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,


Patrick Cox

H-Net Vice-President for Networks


Recent Content

Seth Kantner
Marion W. Copeland

Copeland on Kantner, 'Ordinary Wolves: A Novel'

Seth Kantner. Ordinary Wolves: A Novel. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2004. 324 pp. $22.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57131-044-6.

Reviewed by Marion W. Copeland (independent scholar and writer affiliated with the Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Veterinary School) Published on H-Nilas (March, 2005)

Philip Cafaro
Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Bendik-Keymer on Cafaro, 'Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue'

Philip Cafaro. Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004. xii + 272 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2610-8.

Reviewed by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Department of International Studies, American University of Sharjah) Published on H-Nilas (March, 2005)

Environmental Protection and Social Justice: Two Expressions Of The Same Idea

Nigel Rothfels
Richard Kahn

Kahn on Rothfels, 'Representing Animals:'

Nigel Rothfels. Representing Animals:. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002. xv + 235 pp. $49.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-253-34154-9; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21551-2.

Reviewed by Richard Kahn (Graduate School of Education, UCLA) Published on H-Nilas (February, 2005)

Is That Ivory in That Tower? Representing the Field of Animal Studies

Michael Kammen
David Wilson

Wilson on Kammen, 'A Time to Every Purpose: The Four Seasons in American Culture'

Michael Kammen. A Time to Every Purpose: The Four Seasons in American Culture. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 400 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2836-6.

Reviewed by David Wilson (American Studies, University of California, Davis) Published on H-Nilas (July, 2004)

A Syllabus of Seasons

John A. Murray
Thom Harrison

Harrison on Murray, 'Writing About Nature: A Creative Guide'

John A. Murray. Writing About Nature: A Creative Guide. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003. xii + 202 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-3085-7.

Reviewed by Thom Harrison (Division of Humanities, Macon State College) Published on H-Nilas (April, 2004)

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