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: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (Binghamton NY, Apr 2015)

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (6th Annual)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
April 18, 2015
“Partitions and/of Empire”
Keynote: John Carlos Rowe, University of Southern California
Deadline for Proposal Submission: March 2, 2015

INQUIRY: Resources on Native-American/US/Canada Relations in 19th Century


I am looking for a good and clear source comparing American and British colonial policies regarding the Natives in the first half of the nineteenth century. Or, if no such comparison exists, at least a book/article dealing with Native policies in Canada (technically British North America) in the first half of the 19th century, after the end of the 1812 war - I am interested in land policies and treaties between the Native nations and the colonial government (in Canada) and the federal or state governemnts in the US. 

Thank you in advance,

ANN: New and Forthcoming Publications

Dear H-Empire members,

This is a list of new and forthcoming publications by members:

Barton C. Hacker, “White Man’s War. Coloured Man’s Labour: Working for the British Army on the Western Front.” Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 38.3 (2014): 27-44.

David Schorr, “Water Law in British-Ruled Palestine,” Water History 6.3 (2014): 247-263. DOI 10.1007/s12685-014-0103-9.

ANN: Africanizing Technology at Wesleyan University (March 5-6th)

I am pleased to announce the upcoming Africanizing Technology conference at Wesleyan University from March 5-6th, 2015.  Please see the conference program listed below.

Laura Ann Twagira

Conference Organizer 



Africanizing Technology

Wesleyan University


Conference Program


Thursday, March 5th


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