This page provides additional information about how to become an editor or advisory board member at an H-Net network and catalogs the recruitment programs and calls of H-Net’s nearly 200 topically-defined networks.
The editorial teams of these networks are the authorities over the application process, so please make sure to read their recruitment messages carefully. When a network’s current editorial team decides to bring on a new member, that member must go through a nomination, application, and certification process governed by H-Net’s Bylaws and Executive Council Policies. A network’s current editors and board members must nominate the individual and the candidate must fill out an application (see the blue buttons immediately below). All nominations are subject to review by H-Net’s Executive Council. If Council approves a nomination, the individual must then complete a brief, free online training program. Once trained, the new editor will join the network’s editorial team. H-Net recommends a two-year term for appointments and requires a six-week probationary period. Many editors and board members elect to serve for longer periods.
If you do not have a specific network that you are interested in, or do not have success reaching out to one, you should also feel invited to complete this webform to introduce yourself to our broader editorial community. It will ask you to provide contact information and then describe your general areas of interest, academic background, and mention any project ideas you had.
Recruitment Calls with Deadlines
The following networks maintain webpages outlining their recruitment interests and policies. Networks may add recruitment pages to this table by applying the category “H-Net Network Recruitment Page” to the page.
Dear Historians of the Civil War era and H-CivWar Subscribers,
Just this week our reviews editor, Prof. Khal Schneider, submitted his resignation as Reviews Editor for the H-Calfornia network. We thank him for his years of service. As I wrote to hiim, reviews continue to be one of the contributions subscribers most value.
Dear H-Nationalism Subscribers,
H-CivWar is interested in recruiting additional Review Editors, who will commission and edit reviews of books and other scholarly materials through a formal system managed by our parent non-profit, H-Net.
Dear H-Slavery Subscribers,
Especially in light of the recent protests over racist attacks against African Americans, H-Slavery would like to expand its all-volunteer editorial team to deepen its coverage of issues of racial inequality and social justice in the post-emancipation United States and/or in transatlantic context. We'd welcome scholars focused on massive resistance, reparations, the Jim Crow era, segregation and desegregation, the civil rights movement, and related topics. Below, we identify some possible editorial positions and outline a brief application process.
H-War seeks a new network editor to join the current editorial group. H-War is a collaborative and growing network focused on the scholarly pursuit of military history. It has a thriving book review program and frequent and active discussions of a diverse range of military history topics. Network editors moderate the discussions, assist subscribers, and help build content on the network, working in concert with each other and with the H-War Advisory Board.
H-Sport is seeking new volunteers to join our team to support the sport humanities community across the globe. We are particularly interested in individuals who would like to oversee one of the H-Sport projects or serve as a member of the H-Sport Twitter Team.
H-Sport Teaching Initiative
H-PCAACA is issuing a call for new Network Editors and Review Editors. If you are interested in joining H-PCAACA's volunteer team of Editors, please email us at email@example.com with a C.V. and cover letter attached.
Networks Practicing Continuous Recruitment
This table lists all recent recruitment calls, which typically include an application process and deadline. The table culls information from across H-Net using the category “H-Net Network Recruitment Call”
Dear H-Asia Members,
If you have ever thought about joining H-Asia's volunteer staff, please consider taking a look at a page we have recently created:
It is also available on our main menu, where it will permanently reside. It describes the benefits of volunteering with us, our recruitment policies, and some projects that we hope to develop. We will update this page periodically with additional projects and positions. Enjoy!
H-Canada is eager to collaborate with scholars in our field of study. If you haven't done so, please take the time to acquaint yourself with our various activities. We are run by an all-volunteer academic editorial team that offers flexible scheduling and opportunities to work collaboratively with people in your field and to design and develop academic projects.
Volunteering with H-Nationalism