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: "Colonized Manuscripts: Appropriation, Dislocation and (Post-)Colonial Epistemics since the Age of Empire"

International Conference, Hamburg, 6./7. February 2023

Whilst the debate on colonial art in European museums has been in the limelight, and restitution is seriously considered, written artefacts have strangely been absent from the discussion. However as with artistic objects a significant part of manuscripts and early prints from outside of Europe in libraries, archives and museums of the Global North were appropriated within colonial contexts.

Seminar: Travellers in Ottoman Lands: The Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond UPDATED PROGRAMME

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below the updated programme for the Travellers in Ottoman Lands seminar to be held next month in Sarajevo.

 

Registration is still open and all details can be found on the ASTENE website here: https://www.astene.org.uk/current-events/travellers-in-ottoman-lands

 

TIOL 2. Seminar. Travellers in Ottoman Lands: the Balkans, Anatolia and Beyond

ANN: Uneasy Neighbours: Conflict and Control in the Colonial City, c. 1870–1940 (On Site / Zoom)

VENUE: Bremen, Germany
ZOOM: https://uni-bremen.zoom.us/my/uneasyneighbours

The conference explores ideas, experiences, and memories of neighbours and neighbourhoods in the colonial city. 

It brings together historians, sociologists, and urban scholars of the Mediterranean, sub-Saharan Africa, and South East Asia to discuss new avenues in the research of living together and living apart in colonial cities. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
G. W. Bowersock
Reviewer: 
Timothy J. Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald on Bowersock, 'The Crucible of Islam'

G. W. Bowersock. The Crucible of Islam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017. 240 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-05776-0.

Reviewed by Timothy J. Fitzgerald (James Madison University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Sumita Mukherjee
Reviewer: 
Tracey Rizzo

Rizzo on Mukherjee, 'Indian Suffragettes: Female Identities and Transnational Networks'

Sumita Mukherjee. Indian Suffragettes: Female Identities and Transnational Networks. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xvi + 292 pages. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-948421-8.

Reviewed by Tracey Rizzo (UNC Asheville) Published on H-Empire (March, 2019) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
James White

White on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by James White (Ural Federal University) Published on H-Empire (January, 2019) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53030

Author: 
Elizabeth Swanson, James Brewer Stewart, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew Kettler

Kettler on Swanson and Stewart, 'Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries'

Elizabeth Swanson, James Brewer Stewart, eds. Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries. Slaveries since Emancipation Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 376 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63736-4; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18662-0.

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