About this Network

Welcome to the H-Antisemitism network!

I. The H-Antisemitism Network: Scope, Content, Purpose.

Our network has a long history in close cooperation with H-Holocaust. In the 1990s it was mostly a network of Holocaust survivors and then increasingly Holocaust scholars. Yocheved Menashe ran both networks for the past two decades.

H-Antisemitism proposes to facilitate the exchange of scholarly information on the subject of antisemitism, conceived as broadly as possible. Without chronological or disciplinary limitations, H-Antisemitism seeks to enable scholars to communicate research and teaching interests, discuss methodology, comment upon current historiography, and share information about new data, sources of funding, and publishing. It will explore with its subscribers new ways of making electronic communications a useful tool for serious students of antisemitism.

The moderators see it as their task to weed out extraneous postings and to make every effort to keep the list functioning as a medium of scholarly discourse. Postings shall in no way be censored. Nor will they have to conform to some preconceived philosophy or agenda. However, the moderators propose to distribute only those messages which meet the standards of scholarly seriousness and reasonably good manners. Let us emphasize that our intention is not to exclude for the sake of exclusion but rather to maintain quality. We are well aware that valuable contributions can come from people who have published little or nothing in the field. When doubt arises as to the suitability of a posting, the moderators will be advised by the board.

Subscription is free of charge and all are welcome. Contributors to H-Antisemitism give the limited right to redistribute their postings on the H-NET system, have them stored in H-NET files, logs, and gophers. Authors do not thereby surrender their copyright privileges. Any other reproduction of the text outside H-NET must have either the permission of the author or follow fair use practices.

II. Editors

To view H-Antisemitism’s editors, please access:

Network Editors moderate all proposed messages to a network other than reviews and develop diverse kinds of academic content, from conference reports to blog series to podcasts.

Review Editors commission reviews of books and other relevant academic material, such as movies and museum exhibits, through a formal process structured around H-Net’s Reviews Management System.

The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The editors will solicit postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will assist people in managing subscriptions and setting up options, will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-Antisemitism can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net lists, H-Antisemitism is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. Please read section III below for details about ownership, style, formatting, and content of your messages. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our bylaws, located at: http://www.h-net.org/about/policies.php

III. Communicating Through the Network

A. Copyright notice. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. H-Net considers all messages posted to its lists to be a form of publication. All contributions to H-Antisemitism fall under Art. II, Sec. 2.04 of the H-Net Bylaws concerning copyright and intellectual property:

"Although authors of messages to H-Net lists retain the copyright in those messages, sending a message to an H-Net list for posting will constitute permission to H-Net and its subscribers for electronic distribution and downloading for nonprofit educational purposes with proper attribution to the author, the originating list, and the date of original posting. Original messages to H-Net lists are not in the public domain, and may not be used for other than educational, nonprofit purposes without the permission of the copyright holder and notification to H-Net." In general, the author retains copyright rights to publication of any submission to the list, and grants to H-Antisemitism and H-Net permission to store, disseminate with full attribution, and make available to subscribers such submissions without further permission. Postings (such as H-Net reviews) that are commissioned by H-Net are copyrighted by H-Net and may be reprinted for nonprofit, educational purposes with proper attribution to the author, location, and H-Net. A full copy of the H-Net Constitution and Bylaws and other important information may be found on the World Wide Web at: http://www.h-net.org/about/.

B. Contributions: "Netiquette." The tone and content of H-Antisemitism depend directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet. A number of excellent guides to online behavior and style are available on the World Wide Web; we invite you consult them.

-- ALL MAIL TO THE LIST MUST BE SIGNED. If your profile on the H-Net Commons is not filled out with a valid name and affiliation the editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed.

-- CONTENT: Editors retain the right to review material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the list's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed from the subscription list. H-Net permanently archives its content on the H-Net Commons.  Do not submit material that you consider to be of a private nature or that you would not want available to future readers.

-- STYLE: the default editorial style for the list is that of a letter to the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in Webster's Third International Dictionary."). Avoid excessive quotation of messages you refer or reply to.

-- FORMAT: While you can submit your posts to the Commons using various fonts, styles and formatting these may be edited by the editor for uniformity and readability.

IV. Technical Information

Subcribing to H-Antisemitism:

Membership in H-Antisemitism requires a Master's Degree in a university discipline, preferably but not limited to, the disciplines dealing with antisemitism and/or The Holocaust (HaShoah). Students in master's degree programs will be considered for membership on recommendation from his or her professor within this discipline.

Applicants must fill in each line item on the profile. Incomplete profiles will not be processed, and all applications are verified for authenticity.

V. The H-Antisemitism Network Site

The H-Antisemitism network site contains the following information and services:

- The archives of the H-Antisemitism network discussions and other uploaded content
- The network's official documents: its about page, lists of board members and editors, contact information, and other founding and information documents.
- Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other networks.

VI. Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members advise editors on the overall health and development of their network, help set network policies within the
bounds of H-Net’s guidelines, and on occasion mediate disputes concerning editorial decisions. Precise roles vary across networks, but
board members may, for example, help with recruitment, serve as discussants on their network’s comment feed, and help editors design and
implement new projects. Current board members are

Sina Arnold, Catherine Chatterley, Amy Elman, Paul Hanebrink, Gunther Jikeli, Lesley Klaff, Kathy Lavezzo, Cary Nelson,
Gil Ribak, Alvin Rosenfeld, and Peter Staudenmaier.

H-Antisemitism's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the advisory board.

VII. Our Parent Organization: H-Net

H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources. The goals of H-NET networks are to enable scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to share information on electronic databases; and to test new ideas and share comments on the literature in their fields.

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