H-Scholar is sponsored by the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. Its purposes are: assisting independent scholars to share their work and research interests with the larger community, enhancing their productivity by promoting the sharing of information and resources, facilitating communication between independent and academically affiliated scholars with shared interests and concerns, providing information about issues of general interest to all working scholars regardless of their discipline or situation and creating a forum for discussion of specific scholarly issues across disciplinary boundaries.

Recent Content

New Document on H-Scholar


With the assistance of Rick Anderson, I have posted his article on Copyright and Open Access which originally appeared in the American Historical Association's Perspectives.

You can find this article and a few others that have lasting value in the "Resources" tab at the top of the H-Scholar homepage. 

You can also retrieve other useful articles by entering the search term  "How-to" in the seach box on the H-Scholar homepage.  This will also retrieve some discussions posted to the list about how to particpate in H-Scholar and H-Net.

Call for Panelists: OAH session on Independent Scholars

The Organization of American Historians is putting together a panel to discuss the challenges of being an Independent Scholar, which would take place during a luncheon at the 2018 annual meeting in Sacramento.  Panelists would receive free conference registration and free lunch at the session.  The conference occurs April 12-14, 2018.  Please contact Joan Zenzen at joanz10@verizon.net if you have an interest in learning more about the session and how you might contribute.  Responding sooner than later would be much appreciated!