Welcome to H-Empire, H-Net's interdisciplinary 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: Call for Papers, Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) 2023 Conference, “Remaking the Past,” Sacramento CA

Sacramento, host city for NCSA’s 2023 conference, lends itself to exploring issues of revivals and re-creations of the past. Sacramento’s nineteenth-century history encompassed California’s Gold Rush, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous populations, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, and the building of a capital city that became a stage for the reinventions–productive and problematic–of the past so central to the nineteenth century.

CFP: Second Call for Papers - Submissions Due August 29, 2022 | Comics and Graphic Novels in the World History Classroom | World History Bulletin

World History Bulletin is seeking quality essays, lesson plans, and classroom activities for inclusion in its upcoming Fall 2022 issue, “Comics and Graphic Novels in the World History Classroom.” The deadline for submissions is August 29, 2022.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt
Reviewer: 
Hilary N. Green

Green on Steinbock-Pratt, 'Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines'

Sarah Steinbock-Pratt. Educating the Empire: American Teachers and Contested Colonization in the Philippines. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 390 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-47312-5.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama) Published on H-Empire (February, 2020) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Leela Gandhi
Reviewer: 
Amanda Lagji

Lagji on Gandhi, 'Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction: Second Edition'

Leela Gandhi. Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction: Second Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xv + 275 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-17839-6.

Reviewed by Amanda Lagji (Pitzer College) Published on H-Empire (November, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Laura M. Zucconi
Reviewer: 
Tara Sewell-Lasater

Sewell-Lasater on Zucconi, 'Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome'

Laura M. Zucconi. Ancient Medicine: From Mesopotamia to Rome. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019. 400 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8028-6983-8.

Reviewed by Tara Sewell-Lasater (University of Houston) Published on H-Empire (October, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Victor Taki
Reviewer: 
Sean Pollock

Pollock on Taki, 'Tsar and Sultan: Russian Encounters with the Ottoman Empire'

Victor Taki. Tsar and Sultan: Russian Encounters with the Ottoman Empire. London: I.B.Tauris, 2016. 320 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78453-184-3.

Reviewed by Sean Pollock (Wright State University) Published on H-Empire (October, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

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