Dear H-Hausa Subscribers,
I am writing in my capacity as H-Net’s Vice President of Networks, an elected, advisory position. H-Hausa has been dormant for a few years, but before that long served as a dynamic academic forum. In the coming month, I’ll be working to expand its activities. I’ll be particularly focused on recruiting a crew of volunteer Network Editors to help moderate and develop content such as CfPs, conference reports, and academic blog posts. If you think you might be interested in working in this capacity, please email me at: email@example.com.
There are a number of
5th Great War in Africa Association and 3rd International Network for the Study of the Great War in Africa
Venue: The National Archives, Kew, London
Dates: 3 and 4 May 2016
Deadline for Call for Papers submission: 31 January 2016
1916 was a significant year in the Great War. In Europe it was the year of the Somme and Gallipoli. In Africa it was the year of Salaita and the British allied invasion into
Greetings H-Net subscribers!
We are pleased to announce the release of the Resources tab, which is now located at the top of all of our Networks. Prior to the release, there was a Media tab that chronologically aggregated all of the contributions uploaded to a particular Network. While the Media tab clearly had some basic archival value, with the development of many diverse projects making use of this material on our Networks, editors asked for a better way to organize that content. The Resources tab is the fruit of those aims.
We have created more detailed Resource tab pages with descriptions
Dear H-Net Readers:
As our fall appeal comes to a close, all of us at H-Net wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many readers who have contributed during the past few weeks. Your gifts go directly to our program services, helping us to staff our help desk, make improvements to our web resources, and develop new features that leverage the tremendous talent pool of our hundreds of volunteer editors.
A reminder that December 14, 2015 is the deadline to submit an abstract for "Sacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa: A symposium dedicated to the memory of Professor John O. Hunwick." See the message below and Call for Papers (also attached) for more information.
[Message originally sent 11/13/15]
Dear friends of ISITA and Professor John O. Hunwick,
We are pleased to announce a symposium at Northwestern University on April 21-22, 2016 dedicated to the memory of Professor John O. Hunwick. Titled "Sacred Word: The Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic
The Ghost of H-Net Past
When H-Net began in 1994, email was a rarity, the internet was a collection of text-based gopher files that you could access if you knew the right commands, and scholars in small departments or isolated areas never had the chance to talk with someone else in their field. Into these dark times, H-Net editors took on the challenge to teach their colleagues how to use email. Editors promoted discussions of which archives were the most useful for which subjects. H-Announce soon started to replace physical paper flyers to announce conferences. Isolated scholars learned about
The Centre of African Studies invites applications for two Visiting Research Fellowships from candidates in all the disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The aim of the Fellowships is to enable the fellows to focus on a period of research and writing in Cambridge.
Preference will be given to early- to mid-career candidates with a distinguished research profile. They are expected to be permanent residents in Africa. The appointments will
Dear H-Net Readers and Subscribers:
I am Robert Cassanello, Vice President of Research and Publications at H-Net, and I wanted to ask you if you have not already done so to consider donating to H-Net during this campaign drive. I first heard about H-Net back in 1994 during a graduate seminar and immediately joined a couple of burgeoning networks. Throughout this 20+ year relationship with H-Net, I have been fortunate enough to have gained a tremendous amount of professional contacts, development, as well as academic dialog that was unimaginable while I was an undergraduate student in history.