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

ANN: New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-Empire list subscribers:

 

- “Four Centuries of Imperial Succession in the Comprador Pacific,” by Jason Oliver Chang

- “‘Happy for John Hay That He Is Dead’: Chinese Students in America and the U.S. Recognition Policy for the Republic of China, 1909-1913,” by Daniel M. DuBois

 

These articles can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.

 

ANN: Invitation to Join the Global Urban History Project

Scholars who study cities in relation to larger-scale and global phenomena are invited to become members of the Global Urban History Project, an effort to build sustained connections across professional associations within the growing hybrid field of global urban history.

The Project represents a merger of several networks of scholars in the field. The Project especially welcome scholars who focus on Global South urban questions and on pre-1850 periods.

CFP: Postcolonial Literature at PAMLA 2017 (Honolulu, 10-12 November 2018)

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for paper proposals in the topic area "Postcolonial Literature" for its 2017 conference. This standing session invites papers that explore any aspect of postcolonial literature. Papers that engage with the conference theme, "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing," are particularly welcome.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Walter Johnson
Reviewer: 
Hilary N. Green

Green on Johnson, 'River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom'


Walter Johnson. River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 560 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04555-2.

Reviewed by Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama)
Published on H-Empire (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Kate Darian-Smith, Penelope Edmonds, eds.
Reviewer: 
Richard N. Price

Price on Darian-Smith and Edmonds, 'Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim'


Kate Darian-Smith, Penelope Edmonds, eds. Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim. New York: Routledge, 2015. 270 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-74430-0.

Reviewed by Richard N. Price (University of Maryland)
Published on H-Empire (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Tony Ballantyne
Reviewer: 
Vincent O'Malley

O'Malley on Ballantyne, 'Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori, and the Question of the Body'


Tony Ballantyne. Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori, and the Question of the Body. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 376 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5826-8; $94.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5817-6.

Reviewed by Vincent O'Malley (HistoryWorks)
Published on H-Empire (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Edward A. Alpers
Reviewer: 
Sumit Guha

Guha on Alpers, 'The Indian Ocean in World History'


Edward A. Alpers. The Indian Ocean in World History. New Oxford World History Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Illustrations, maps. 172 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-533787-7; $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-516593-7.

Reviewed by Sumit Guha (The University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-Empire (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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