- George Steinmetz
- Mariana Valverde
- Patrick Joyce
- Stephen Legg

With this conference we wish to explore practices developed by
colonial states and empires in order to govern the behavior of their
subject populations. Studies of colonialism and empire have
increasingly drawn attention to the problem of conceptualizing the

CFP: African Thoughts on (Neo-) Colonial Worlds: Steps towards an Intellectual History of Africa (Vienna, November 2014)

Call for Papers to the conference:

African Thoughts on (Neo-) Colonial Worlds: Steps towards an Intellectual History of Africa
6 – 7 November 2014
Department of African Studies,
University of Vienna, Austria

Call for contributions:

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