Posting Announcements: A User's Guide
If you would like to post an announcement on H-Net, you can submit your announcement to H-Announce, a moderated one-way distribution channel for sharing information about events, conferences, calls for papers, programs, workshops, funding and fellowship opportunities, and news. You can also post announcements directly to any subject-area networks where you are a member. Learn more about how to become a member of a specific network in our guide to Managing Memberships and Subscriptions.
Before submitting your announcement, please ensure it does not violate any of H-Net's announcement policies.
If you would like to post an announcement, please follow the steps below.
1. Log in to your profile.
If you do not have one, you must create a profile. Your profile must include your full name (this must be your name, not an organization's) and your professional affiliation. Your announcement will not be published until this information is available. You can edit your profile once you are logged in by clicking the ‘My Profile’ button at the top of the page and selecting ‘Edit Profile’ from the drop-down menu. See our full guide on updating your profile.
2. Go to the homepage of the network where you would like to share your announcement and click the blue ‘Create’ button in the righthand menu.
You must be logged in to see this button.
If you are posting your announcement to a network other than H-Announce, click "Create," and then choose "Announcement" on the next screen.
You can now post your announcement to multiple networks at the same time, including H-Announce.
In the dropdown menu labelled "Network," select additional networks where you want to submit your announcement. If you want to submit your announcement to H-Announce, make sure the box next to "Also Submit to H-Announce" is checked. We recommend always submitting your announcement to H-Announce to ensure that your message will be received by the largest possible H-Net audience.
3. When composing your announcement, be sure to carefully fill out all of the information, including subject fields at the bottom.
While you're submitting, keep in mind:
- Keep your posting concise and above the scroll line where it is mostly likely to be read. Lengthy prefatory material reduces the likelihood that recipients will read the post. Link to an event or other website that has consistent details and information that you control.
- Do not cut/paste your announcement from a word-processed document. Compose it. Use the tools in the editing bar to format it. Cut/paste invariably introduces formatting errors and includes text that will confuse readers (such as references to an “attached flyer” that isn’t attached).
- Spell out acronyms and abbreviations. We have a global audience that may not know whether ASA refers to the American Studies Association or the Asian Studies Association, for example.
- Do not insert or link to images. Links will eventually rot and the graphics disappear.
- Do not submit what you consider to be “private” information now or in the future. Cell phone numbers, home addresses, names of family members, or other such information will remain searchable in our database for years to come.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Preview” and review the contents of your announcement carefully to ensure the important details are accurate and there are no typos.
5. Click "Submit."
By clicking this button, you agree that the information submitted is appropriate and accurate, and that it will not be edited or removed after it is published. You, not the editors, are responsible for the content and formatting of your message. You agree that editors may make small changes to the text of your announcement (spelling errors, formatting errors, etc.) that do not change the meaning of the announcement.
6. Your announcement will undergo moderation.
Announcements posted to H-Announce will be moderated by the editors in accordance with the H-Announce publishing calendar. Announcements posted to individual networks will be moderated by that network's editorial staff in accordance with their network's publishing schedule. Editors at individual networks have the right to decline to publish content based on their internal publishing standards. Any activity moderators deem spamming will result in the user profile being blocked.
If your profile is incomplete, your announcement lacks necessary information, or your announcement requires major changes, the editors will request that you make revisions before they will publish your content. To access and revise your announcement, log in, navigate to your profile page and select ‘Posts’ from the 'My H-Net' drop-down menu. Then, click on the announcement in question and select “Edit Draft” near the top of the menu on the right side.
7. When everything is in accordance with policy, your announcement will be published.
Once it has been published, editors from individual networks can easily re-post your announcement to be sent out to their entire subscribership. Re-posting is entirely at the discretion of network editors.
Announcements soliciting legal support for specific causes will not be posted.
Announcements with sexist, racist, ableist, or other discriminatory content will not be posted.
Announcements may not contain job postings, which are considered to be any full-time (>30 hours/week) compensation that is more than six months long. The function or funding source of employment is not relevant; if the position involves full-time compensation for professional research, teaching, or service, whether it's a scholarship, fellowship, fixed-term, tenure-line, consultancy, then H-Net will only publish it through the H-Net Job Guide. The only exception made is for full-time, graduate dissertation research support.
Announcements may not contain duplicate/reminder postings, rental notices, publicity for new publications, journal table of contents, for-profit activities, or established courses/programs of study.
New publication announcements should be submitted to the Book Channel here.
Need more help?
If you have questions or difficulties with any of the steps, you can contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.