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: Seeking Panelists, "The Empire in Contemporary Britain" NACBS 2019 (Vancouver, 14-17 November 2019)

I’m looking for co-conspirators on a panel proposal for the NACBS meeting in Vancouver (November 2019). The panel would  focus on ways in which the Empire  figures in contemporary British politics, society, and/or culture. My paper would be: “Sorry Situations: The British Empire in the politics of official regret, 1995 to the present.” 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Faye Caronan
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Caronan, 'Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique'

Faye Caronan. Legitimizing Empire: Filipino American and U.S. Puerto Rican Cultural Critique. Asian American Experience Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 208 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08080-7; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03925-6.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University) Published on H-Empire (October, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

Author: 
Fearghal McGarry
Reviewer: 
Aidan Beatty

Beatty on McGarry, 'The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916'

Fearghal McGarry. The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916. Centenary Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 400 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-873234-1.

Reviewed by Aidan Beatty (Concordia University) Published on H-Empire (October, 2016) Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Stefan Manz
Reviewer: 
Martin Kalb

Kalb on Manz, 'Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918'

Stefan Manz. Constructing a German Diaspora: The "Greater German Empire", 1871-1918. Oxford: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. 360 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-89226-1.

Reviewed by Martin Kalb (Bridgewater College) Published on H-Empire (September, 2016) Commissioned by Stephen Jackson

Author: 
Anthony Pagden
Reviewer: 
Matthew G. Stanard

Stanard on Pagden, 'The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present'

Anthony Pagden. The Burdens of Empire: 1539 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 302 pp. $29.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-18828-9.

Reviewed by Matthew G. Stanard (Berry College) Published on H-Empire (September, 2016) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed

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