Support H-Net

Diane N. Labrosse's picture

This year, the Humanities and Social Sciences Online network (H-Net), is working to raise $35,000 to help support new platform development for the H-Net Commons, H-Net Job Guide, and H-Net Reviews.

When it was founded in 1992, H-Net became a vital force in the internationalization of open-access scholarship and the creation of specialist listservs that revolutionized online scholarly discussions, interactions, and publications.  It continues to do so with the H-Net Commons, and is poised with its new platform to offer even more content to its subscribers and readers. H-Net remains a non-profit organization, and all of its publications are open access.

Since its founding in 1993, H-Diplo has been a vital part of H-Net. Thirty years later, in a sea of online content and social media, H-Diplo remains the flagship online publication for scholars of diplomacy and international relations. It is one of the most relevant and important open-access scholarly resources on the internet. Its publications are available, free of charge, to anyone who is interested in them. Our subscriber base has held firm for the last decades and continues to increase each year. Our website attracts over ten thousand visitors per month. We publish over 300 reviews, tributes, and essays per year as part of our ever-expanding in-house publication program. Our Teaching Syllabus Archive project, which offers syllabi from a range of courses taught by our members at universities and colleges, draws a wide range of scholars, especially junior scholars who are at the start of their teaching careers.  Four times per year, H-Diplo’s Journal Watch editors collate the tables of contents from all scholarly journals that are related to the field. H-Diplo regularly posts calls for papers, conference announcements, and job notices, allowing for a maximal diffusion of such information among a targeted audience.

All of this is possible because of the hard work of our volunteer team of H-Diplo editors.

They are of course firmly supported by H-Net’s dedicated and diligent officers and council, its staff, and its technicians, all of whom oversee the H-Net organization and keep the H-Net Commons system and networks operating.

H-Net needs this financial support in order to maintain, upgrade, and expand its reach, thereby allowing scholars to continue to have open access to such invaluable material as that found on H-Diplo and its sister lists. Its new platform is long overdue, and will greatly enhance H-Net’s content delivery.

The editors of H-Diplo support this H-Net campaign. We ask our readers who find H-Diplo and H-Net's many other networks to be a valuable resource to consider making a donation to H-Net so that it can continue its vital work. All funding goes directly to the H-Net organization and its operating system.

To do so, please visit this link:

On behalf of the H-Diplo editorial team, thank you.

To donate by credit card online, please follow this link to the Support H-Net page:

Or send a check payable to H-Net:

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Diane Labrosse

H-Diplo managing editor