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.

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ANN: Seven 4-year doctoral scholarships are available at the Scuola Superiore Meridionale, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli (Italy), in the PhD program in Global History and Governance, a.y. 2022-2023

The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) in Naples invites applications for 7 fully-funded scholarships (of which 2 are funded by the EU via the PNRR) in the PhD program in Global History and Governance for the academic year 2022-2023

The Program: The PhD in Global History and Governance consists of an advanced course of study and research at the end of which the student defends a thesis based on original and independent scientific work.

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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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