Dear H-Net Readers:
Has H-Net helped you find a job, hire a new colleague, join or manage a scholarly organization, develop skills with new media, find and deepen contacts with fellow professionals, or find a conference or publishing outlet for your research?
I've been a subscriber to H-War since the late 1990s and an editor since 2003, and I can testify to Peter's point. H-War has been an amazingly vibrant community for more than two decades, and a large part of that is because of the support from H-Net itself.
Twenty-three years ago Mark Parillo, who then was my colleague at Kansas State University, introduced H-War by saying that “It should be clear from this that my interest in assisting with this list lies not in any inherent joy in the technology of the Internet but rather in my belief in this list's potential value as a research and communications tool for teachers, librarians, and researchers in the field of military history.
H-World launched at H-Net in 1994, and immediately its editors, Dan Segal and Pat Manning, found themselves handling a debate over “civilization as a concept in teaching” and teaching history “backwards.” This is what defines H-Net: collaboration, debate, sharing of ideas and information, in a free and safe harbor watched over by hard-working pioneers like Dan, Pat, and their successors at the helm of the network.
H-Net recently had an opportunity to partner with the Organization of American Historians for their 2018 Annual Meeting Amplified Initiative. We saw many of you in the Exhibit Hall where we had a table set up to celebrate our 25 years of service to scholars online. There we had an opportunity to interview a few of our members about their experiences with H-Net.
Greetings members of H-Florida!
As the current review editor and a list editor for H-Florida, I wanted to tell you about why I find H-Net to be a wonderful resource and worthy of your support. Some of you are already aware that there is a fundraising drive to help preserve H-Net's independence and integrity, but there is a chance that a few of you may still be unaware.
Dear H-Net Readers: