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: The Late Ottoman and Russian Empires (NEH Seminar)

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. Scholars working and teaching in their own areas are historiographies are encouraged to apply. Projects need not be comparative (involve Russian comparison for the Ottomanists or vice versa).

INQUIRY: The making (drafting/thinking) of the 1763 Royal Proclamation


I'm a lawyer who is doing a PhD at the University of Ottawa (History Department), and I'm looking into the 1763 'nuts and bolts' of the decision-making and drafting of the Royal Proclamation of that same year.  I have identified a number of books and articles which only deal in passing with what I am looking for (including their bibliographies e.g. Jennings, Dowd, Shannon, Calloway, Hinderaker, Richter, Benton, ...). Neither have I found (yet?) satisfactory website links to access primary sources dealing with this specific moment of history.


Recent Reviews