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: "The Neo-Victorian and the Late-Victorian": "Imperial Nostalgia" Strand (Virtual/Brighton, 2-3 September 2021)

Dear all

The co-organisers of the conference below would like to direct your attention to one of the three strands (Texts, Media, Politics) of this two-day event on 'The Neo-Victorian and the Late-Victorian'. The strand on 'Politics' welcomes papers on any topic that might be relevant to the overarching theme of the conference, but we are particularly interested in papers on imperial nostalgia as a topic, whether contemporary or historical, ideally (but not necessarily) with regard to the late-Vcitorian (high-noon imperialism) period:

ANN: "Capital Punitshment and the British Empire" New Podcast

The Scottish Centre for Global History has released a new podcast "Capital Punitshment and the British Empire", which might interest this group. April Jackson of the University of Leicester discusses her PhD research with Anna Adima (podcast host) about the employment of capital punishment in the British Empire and how its legacy has affected the postcolonial nations. 

Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/385N1scoSSdfAHfXI20r9m?si=Unn5U9k6TUa2CT7S7TyKEQ 

ANN: Scottish Centre for Global History - Graduate Student Public History Blog

Since August, the Scottish Centre for Global History has been publishing weekly blogs from graduate students from all over the world that demonstrate the diversity of global history. Graduate students have showcased their research to a public audience using this accessible format. The blog intends to advance the awareness of global history by increasing its presence in public spaces.

ANN: "On the Contested Times of Hagia Sophia" Zoom Conversation

Dear Colleagues,

Please feel welcome to join me for a discussion with Shannon Dawdy as part of the University of Chicago's 3CT "Things in Theory" conversation series this coming Monday, 5 April, at 12:00 PM Chicago /19:00 CET. 

With apologies for cross posting, and warm wishes,

 

Jeremy Walton

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory presents:

 

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kyle Harper
Reviewer: 
Carson Bay

Bay on Harper, 'The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire'

Kyle Harper. The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. The Princeton History of the Ancient World Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017. Maps. 440 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16683-4.

Reviewed by Carson Bay (Florida State University) Published on H-Empire (August, 2018) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Aaron Freundschuh
Reviewer: 
Gavin Murray-Miller

Murray-Miller on Freundschuh, 'The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris'

Aaron Freundschuh. The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Paris. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5036-0082-9.

Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (SHARE) Published on H-Empire (August, 2018) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)

Author: 
Breandán Mac Suibhne
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Mac Suibhne, 'The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland'

Breandán Mac Suibhne. The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. viii + 319 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873861-9.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Wayne State University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)

Author: 
Tracey Rizzo, Steven Gerontakis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on Rizzo and Gerontakis, 'Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World'

Tracey Rizzo, Steven Gerontakis, eds. Intimate Empires: Body, Race, and Gender in the Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 424 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-997834-2.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Concordia University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2018) Commissioned by Stephen Jackson (University of Sioux Falls)

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