On April 5, 2016, H-Net Council voted to de-commission H-Nilas. The network has been unused. Rather than attempt to revive an unused network, we suggest H-Nilas’s 257 subscribers join our much larger and far more active networks in related fields. H-Animal is a multi-disciplinary forum for the study of animals in human culture, welcoming scholars from across the humanistic and social science disciplines, with historians, sociologists, literary and film scholars, anthropologists, philosophers, geographers, among its 1100 subscribers. H-Animal's syllabi exchange is especially impressive
On April 5, 2016, H-Net Council voted to de-commission H-Nilas. The network has been unused. Rather than attempt to revive an unused network, we suggest H-Nilas’s 257 subscribers join our much larger and far more active networks in related fields. H-Animal is a multi-disciplinary forum for the study of animals in human culture, welcoming scholars from across the humanistic and social science disciplines, with historians, sociologists, literary and film scholars, anthropologists, philosophers, geographers, among its 1100 subscribers. H-Animal's syllabi exchange is especially impressive. Additionally, H-Environment networks nearly 4200 scholars in the field of environmental history around the world and is supported by the American Society for Environmental History and the European Society for Environmental History. Among other things, H-Environment regularly publishes books reviews of new texts in the field. Both networks have dedicated editors who make good use of H-Net’s online capabilities.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about this decommissioning.
All the best,
H-Net Vice-President for Networks
My name is Patrick Cox and I am Vice-President for Networks at H-Net. I am also the interim editor of H-Nilas.
You've no doubt noticed this network has been awfully quiet of late. This is has been the result of the network having no editors to run it. H-Net networks are run by scholars and other experts who are interested in building unique resources for their fields. I posted a call for new editors on November 10, 2015 and I inserted language about the need for new editors on the front page of H-Nilas some time ago. I also used what information I could find to contact the founders and
German Studies Association Conference Seminar (September 29 ‐ October , 2016 in San Diego)
THE LITERARY LIFE OF PLANTS: AGENCY, LANGUAGES, AND POETICS OF THE VEGETAL
Joela Jacobs, University of Arizona (email@example.com)
Isabel Kranz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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.
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The Ghost of H-Net Past
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Mark Twain's short story "What Stumped the Bluejays" achieves its humor through anthropomorphism. "...whatever a bluejay feels, he can put into language. And no mere commonplace language, either, but rattling, out-and-out book-talk - and bristling with metaphor, too - just bristling! And as for command of language - why you never see a bluejay get stuck for a word. ... and there's no bird, or cow, or anything that uses as good grammar as a bluejay. You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does - but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat
How about "Little Shop of Horrors"? There's an anthropomorphized plant for you.
Call for Papers: S85 - Fantasy Literature & Place ESSE Galway Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2016
Jane Suzanne Carroll, University of Roehampton, UK (email@example.com)
Anja Müller, University of Siegen, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Many fantasy texts are deeply concerned with issues of place. The imagined landscapes of fantasy literature may reflect real locations and engage with the histories, cultures and literary