Announcement: Relaunch of H-Shehr

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We're delighted to announce that H-Shehr is once again up and running! 


As a network, H-Shehr facilitates scholarly discussion and research collaboration on the gendered, classed, and raced effects of urban projects in North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. 


The new editors of the network are Sabeen bin Zayyad, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Calgary, and Yasmeen Arif, a Ph.D student at the University of Oxford.


We are eager to collaborate with scholars in this field, so please do share your suggestions for how H-Shehr could develop as a network by emailing us at


We also invite applications to collaborate with us, especially on any of the following:


Conference Collaborations: we would like to assist conference organizers and panelists develop a digital footprint for their work, including through conference reports, blog posts based on panels, and related content of interest to our subscribers.


Book Review Editors: we invite applications for editors to commission, edit, and publish reviews through H-Net's official process. H-Net's reviews are publicly available on the web and circulate directly to our readers via email notifications, giving them an exceptionally large audience.


Digital Methods: we are looking for an additional editor to help track and catalog developments in digital methods and projects. This can include building a separate page as part of our Resources Tab, conducting interviews with scholars, and circulating relevant links to our subscribers.


Dissertation Interviews: we are also looking for and would welcome an additional editor who can help us catalog dissertations in the field and develop a series of interviews with dissertators about their work.