H-Risk-and-Safety promotes an interdisciplinary, intellectural exchange about the history of risk, accidents, safety and disasters. H-Risk-and-Safety will introduce a much needed historical exploration of how a variety of actors dealt with risk and constructed safety from ancient times to the present. This network will provide a forum for scholars to exchange bibliographic information, research and teaching aids in an effort to promote an international examination of concepts of risk and safety broadly defined.

H-Risk-and-Safety is currently looking for new editors to take over the network and take an active role in developing new online materials and resources for the field. We also looking for contributors, bloggers, discussants, resources gatherers, etc. If you are interested in helping build this site, please contact Patrick Cox, H-Net's Vice-President for Networks, at vp-net@mail.h-net.msu.edu.

Recent Content

New H-Net Profiles and more


H-Net is happy to announce a few new features. 

Your Profile on H-Net now has a field for Dissertations and Theses in progress. H-Net Profiles are searchable by name, email, and interest, and people do look so we encourage you to fill in your profile. 

CFP: Evidence, Accident, Discovery

Soyuz: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies is announcing a call for an invited session at the 2016 American Anthropological Association Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. We seek panels that "reflect the state-of-the-art and thematic concerns" in our field. We would like to encourage all innovative panels, and especially those that have cross-regional reach.

CFP: Accidents and the State in the 20th century

Dear all,

Subscribers will hopefully be very interested in the CfP below - this looks like a great workshop, and hopefully a report will be featured here in due course. Deadline for proposals is 29 February, so only a bit of time to be thinking about this. Further details of the workshop to follow when the programme is known.

Best wishes,



Call for Papers: Accidents & the State in the 20th Century

H-Risk - editors wanted!

Hi Everyone,

The current network editors - Amy Gangloff and myself - are quite aware that things are a little quieter on H-Risk than we'd hoped or wanted. So, we're looking to get things a bit more active - and to that end, we'd like to enlist the help of any subscribers out there who might be interested in playing a role.