Member book, Crouzet Guillemette, Inventing the Middle East: Britain and the Persian Gulf in the Age of Global Imperialism

With apologies for cross posting, please find below the announcement of the publication of my book which could be of interest to members of the H-Asia network as it envisages the history of the Middle East in the 19th century from the perspective of British India.

Guillemette Crouzet, Inventing the Middle East: Britain and the Persian Gulf in the Age of Global Imperialism (Montreal/London: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2022, 304 Pages, ISBN 9780228014065).


ANN" New book--Undesirable

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to (somewhat belatedly) announce the publication of Undesirable: Passionate Mobility and Women's Defiance of French Colonial Policing, 1919-1952, by Chicago University Press (Nov. 15, 2022). Below, I've placed the editor's description of my book.

With my best,


Archival research into policing and surveillance of migrant women illuminates pressing contemporary issues.

New publication: William Carruthers, "Flooded Pasts: UNESCO, Nubia, and the Recolonization of Archaeology" (Cornell University Press, 2022)

Flooded Pasts examines a world famous yet critically underexamined event—UNESCO's International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia (1960–80)—to show how the project, its genealogy, and its aftermath not only propelled archaeology into the postwar world but also helped to "recolonize" it. In this book, William Carruthers asks how postwar decolonization took shape and what role a colonial discipline like archaeology—forged in the crucible of imperialism—played as the "new nations" asserted themselves in the face of the global Cold War.

New book announcement: The Disabled Child

Hello all, I'm writing to announce my book, The Disabled Child, is forthcoming next week (!) from University of Michigan Press. You can pre-order the book using the 30% off code: UMS23. You can also find an open access copy of the book in UMP's eBook collection:

Please feel free to share this announcement and the coupon code with your networks! 


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