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.

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my mistake


In the course of trying to fix some startup problems on H-Scholar I inadvertently posted the message below from H-Net , which was evidently intended for my own account and not for the list.  It contained the password that was created for me.  H-Net has cancelled the password and it no longer works.

If you need to reset your own password, below is a link to a help file on that topic


Re: Welcome to H-Scholar on the Commons

Navigating the sign-up for H-Scholar on the Commons takes a bit of patience and determination, but I hope that our list members will not be discouraged. Our new Commons presence offers many new opportunities.  At the moment, the H-Scholar editors welcome suggestions for content on our Commons page.  What resources, kinds of information, etc. might be helpful to you in your scholarly work?

Joanne Lafler  jwlafler@ix.netcom.com


Welcome to H-Scholar on the Commons

Subject: Important subscriber information: Transition to H-Net Commons


Welcome to the H-Net Commons!  As we noted in a recent message, H-Scholar is no
longer operating as a listserv and is now on the H-Net Commons.  (Note that as this
message is sent during the migration process, it may be a couple of hours before
everything is completely visible.)

We have created an account for you at http://networks.h-net.org/ with the login

About this Network


H-Scholar is H-Net's Network for independent scholars and scholarship.

I. The H-Scholar Network: Scope, Content, Purpose

THE FOCUS OF H-SCHOLAR is the pursuit of serious scholarship that is not supported by institutional resources: independent scholarship. To this end, H-Scholar encourages subscribers to share their research interests, methodologies, and concerns with the larger community; share information and resources; and raise issues of general interest to all working scholars regardless of their discipline or situation.