In July 2021, the Transimperial History Network launched a new blog to explore the history of interactions across empires. Transimperial history is an approach that begins from the assumption that empires both dominated world history until the 1960s and engendered postcolonial afterlives that continue to shape societies around the globe until the present, thus enabling us to reveal connections between and across empires.
At present, contributors of transimperialhistory.com are members of a network that emerged from the international conference “Trans-imperial Cooperation and Transfers in the Age of Colonial Globalization” held in Erfurt and Gotha, Germany, in March 2018. The event brought together researchers from various disciplines, specializing in different colonial empires. The Transimperial History Blog gives researchers the opportunity to engage in scholarly exchange, publish their research, report from archives that hold relevant collections for transimperial history, and introduce their books. We invite colleagues from around the world to join our network and contribute to the blog. We are committed to engaging with a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints and especially invite individuals from underrepresented communities to participate in the project. On 13 September, 2pm (CET), we will have an online meeting to discuss the future of our network and the associated blog. If you are interested in joining us, please send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org.