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

ANN: Successfully Turn Your Dissertation into a Book or Series of Articles

The jump from dissertation to publication involves multiple stages and a critical shift in mindset on who your writing should be directed towards. Beth Luey, author of the book Handbook for Academic Authors (Cambridge University Press) and founder and director of the Scholarly Publishing Program at Arizona State University, has extensive experience supporting academics who made this leap. She will provide insight on:

ANN: Last Few Tickets Remaining | Catholic Record Society Hybrid Conference: Bar Convent, York and Online: 11-13 July

Dear all, 

The 64th Annual Catholic Record Society Conference takes place 11th-13th July at Bar Convent in York, UK and online. We have speakers from around the world speaking on diverse topics across British and Irish Catholic Studies, including lay and religious Catholic women's history; material culture; colonialism and imperialism; Catholic missions; and the intersection of Catholicism and the political state. 

Key speakers

Maria Power (Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University)

Kieran Taylor (University of Stirling, UK)

CFP: Belvedere Research Journal, First Issue

We are inviting the first round of submissions to the newly founded Belvedere Research Journal (BRJ), a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal. We seek articles that shed new light on the visual culture of the former Habsburg Empire and Central Europe broadly defined from the medieval period to the present day. We especially welcome contributions that situate Austrian art practices within the broader international context.

ANN: Past Imperfect podcast series

I am delighted to announce Past Imperfect, a podcast series looking at the history of India and the world. This series examines new scholarship on Indian history as well as works of global history which speak to all things subcontinental. The first episode of Past Imperfect -- where I speak with Ramachandra Guha about his latest book, Rebels Against the Raj, and the challenges of Indian biography -- is available here:

https://soundcloud.com/spjimrpodcast/episode-1-past-imperfect

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Bonnie G. Smith
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Smith, 'Modern Empires: A Reader'

Bonnie G. Smith. Modern Empires: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 416 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-937592-9.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Metropolitan Community College-Blue River) Published on H-Empire (December, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Krishan Kumar
Reviewer: 
Luke Gibbon

Gibbon on Kumar, 'Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World'

Krishan Kumar. Visions of Empire: How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. Illustrations, maps. 600 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-15363-6.

Reviewed by Luke Gibbon (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Published on H-Empire (December, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Andreana C. Prichard
Reviewer: 
David D. Hurlbut

Hurlbut on Prichard, 'Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1970'

Andreana C. Prichard. Sisters in Spirit: Christianity, Affect, and Community Building in East Africa, 1860-1970. African History and Culture Series. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-240-9.

Reviewed by David D. Hurlbut (Boston University) Published on H-Empire (December, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Joyce Tyldesley
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Turner

Turner on Tyldesley, 'Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon'

Joyce Tyldesley. Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 240 pp. $25.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98375-5.

Reviewed by Jennifer Turner (University of Birmingham) Published on H-Empire (September, 2018) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

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