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: "Imperial Legacies of 1919" Conference (18-20, April 2019)

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for the "Imperial Legacies of 1919" conference at the University of North Texas, April 18-20, 2019.

The conference includes keynote addresses by Dr. Susan Kingsley Kent (Colorado) and Shrabani Basu, film screenings (Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" at Alamo Drafthouse and "Victoria & Abdul" featuring a discussion with Shrabani Basu), panels, and roundtables on the themes of war and empire.

ANN: Ristow Prize for the Best Essay in the History of Cartography, Sponsored by the Washington Map Society

Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2019 Ristow Prize competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to compete.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Heather Streets-Salter, Trevor R. Getz
Reviewer: 
Gregg French

French on Streets-Salter and Getz, 'Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective'

Heather Streets-Salter, Trevor R. Getz. Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Maps. 592 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-021637-5.

Reviewed by Gregg French (Western University) Published on H-Empire (February, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50727

Author: 
John McAleer, John M. MacKenzie, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen Hague

Hague on McAleer and John M. MacKenzie and eds., 'Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire'

John McAleer, John M. MacKenzie, eds. Exhibiting the Empire: Cultures of Display and the British Empire. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. Illustrations. 304 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5261-1835-6.

Reviewed by Stephen Hague (Rowan University) Published on H-Empire (February, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Martin Thomas, Richard Toye
Reviewer: 
Christina Carroll

Carroll on Thomas and Toye, 'Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956'

Martin Thomas, Richard Toye. Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 320 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-874919-6.

Reviewed by Christina Carroll (Kalamazoo College) Published on H-Empire (December, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50683

Author: 
Dina Gusejnova
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Gusejnova, 'European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957'

Dina Gusejnova. European Elites and Ideas of Empire, 1917-1957. New Studies in European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 360 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-12062-4.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College) Published on H-Empire (November, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50705

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