This chapter addresses a dimension of imperial history rarely talked about: the role of imperial archives in shaping the imaginations of historians who rely upon them for the stories they tell, the (counter)narratives they craft, and the political interventions they make. It argues that archives affect people differently depending on their gender, nationality, class, race, age, and sexuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender and Empire
EditorsPhilippa Levine
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199249503
ISBN (Print)9780191697821
StatePublished - 2007


  • Gender
  • Historical knowledge
  • Imperial archives
  • Imperial power
  • Museological
  • Nationality
  • Race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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