Welcome to H-CELEBRATION, H-Net's Network on the study of celebrations, festivals, holidays, memorials, and other public and private gatherings.
I. The H-CELEBRATION Network: Scope, Content, Purpose
H-Celebration seeks to bring together the far-flung fields of Celebration Studies, Festive Studies, and Holiday Studies. Much research and writing has been done in these areas, but with few common spaces for scholars and researchers and come together to discuss, share resources, and publish. Our aim is to unify the scholars who work in these area but need to fit themselves and interests into other departments, publications, conferences, and networks. H-Celebration will provide a fertile place and digital tools for this growing field to thrive.
H-CELEBRATION is edited by field experts approved by the network board and certified by H-Net’s Executive Council. The editors may for serve one-year and renew based on the terms outlined on our recruitment page. Editors that are unable to renew, their names are placed on our past editors page located on the network's front page. Editors are listed in the Network Staff List linked from the network’s front page. The lead editor among other duties, solicits postings through the Commons, approve new subscriptions, handle routine inquiries, and manage submissions,(subscribers with suggestions can it to send in ideas by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org). The lead editor also solicits and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net networks, H-CELEBRATION is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the network mission, 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 editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.02 of our council policies, located at:
For a list of current editors, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/167585/staffpage
III. Communicating Through the Network.
A full copy of the H-Net Council Policies and Bylaws and other important information may be found at: http://www.h-net.org/about/.
B. Contributions: The tone and content of H-CELEBRATION depends 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 internet and we invite you consult them.
-- ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NETWORK 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 network'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 as subscribers to the network. 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 discussion postings 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.
When you subscribe to the Commons, H-Net will send you a confirmation message containing important information about managing your subscription. For online help with your subscription see http://networks.h-net.org/help-desk, especially the “Getting Started” section. These guides will help you modify your notifications, unsubscribe from the network, change the e-mail address associated with your profile, and use your “My H-Net” page effectively. If you still have questions after reading the guides please email email@example.com.
V. The H-CELEBRATION Network Site
The H-CELEBRATION network site contains the following required information and services:
- The archives of the H-CELEBRATION 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.
H-CELEBRATION's daily activities are managed by the lead editor and is supported by the network editors on the team. Long-term policies are developed by the advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the lead editor. Board members should be actively engaged in supporting the network and should offer positivity, referee incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact the lead editor with ideas and concerns about H-CELEBRATION but you must be prepared to develop and implement your ideas from beginning to completion.
For a list of the current advisory board, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/167585/staffpage
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, egalitarian 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.
H-Net's Council Policies and Bylaws, along with a list of its officers and committees, is available at: http://www.h-net.org/about/
Among H-Net's many services are:
- Book and software reviews: timely, exhaustive, authoritative, professional, fast. Mailed through our lists and stored in searchable, printable, retrievable format on our site at http://www.h-net.org/reviews.
- Job guide postings: at regular intervals, H-Net offers employment information in a broad array of fields in the humanities and social sciences. https://www.h-net.org/jobs/home.php
- H-Net calendar: announcements of conferences, papers, and professional activities, archived and searchable at our web site. You can visit our site and sample these and other services, at: http://www.h-net.org/announce
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