Writing at the dawn of H-AMSTDY, in July 1993, founder Jeff Finlay pointed out “Once you yourself stop thinking of who you are and where you're coming from, you'll slip into belonging as a member of a true scholarly community. You'll learn that the computer mediated conversation we're having can help you discover your own voice, and transform you from being a passive consumer of knowledge to an active producer of it.” I think subscribers will agree that throughout its 25 years at H-Net the network has lived up to Jeff’s expectations and has formed a community that continues to grow and develop. H-AMSTDY isn’t just a “list”; it's a network and community of practice.
H-Net’s home office staff of professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students work hard to support editors like Jeff and his successors at H-AMSTDY by providing equipment, training, and services including job openings, conferences and announcements, and notices of new scholarship in the field. We do this at significant cost that we largely shoulder on our own. Please help us keep H-AMSTDY and H-Net running for the next 25 years by donating to our 25th anniversary appeal.
We cannot do it without you, our readers.
Please help us continue by donating to H-Net today as we celebrate 25 years of service to our common profession.
Executive Director, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online