Dear H-Slavery Subscribers,
At its best, an H-Net group like H-Slavery draws on a broad community of scholarly interest. Over the last few years I've been helping to manage H-Slavery and I have been impressed both by how much our crew has been able to do but also how much is going on that we don't cover. The digital landscape for slavery studies is at once open but crowded and dynamic yet scattered. What do you think H-Slavery should do as the field of slavery studies continues to evolve? What projects would be most helpful? Where does the future lie? What can we do to benefit the field?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on these and related matters. H-Slavery hosts many different kinds of content--CFPs, book reviews, twitter posts, queries, commissioned content. But among the most important of these over our history has been free flowing conversation... framed by academic best practices, to be sure, but also often less formal than published scholarship. I'd love to hear your thoughts about where things are headed and what we can do, whether they verge on a detailed proposal or are an off-the-cuff suggestion. We exist to serve the common interest of our field of study, but what is that common interest?
Assistant Professor of History
University of New Mexico