Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Jesse Draper - Associate Director, Networks's picture

Dear friends,

This year we are celebrating twenty-five years of service by scholars, teachers, and students for scholars, teachers, and students to the humanities and social sciences. We own our servers and our members own their contributions. H-Net is a free, independent, nonprofit service creating valuable resources for researchers and educators, stored in a public, permanent archive while safeguarding the privacy of our subscribers. No algorithms, no data selling, no spam, no shouting. 

A journey into H-Texas’s past encounters many examples of the network’s vitality and service to the profession as this vibrant discussion of the roots of the terms “Greasers” and “Gringos” from 2001 shows. These kinds of contributions have helped to define H-Net over the years. We’ll be highlighting threads like these from our networks throughout the year as part of our HNet25 Throwback Thursday celebration on Facebook and Twitter.

We have big plans for the next twenty-five years. Podcasting. Peer-reviewed publications. Informal scholarship (conference papers and research drafts). Conference reports and interviews. And we've already begun! H-Net has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to record and host teaching focused panels and interviews from the OAH 2018 annual conference. We continue to encourage and support innovation in the digital humanities and social sciences through collaborative, moderated exchange that preserves the highest online scholarly standards. Towards those aims, H-Net is upgrading its servers and services to be more secure, faster, and independent.

Please support the value provided on H-Texas and our other H-Net services by making a tax-deductible contribution at the Support H-Net page.  And join us over the year as we celebrate twenty-five years of remarkable contributions at the H-Net 25 Crossroads.

Thanks from all of us at H-Net!

 

H-Net is classified as a tax-exempt nonprofit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, effective February 20, 2004. Your contribution may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor for further information.

One of the first editors for H-Texas was Garry Nall. I had known him through this network for several months before he decided to retire from teaching. I applied for his job at West Texas A&M University and was hired, in part, because of the friendship we had developed on H-Texas. I have met many more people here who have become friends in real life and those who are still virtual friends, but Garry was, and is, a very special person to me.

What are some of you memories from H-Texas?

Jean Stuntz
WTAMU