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

British Press Control in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1936—39
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Shaping of National Identities in the Second World War
Orientalism at Work? Dundee's Response to Competition from Calcutta, circa 1870–1914
The Scramble for East Africa: British Motives Reconsidered, 1884–95
‘A book is a book, all the world over’: New Zealand and the Colonial Writing World 1890–1945
‘The Laws of his Own Country’: Defamation, Banishment and the Problem of Legal Pluralism in the 1820s Cape Colony

Volume 43 (3)

The Influence of ‘Benthamite’ Philosophies on British Colonial Policy on New Zealand in the Era of the Treaty of Waitangi
vol. 43 (3): 367-386
Peasant Settlers and the ‘Civilising Mission’ in Russian Turkestan, 1865–1917
vol. 43 (3): 387-417
Wesleyan Methodists, Humanitarianism and the Zulu Question, 1878–87
vol. 43 (3): 418-437
The Trans-Saharan Railway and the Politics of Imperial Expansion, 1890–1900
vol. 43 (3): 438-462
The Long Goodbye: British Agency in the Creation of Navies for India and Pakistan
vol. 43 (3): 463-488
Beyond Talwar: A Cultural Reappraisal of the 1946 Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
vol. 43 (3): 489-508
‘Playing the Russian Game’: Black Radicalism, the Press, and Colonial Office Attempts to Control Anti-Colonialism in the Early Cold War, 1946–50
vol. 43 (3): 509-534
Special Rights in the Malaysian Constitution and the Framers' Dilemma, 1956–57
vol. 43 (3): 535-556

Volume 43 (2)

Collective Action when Needed: The Kingston Chamber of Commerce in Jamaica, 1778–85
vol. 43 (2): 165-188
‘Caution! The Bread is Poisoned’: The Hong Kong Mass Poisoning of January 1857
vol. 43 (2): 189-209
Empires of Sentiment; Intimacies from Death: David Livingstone and African Slavery ‘at the Heart of the Nation’
vol. 43 (2): 210-237
Sanitation, Disease and Public Health in Sierra Leone, West Africa, 1895–1922: Case Failure of British Colonial Health Policy
vol. 43 (2): 238-266
Falling off the Map: South Africa, Antarctica and Empire, c. 1919–59
vol. 43 (2): 267-291
Rethinking the Rise and Fall of the Malayan Security Service, 1946–48
vol. 43 (2): 292-316