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Call for Applications: Istanbul Research Institute Grants 2023–2024
Istanbul Research Institute offers a variety of scholarship programs to researchers working on projects related to its departments of Byzantine, Ottoman, Atatürk and Republican-Era studies, and its “Istanbul and Music” Research Program.
CFP: Treaty-Making and Cross-Cultural Diplomacy in Asia (16th-20th centuries)
Manila, Philippines (on site only), 29 February – 2 March 2024
Call for papers
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ANN: 31 May - Matthew M. Booker and Kjell Ericson on Labour and Power in Transpacific Tidelands, 1945-1970s
Members of this list may be interested in the following event on Labour and Power in Transpacific Tidelands, 1945-1970s, organised by the Pacific Circle.
Remembering Ranajit Guha (1923-2023)
The Times of India reports that historian of South Asia and empire and father of Subaltern Studies Ranajit Guha died on Saturday at his home in Austria weeks short of his one-hundredth birthday.
H-Empire advisory board member Richard Price wrote this tribute to him on the occasion of Guha's 90th birthday:
Murray-Miller on Schill, 'Réveiller l'archive d'une guerre coloniale. Gaston Chérau, correspondant de guerre, 1911-1912'
Pierre Schill, ed. Réveiller l'archive d'une guerre coloniale. Gaston Chérau, correspondant de guerre, 1911-1912. Ivry-sur-Seine: Creaphis éditions, 2018. 478 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-35428-141-0.
Reviewed by Gavin Murray-Miller (Cardiff University) Published on H-Empire (June, 2021) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)
Eysturlid on Yellen, 'The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War'
Jeremy A. Yellen. The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War. Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Series. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 306 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-3554-7.
Reviewed by Lee Eysturlid (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) Published on H-Empire (April, 2021) Commissioned by Charles V. Reed (Elizabeth City State University)
Lanzillo on Robinson, 'The Muslim World in Modern South Asia: Power, Authority, Knowledge'
Francis Robinson. The Muslim World in Modern South Asia: Power, Authority, Knowledge. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2021. 419 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-8301-6.
Reviewed by Amanda Lanzillo (Princeton University) Published on H-Empire (April, 2021) Commissioned by Gemma Masson (University of Birmingham)
Hague on Abbenhuis and Morrell, 'The First Age of Industrial Globalization: An International History 1815-1918'
Maartje M. Abbenhuis, Gordon W. Morrell. The First Age of Industrial Globalization: An International History 1815-1918. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 324 pp. $88.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-6710-6; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-6709-0.