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: Call for Panelists/Papers for AHA 2019 Chicago (Cultural Disloyalty and Imperial Residues in the Decolonizing Twentieth Century)

Dear colleagues,

I am hoping to recruit fellow scholars of the twentieth century empires who are interested in presenting work related to cultural production and processes of decolonization in Caribbean and/or African, Asian societies to collaborate at A/H/A 2019 in Chicago.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Marc Matera
Reviewer: 
Anne Rush

Rush on Matera, 'Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century'


Marc Matera. Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015. 414 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-28430-2.

Reviewed by Anne Rush (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Sumit Guha
Reviewer: 
Matthew Cook

Cook on Guha, 'Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present'


Sumit Guha. Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. xviii + 236 pp. $127.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-24918-9.

Reviewed by Matthew Cook (North Carolina Central University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Karl Galinsky, Kenneth Lapatin, eds.
Reviewer: 
Carson Bay

Bay on Galinsky and Lapatin, 'Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire'


Karl Galinsky, Kenneth Lapatin, eds. Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2016. 376 pp. $85.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60606-462-7.

Reviewed by Carson Bay (Florida State University)
Published on H-Empire (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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