H-Diplo is H-Net's network on Diplomatic History and International Affairs
I. The H-Diplo Network: Scope, Content, Purpose
Established in 1993, H-Diplo has evolved from its origins as an electronic discussion list for diplomatic historians into an international, interdisciplinary network and center for diplomatic and international history, broadly defined. H-Diplo publishes a wide array of commissioned scholarly content, including roundtable reviews, article reviews, and review essays as well as original works of scholarship. H-Diplo weds the thoughtfulness of print publications with the dynamism of electronic media. It thus increases the velocity of communication in the field and lowers the barriers to discussion by scholars across the globe.
H-Diplo innovations include the following:
-Roundtable reviews that offer in-depth treatment of and thoughtful, scholarly debate about key works in the field of diplomatic and international history.
-Article reviews that extend to journal articles the same sort of scholarly reviews that academic book reviews provide.
-professional quality pdf formatted documents that are openly accessible on a variety of devices. Oup publications are permanetly accessible, free of charge, to anyone who wishes to read them. Our publications feature prominently on the syllabi of many college and university courses, and are particulary popular in graduate seminars. They also regularly appear in the notes and bibliographies of scholarly monographs, articles, and dissertations.
- is a network dedicated to the study of diplomatic and international history, broadly defined.
- has members from across the globe and from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds.
- gratefully acknowledges the National Security Archive for its continued generous support of the H-Diplo Managing Editor Position.
- thanks the International Security Studies Forum (ISSF), a partnership between the International Studies Association's Security Studies Section and the journals International Security, Security Studies, and the Journal of Strategic Studies, for making the H-Diplo | ISSF partnership possible.
- is a member of H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. If you feel that H-Net's services have benefitted you, please consider making a donation to help support H-Net's costs.
- has an advisory board composed of distinguished scholars that determine its overall policies. Day-to-day operations are handled by the H-Diplo editors. Their details are located on our Personnel page.
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H-Diplo is edited by field experts approved by the network board and certified by H-Net’s Executive Council. The editors serve two-year renewable terms and rotate their duties. Editors are listed in the Network Staff List linked from the network’s front page. The editors will solicit postings through the H-Net Commons, will approve new subscriptions, will handle routine inquiries, and manage submissions. Anyone with suggestions about what H-Diplo can and might do is invited to send in ideas by writing to the editorial address. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net networks, H-Diplo is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the network mission, 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 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/28443/staffpage
III. Communicating Through the Network.
B. Contributions: The tone and content of H-Diplo 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.
-- ALL CONTRIBUTIONS 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.
-- CONTENT: Editors retain the right to review material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the network's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed as subscribers to the network. H-Net permanently archives its content on the H-Net Commons. Do not submit material that you consider to be of a private nature or that you would not want available to future readers.
-- STYLE: the default editorial style for discussion postings is that of a letter to the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in Webster's Third International Dictionary."). Avoid excessive quotation of messages you refer or reply to.
-- FORMAT: While you can submit your posts to the Commons using various fonts, styles and formatting these may be edited by the editor for uniformity and readability.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.517.432.5134 between 9 am - 5 pm (Eastern).
V. The H-Diplo Network Site
The H-Diplo network site contains the following required information and services:
- The archives of the H-Diplo network discussions and other uploaded content
- The network's official documents: its about page, lists of board members and editors, contact information, and other founding and information documents.
- Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other networks.
VI. Advisory Board.
H-Diplo'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 incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the network 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-Diplo.
For a list of the current advisory board, visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/28443/staffpage
VII. Our Parent Organization: H-Net
H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates digital 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, egalitarian 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 digital resources; 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:
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- The H-Net Book Channel: The Book Channel is a book announcement service that helps readers stay informed about recently published titles in their fields and produces editorial content that aims to contextualize and comment on new trends in academic publishing.
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Executive Director: Prof. Peter Knupfer
Michigan State University
Associate Director of Networks: Jesse Draper, PhD
Michigan State University
Associate Director of Research and Publications: Yelena Kalinsky, PhD
Michigan State University