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Re: Where Historians Work (news) (comment)

I can assure Karen that independent scholar organizations such as The National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS), which supports H-Scholar, judge their members by the quality of their scholarship and not whether they have doctorates. Check the NCIS website for its membership qualificationa and what it has to offer, and also for its list of affiliated groups in the U.S. and Australia.