We’re looking for some new editors to run H-French-Colonial. I’ve done what I can to hold down the ship but we’d like to get the position filled with a team of people who know the field much better than I.
Hopefully you have noticed the recent overhaul to H-French-Colonial and to all of H-Net. It’s better organized, better looking, and easier to use. I encourage you to poke around, and also check out H-Net’s main page. The top half of that page contains news from H-Net, and the bottom half collects teacher resources, research resources, CFP’s and Book Reviews as they are posted across all H-Net Networks.
With this update, H-French-Colonial is now poised to do what our move from list serve to the current format was meant to do: develop and store meaningful content for scholars and others working in the field. Like other networks on H-Net, H-French-Colonial is equipped to host blogs and forums, maintain databases of teaching resources, collaborate with other H-Net Networks, publish book reviews, build archives of resources, participate in discussions across multiple networks in addition to be able to load and store video, image, and audio content.
I’m looking for people interested in using the range of tools available to help build this valuable resource for the field. You need not be tech-savvy—if you have an interest, H-Net will provide the training and support—but I would say tech-comfortable would be good. And ideally, multiple people will apply to form a team of editors: no one is expected to do everything. Editing H-Net networks provides invaluable service to the field and a unique line to your CV. Those who apply will find a blank slate to work with and a ready-made audience already in place.
If you are interested or have questions, contact Patrick Cox at email@example.com and we can talk about the position.
Patrick Cox, H-NET Vice-President for Networks