About this Network

H-Podcast examines podcasting as a form, medium, system for content creation and delivery, as well as a theory and movement.

The banner and graphics on H-Podcast were designed by Pazau Moua.

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

H-Podcast will examine podcasting as a form and academic subject onto itself. It will explore the idea of podcasting, its forms, its place in the media landscape, as well as the social and community ecosystem some podcasts create and nurture. The audience for H-Podcast will likely be scholars who research and write about podcasting, who podcast themselves and for people involved in podcasting that want to discuss what they do in an academic and professional setting. While there are professional podcast associations, they all have membership fees and are organized along other broadcasting organizations and associations. H-Podcast is free online and discusses the podcast form beyond the skills and information solely for broadcasting.

II. Editors

H-Podcast is edited by field experts approved by the network board and certified by H-Net’s Executive Council.  The editors serve two-year renewable terms and rotate their duties. Editors are listed in the Network Staff List linked from the network’s front page. The editors will solicit postings through the Commons, will approve new subscriptions, will handle routine inquiries, and manage submissions. Anyone with suggestions about what H-Podcast can and might do is invited to send in ideas by writing to the editorial address, editorial-podcast@mail.h-net.msu.edu. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences,  listings of sessions at conventions, relevant job postings from the H-Net Job Guide, etc.). Like all H-Net networks, H-Podcast 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 outlined in Article II, Section 2.02 of our council policies, located at:


For a list of current editors, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/84048/staffpage

III. Communicating Through the Network

A. Copyright notice. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. H-Net considers all messages posted to its forums to be a form of publication. Unless otherwise arranged with H-Net, all contributions to H-Podcast are subject to H-Net’s Terms of Use and its policies concerning copyright and intellectual property, Art. III, Sec. 3.01-3.08 of the H-Net Council Policies. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of H-Net's terms of use and policies. Users of the site verify that they are authorized by copyright holders to submit content to H-Net for publication according to those terms of use, including the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License linked here http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/. Unless otherwise indicated, reviews commissioned by H-Net and published under its imprint are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

A full copy of the H-Net Council Policies and Bylaws and other important information may be found at: https://networks.h-net.org/h-net

B. Contributions: The tone and content of H-Podcast 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 is 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. The instructions provided there 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 help@mail.h-net.msu.edu or call us at +1 (517) 884-5967 Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.

V. The H-Podcast Network Site

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

  • The archives of the H-Podcast 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 informational documents.

  • Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other networks that have been compiled by the network's editors and subscribers.

VI. Advisory Board

H-Podcast's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the editors and advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the current editor. Board members may referee incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the network and make active contributions to discussion; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact any or all of the editorial board members with ideas and concerns about H-Podcast.

For a list of the current advisory board, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/84048/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: https://networks.h-net.org/h-net

Among H-Net's many services are:

  • H-Net Reviews: Timely, authoritative, and professional scholarly reviews of books and multimedia content commissioned and edited by H-Net Council certified review editors. Published on individual networks and stored in a searchable, printable, retrievable format on our site at http://www.h-net.org/reviews. To express interest in reviewing or review editing for H-Podcast, please write to the Managing Editor of H-Net Reviews at ellio252@mail.h-net.org.

  • H-Net Job Guide: At regular intervals, H-Net offers employment information in a broad array of fields in the humanities and social sciences. To browse listings or post a job, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/home.php

  • H-Announce: 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 https://networks.h-net.org/h-announce

  • H-Net Book Channel: Connecting users with the latest literature in their fields through constantly updating feeds of new academic titles by category and commissioned essays on topics of interest to teachers, scholars, and the broader public. https://networks.h-net.org/h-net-book-channel


H-Podcast Editors: editorial-podcast@mail.h-net.msu.edu

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Executive Director: Prof. Peter Knupfer
Michigan State University
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Associate Director for Networks: Dr. Jesse Draper
E-Mail: adnetworks@mail.h-net.msu.edu

Associate Director for Research and Publications: Dr. Yelena Kalinsky
E-Mail: yelena@mail.h-net.msu.edu