On July 1, 2015, H-Net Council voted to decommission H-Indiana and several other networks dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Midwestern US states. Council also approved a plan to create a new network, H-Midwest, dedicated to Midwestern Studies. Folks interested in Indiana History and Culture are encouraged to check out H-Midwest.
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.
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
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.