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.
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In about a month the fourth Global Humanitarianism Research Academy (GHRA) will meet for one week of academic training at the University of Exeter before continuing with archival research at the ICRC Archives in Geneva. The Research Academy addresses early career researchers who are working in the related fields of humanitarianism, international humanitarian law, peace and conflict studies as well as human rights covering the period from the 18th to the 20th century.
We are pleased to invite you to the workshop "Gender and empire: A trans-imperial approach to gender politics and the colonial state, 1848-1945". The workshop will take place at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, on 18-20 June 2018.
Dear H-Empire members,
Please continue to send me new and forthcoming publications so that I can include them in this recurrent series of posts.
This is a list of new and forthcoming publications of interest to members:
Culture has served as a “weapon of the struggle” during the Cold War. It played a central role in leftist literary circles, socialist realist poetry and muralism, as well as in the CIA-backed Congress for Cultural Freedom, whose artist groups embraced Abstract Expressionism and modernist poetry.
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 Mark Doyle (Middle Tennessee State University) Published on H-Empire (September, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed
Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=44741
Eileen M. Kane. Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. 256 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5423-3.
Reviewed by J.P. Slight (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Empire (September, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed
Empire, Infrastructure, and Mobility
Benjamin Allen Coates. Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 296 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-049595-4.
Reviewed by Jingbin Wang (Elizabeth City State University) Published on H-Empire (May, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed
Legalism and the American Empire
Ashwin Desai, Goolam Vahed. The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire. South Asia in Motion Series. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015. 344 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9608-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8047-9717-7.
Reviewed by Paul Landau (University of Maryland and University of Johannesburg) Published on H-Empire (May, 2017) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed