Welcome to H-Kentucky, H-Net’s Network on Kentucky
I. The H-Kentucky Network: Scope, Content, Purpose.
The goal of H-Kentucky is to create an online collaborative environment to facilitate communication and the exchange or scholarly and pedagogical ideas among teachers, researchers, scholars, advanced students, and related professionals (e.g. local historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists), all in an open, democratic, respectful and non-partisan manner. H-Kentucky especially welcomes those who are interested in Kentucky, as well as those in any history/humanities field who live and/or work in Kentucky.
We want for you to not only enjoy the content here at H-Kentucky but also to contribute to this network. Please create an account at H-Net Commons (if you don't have an account already - click here to register) and fill out your profile - then subscribe to the H-Kentucky network http://networks.h-net.org/h-kentucky. You'll get notifications of all the contributions to the network via email - and you will be able to contribute your own content as well. Visit the H-Net Commons Help Desk for guides and how-to suggestions. Click on the "Go To" dropdown at the top left of the page next to the search box.
The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be identified in all messages coming from the network. The editors will solicit postings through the Commons, will assist people in managing subscriptions, will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-Kentucky can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net lists, H-Kentucky is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. Please read section III below for details about ownership, style, formatting, and content of your messages. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.02 of our council policies, located at:
For a list of current editors, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/staffpage.
III. Communicating Through the Network.
A full copy of the H-Net Council Policies and Bylaws and other important information may be found at: http://www.h-net.org/about/.
B. Contributions: The tone and content of H-Kentucky depends directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet. A number of excellent guides to online behavior and style are available on the internet and we invite you consult them.
NOTE: ALL MESSAGES TO THE NETWORK MUST BE SIGNED. If your profile on the H-Net Commons is not filled out with a valid name and affiliation the editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed.
IV. Technical Information.
When you subscribe to the Commons, H-Net will send you a confirmation message containing important information about managing your subscription. For online help with your subscription see http://networks.h-net.org/help-desk, especially the “Getting Started” section. These guides will help you modify your notifications, unsubscribe from the network, change the e-mail address associated with your profile, and use your “My H-Net” page effectively. If you still have questions after reading the guides please email email@example.com.
V. The H-Kentucky Network Site
The H-Kentucky web site includes the following information and services:
V. Advisory Board
H-Kentucky's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the current editor. Board members referee establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the list and make active contributions to discussion; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact any or all of the editorial board members with ideas and concerns about H-Kentucky.
For a list of the current advisory board, visit: http://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/staffpage.
VI. Our Parent Organization: H-Net
H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources.
The goals of H-NET networks are to enable scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to share information on electronic databases; and to test new ideas and share comments on the literature in their fields.
H-Net's Council Policies and Bylaws, along with a list of its officers and committees, is available at: http://www.h-net.org/about/
Among H-Net's many services are:
CONTACTING H-NET FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Executive Director: Prof. Peter Knupfer
Michigan State University