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. At its inception, H-Net was created to “be an electronic ‘bulletin board’ system open [and] free to all historians in the US—and across the world,” and “a hands-on training program to show historians how to use their PCs more effectively.” Twenty-five years later, H-Net provides free and open access to hundreds of thousands of subscribers all around the world as the most trusted broker of academic information online. No algorithms, no data selling, no spam, no shouting. We own our servers and our members own their contributions.
- Thanks to the tireless efforts of hundreds of trained volunteer editors, we now host more than 180 moderated networks and a robust online reviews program.
- Our academic announcements service provides daily updates about opportunities for research, funding, and professional development.
- The H-Net Job Guide was recently featured at Interfolio as the premier site for academic job-seekers.
- And our newest service, the H-Net Book Channel, provides up-to-date lists of new books organized by field and commissioned essays on new scholarly directions.
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. 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. We want to continue to encourage and support innovation in the digital humanities and social sciences through collaborative, moderated exchange that preserves the highest online scholarly standards. Please support the value provided on H-Albion 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!
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