The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

This journal has established itself as an internationally respected forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth and in comparative European colonial experiences. Particular attention is given to imperial policy and rivalries; colonial rule and local response; the rise of nationalism; the process of decolonization and the transfer of power and institutions; the evolution of the Imperial and Commonwealth association in general; and the expansion and transformation of British culture. The journal also features a substantial review section of recent literature.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 47 (1)

The Rise and Fall of Hicky's Bengal Gazette (1780–2): A Study in Transoceanic Political Culture
vol. 47 (1): 1-27
Widows’ Men: The Admiralty Board, Precedent, and Pensions for the Widows of the Lost Franklin Expedition
vol. 47 (1): 28-50
Colonial and Provincial Separation Movements in Australia and New Zealand, 1856–1865
vol. 47 (1): 51-75
His Brother’s Keeper: Charles Livingstone and the ‘Failure’ of David Livingstone’s Zambezi Expedition
vol. 47 (1): 76-99
‘Unparalleled Opportunities’: The Indian Y.M.C.A.'s Army Work Schemes for Imperial Troops During the Great War (1914–1920)
vol. 47 (1): 100-137
Jewish Refugees in Cyprus and British Imperial Sovereignty in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1933–1949
vol. 47 (1): 138-166
Reluctant Humanitarians: British Policy Toward Refugees in Kenya During the Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935–1940
vol. 47 (1): 167-186

Volume 46 (6)

‘What has Ghana Got That We Haven't?’ Party Politics and Anti-Colonialism in Botswana, 1960–66: A Response to James Kirby
vol. 46 (6): 1037-1043
Imperial Connections: Frederick Lugard, Charles Hartley, and Hubert Lyautey’s English Influences
vol. 46 (6): 1044-1066
Empire, Colonial Enterprise, and Speculation: Cape Breton’s Coal Boom of the 1860s
vol. 46 (6): 1067-1095
Colonial Rule, Cultural Relations and the British Council in Cyprus, 1935–55
vol. 46 (6): 1096-1124
Inter-imperial Humanitarianism: The Macau Delegation of the Portuguese Red Cross during the Second World War
vol. 46 (6): 1125-1147
Campaigning Against Apartheid: The Rise, Fall and Legacies of the South Africa United Front 1960–1962
vol. 46 (6): 1148-1170

Volume 46 (4)

Reporting and Interpreting Legal Violence in Asia: The East India Company's Printed Accounts of Torture, 1603–24
vol. 46 (4): 603-626
‘[A] Mere Cloak for their Proud Contempt and Antipathy towards the African Race’: Imagining Britain’s West India Regiments in the Caribbean, 1795–1838
vol. 46 (4): 627-650
Serving the State: Empire, Expertise and the British Hemp Crisis of 1800–01
vol. 46 (4): 651-675
Designing Constitutions in Britain’s Mid-Nineteenth Century Empire – Indigenous Territorial Government in New Zealand and Retrieving Constitutional Histories
vol. 46 (4): 676-706
Lancashire's ‘War’ with Australia: Rethinking Anglo-Australian Trade and the Cultural Economy of Empire, 1934–36
vol. 46 (4): 707-730
Empire Day in Africa: Patriotic Colonial Childhood, Imperial Spectacle and Nationalism in Nigeria, 1905–60
vol. 46 (4): 731-757
Passports, Citizenship, Residency and Asylum: The Meanings of Decolonisation in Lesotho
vol. 46 (4): 758-783